district of Sikkim being wild and free is the base from where all
the journey into the wilds of the majestic Himalayas begin.
The West Sikkim's district Headquarters are at Geyzing.
Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim. The real adventure begins from
here, as it serves as the base camp for unforgettable treks into the
wilds of the mountains.These high altitude alpine treks take you through
fairy tale landscapes, dense Rhododendron forest to heights of about
12,800 ft. at Dzongri or to Goe Chala at a height of 18,000 ft.
magnificent views of Mount Pandim, aweinspiring Mount Khangchendzonga
will be the accompany the treakers during the journey. Khangchendzonga
National Park in Yuksom is another place of attraction for wild-life
animals and birds.
A visit to serene Khecheopalri Lake, one of the most sacred lakes in
Sikkim is obvious. This lake is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Many believe it is to be a Wish-fulfilling lake.
Pamayangtse Monastery (112 kms from Gangtok) of the Nyingampa order is
one of premier institutions of Sikkim. It was built by Gyala Lhatsun
Chenpo in the 17th century. The monastery housing the incredible Zandog
Phalri, a wooden carving depicting the various realms of Buddhism.
also takes in the panoramic views of the majestic Eastern Himalayan
range from Soreng, Kaluk, Rinchenpong.
A small alpine village at a height of 6000 ft. For the nearest view of
Mount Khangchendzonga and surrounded peaks this village becomes a centre
of attraction in west Sikkim for the nature lover.
3 kms from Geyzing Yangtay is a beautiful place offers an exquisite view
of Mount Khangchendzonga and surrounding peaks.
Accomodation in Yangtay is provided by East Wind Holiday in Tashigang
Resort, a well furnished, comfortable, laxurious and one of the best
accomodation in Yangtay.
The best green destination in West Sikkim is Vershey, a small
rhododendron sanctuary. Vershey is situated almost on the Singalila
ridge with exotic views of snow peaks of Khangchendzonga range. Treaking
is one of the important activities here. Treaking through old
rhododendron trees, hanging mosses, rare flora, wild orchids and red
pandas and other wild lifes are the speciality of this sanctuary. One
can enjoy treaking to a small village Hilley at a height of 9000 ft.