Yakten can be reached easily from Gangtok, Siliguri, NJP as well as Bagdogra. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri at a distance of around 140 km and the nearest airport is Bagdogra at a distance of 145 km. Take a hired car from NJP or Siliguri via Gangtok to finally reach the hamlet. However, Pakyong airport in Gangtok is now operational to board a flight from any major cities.
Yakten in South Sikkim can be visited at any time of the year. As surrounded by the luxuriant forest of Himalaya, the weather of the village stays alluring most of the time. In the summer the sun comes in the full glory providing to offer a thrrling view of the surrounding mountain range. However, monsoon is not a preferable time because of the muddy inaccessible roads.
Homestays are the only available option to stay in the village. Governemnt owned homestays or resorts, as well as private homestays, can be seen all through the village. However, all these homestays offer most of the modern amenities such as attached Western Bathrooms, hot water, electricity, etc. By having a Sikkim tour package from any renowned tour operator, you can get rid of the hassle of arranging them for you all alone.
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