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Pelling HelipadWest Sikkim

Western Sikkim is far off the trodden track as compare to the Darjeeling Himalayas. The hills are more rugged here, the monasteries are more important and a greater number of people are actually Sikkimese. The first Sikkimese capital was Yuksam, in the north of western Sikkim, and the ruins of the second palace of Sikkim's Chogyals known as Rubduntse Ruins lay near Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling. Western Sikkim not only holds the ancient heart and soul of Sikkim, it is where the travelers are most likely to discover Sikkim in its ancient form.

naturebeyond tours to West Sikkim will take you on a journey to a mystic world of Tibetan Buddhism; to a land of enchanting landscape of ancient monasteries, sacred prayer flags and the Kanchenjunga.

The main attraction in West Sikkim for adventurous travelers is trekking. The best way to enjoy the culture and natural beauty of western Sikkim is trekking. Terraced slopes, high plateau, alpine forests, great snow views, small lakes combining together offer some of the greatest trek routes in Eastern Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga from Pelling

Most popular trek route in west Sikkim is Yuksam -Dzongri-Goecha-la that leads to the base of Mt. Kanchanjangha at an altitude of over 16000ft. Several other short treks, which relatively easier, link interesting villages, forests, sacred lakes and monasteries.

Places to visit West Sikkim

Dzongri - Goechala - Legship - Pelling - Tashiding - Varsey - Yuksom

Adventure tours in West Sikkim - Trek to Goechala - 7 days

Map of West Sikkim

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