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West Sikkim Photos & Description

About West Sikkim

West Sikkim is the west district of Sikkim. It has an area of 1166 square kilometres. Gyalshing is the district headquarter of West Sikkim. It is worth mentionable for its breathtaking landscape and evergreen alpine forests. Pelling is the place for comfortable stay to do the sightseeings in the area. We at Sikkim Taxis plan your Sikkim trip as per your taste. Goecha La trek in the foothills of Khangchendzonga is in Yuksom which is just 41 kilometres away from Pelling.

West Sikkim Major Place to Visit

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Pelling

Pelling is today emerging as the second biggest tourist destination in the state after Gangtok. Although in itself it is little more than a strip of road lined with hotels, its main USP is the breathtaking view it offers of the Khangchendzonga and surrounding ranges, as well as the easy access it provides to tourist spots in the area. Pemayangste monastery is less than a kilometre from Pelling, while a 40 minute walk on the hill opposite the monastery takes you to Sanga Choling monastery built in 1697, one of the first in the state. Pelling’s serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks.

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Varsey

Versy is a small sanctuary in West Sikkim district with an area of 104 square kilometre. It is mainly known for the Rhododendrons. This place is not accessible by road with motor vehicle. The last motorable place is Hilley, 4 kilometres away from Versy. Tourists can experience hiking in this 4 kilometres journey.

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Yuksam

Loveable little Yuksom is historic, charming and unspoilt, although concretisation is fast taking over (the latest addition is an enclosed complex studded with gigantic prayer wheels along the settlement's main drag). Yuksom is the main trailhead for the treks towards Mt Khangchendzonga, and is a good place to kick back for a few quiet nights.

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