Yakten (ইয়াকতেন) is a Homestay depended village in East
Sikkim, India, situated on 6,000 ft. above sea level distance from Gangtok only
35 K.M after Pakyong. A new airport is building or under contraction very near
of Gangtok city at Pakyong. A nice picturesque virgin village, surrounded by
lush green fields and also famous for rare Himalayan orchids. There are few
homstayes for nature loving travelers, this village decorated with these
homstays. All the rooms of hosmaestays are lovely, well decorated and
maintained with utile facilities. You can experience flower garden, vegetable
fields with Coriander leaf, cabbage cultivating in front of almost each and
every homestays, blue sky one above and smoking fog and multiple types of
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The Yaakten Village is located at a distance of 10 kilometers uphill
drive from Pakyong, East Sikkim which is also the site of upcoming Greenfield
airport in Sikkim. The first ever Yaakten Bojeytaar village ecotourism festival
held back in the month of February brought about new changes in the tourism
perspective of this place. The festival was indeed a grand success after which
the Yaakten village received an overwhelming ratio of domestic tourist inflow
which is a record breaking event that a new village tourism destination has
ever received. There are at present 8 home stay facilities at the Yaakten
village with modern attached washroom. The Yaakten village commands a panoramic
view of the Mount Khangchendzonga and its allied peaks on a clear sunny day
which is just breathtaking. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of city
life the Yaakten village will indeed give to the discerning travelers a feeling
of peace and solitude.
owner will welcome you with a cup of tea along with local food 'Sel
Roti', a traditional homemade food in Nepali communities. A must have cuisine
made by Rice flour, little sweet, edible oil and tea leaf extract with lots of
warm hospitality. The lunch is also mouthwatering; especially you will never
forget taste of coriander and mint chutney. Shining light of Gangtok city and Zuluk
can be visible from your room at night sky. Take an early morning rise and walk
for few minutes through the dense forest from village to witness a memorable
sunrise, a wiz game of sunlight on snow capped peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt.
Kumbhakarna, and Mt. Kabru.
One could also make short hike
to “Jhandi Dara” and “Budaang Gadi” where one could find the
ancient ruins of the fort. The trek route along Jhandi dara is blossomed with
different species of rhododendrons which gives a heavenly feel as you walk
along the path. The v360 degree view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and its peak here is
exceptionally unmatched from anywhere else.
Other places of interest in
and around Yaakten village is, Bojeytaar, Bojeytaar cave, Kartok monastery,
tamang gumpa, serendipity house.
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Inside Yakten homestay
Village East Sikkim
home stay room
Yakten Paradise Homestay - best accommodation option at Yakten, with all
basic needs along with a true taste of village life. Currently we have total
four numbers of rooms with attached western toilets. Double bedded & four
bedded rooms are available with super view mountain and nearby village. We almost
served all organic or self-cultivated vegetables to our gusts. Rooms are
sufficient big for your loving and family members, come and spend few days of
your life in unspoiled village life. You can contact us for arrangement of
transportation to and from Siliguri, Gangtok, NJP, Bagdogra and for
Per Person (Twin-Sharing)
₹.1,200 (with all foods)
Per person (triple/four sharing)
₹.1,000 (with all foods)
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airport is Pakyong Airport (PYG - updated on September 2018) and second nearest
airport is Bagdogra, distance around 10 K.M and 140 K.M. respectively. Nearest
railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and distance around 135 K.M. direct car
and shared jeep available to Gangtok from airport and railway station, and fare
would be around Rs.180 to Rs.200. From Gangtok book a car to Yakten through
Ranipool, Jalipool, Saramsa Garden and Pakyong. The Saramsa Garden is famous
for annual international flower show. Gangtok to Pakyong a journey of around
one and half hour and distance is only 21 K.M from Gangtok. Pakyong a market
town with jeep stand, shared jeeps available to Pakyong from Gangtok cost would
be around Rs.60 to Rs.80. The road from Pakyong to Yakten through bamboo and
bamboo-cane forest, after 12 K.M drive a sign board (Welcome to Yeti's land Yakten)
will welcome you.
on September 2018 - Direct sharing jeeps
available from Siliguri stand to Pakyong town, fare around Rs.200/person. The sand
located on Sevoke road just behind Vishal Cinema Hall. Sharing jeeps to Pakyong
are available up to 12 – 12.30 P.M.
Yakten welcomes tourists all over the year,
maximum temperature in summer is 260 C, and in winter
temperature is chilling between 40 C to 120 C.
Monsoon exists from mid June to August, a long lasting rainy season in Sikkim,
in monsoon colorful clods make a nice panoramic view of the Yakten village.
Note for tourists: Yakten is chill in summer also, so carry enough warm cloths.