Natural Attractions in Yuksom

Khangchendzonga National Park is the major tourist magnet near Yuksom. Spread in an area of 850 sq km and at an altitude of 8586 meters, this national park is one of the foremost biosphere reserves in India. It was established on 26th August 1977 and it is home to animals such as Musk Deer, Snow Leopard and Himalayan Tahr. Trees like Oak, fir, Birch and Maple form the major forest cover along with a number of plants with medicinal value. The national park also houses nearly 500 species of birds including breeds like Blood Pheasant, Green Pigeon, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Sunbird etc.

 

Apart from this, the Phamrong Waterfall-the highest waterfall in west Sikkim is a popular attraction. The area has picnic and tourist spots and makes for a lovely scenic destination during the Monsoon. The waterfall is located between Yuksom and Gerethang.

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