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About Bakhim

Bakhim is situated on the wonderful land of Himalayas in west Sikkim district, Bakhim is a natural garden and a land of trekking. Bakhim is located 16 kms away from Yuksom in West Sikkim District. It lies at an altitude of around 3100m on the Dzongri (10 km) trek route. Bakhim is a natural garden which is enclosed by dense mixed forests of magnolia, rhododendron, orchids, and ferns. Prek Chu River flows nearby.For most trekkers this is the first stop on the way to Goecha La Trek. It is covered with dense forests of Magnolia, rhododendron, orchids and ferns. The beauty of this place and the wonderful views of nature are the major attractions for tourists.

Tsokha village (pronounced as Choka), a settlement of Tibetans is home to few families and a monastery is located 3 kms away from Bakhim and Yuksom, which is about 10,000 ft above sea level and is the last stop on the way to Goecha La Trek is located 15 kms away.

For trekkers who wish to trek to Dzongri and Dzongri Top it is an wonderful sight of the Kanchenjunga range. Best time to trek the Dzongri is early in the morning. It takes an hour from the campsite to complete the trek. Another hour from there is the Dzongri Top which has the amazing view of Mount Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Ratong, and others.

The superb views of mountain ranges, deep valleys and Prek Chu River flowing nearby make Bakhim more beautiful.

 
Nearby Tourist Attractions

Nearby tourist attractions are Tsokha Village and Phedang. Some trekkers make Bakhim to be there first stop on the way to Goecha La trek. Bakhim is located at a distance of about 3 km from Tsokha but the entry way is uphill with the height being gained close to 300m.

Traveling to Bakhim is easy with the nearest airport at Bagdogra in West Bengal. Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri are the nearest railway stations. One can also take a bus or cab to Gangtok and from there drive 123 kms to Yuksom.Bakhim is located at an altitude of 9000 feet among beautiful orchids and alpine plants.

 

 


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