Yakten 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.
Yakten village situated in east Sikkim is Overlooked by Himalayan Ranges, Yakten is a beautiful Hamlet. One can enjoy the pure virgin nature and experience the pristine authenticates traditional hospitality.Thye early Morning sunrise and view of Mighty Kanchenjunga is a memorable part here. Another option here is a 3km nature walk through beautiful forest trail to the Jhandi dara view point and experience a panoramic sunrise from the view point A nature walk through unforgettable jungle trail and enjoy birds and butterfly watching.
Homestay 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.
Yakten is village where one can enjoy the pristine Himalayan nature by sitting on the lap of nature. You can also take a shorter trek to the ruins of a Bhutia Fort called Budang Gari. Other places of interest in and around Yaakten village is, Bojeytaar, Bojeytaar cave, Tamang gumpa, serendipity house.
If you are fond of bird watching, then Yakten will not fail to surprise you. There are few bird watching trails which pass through the forests and farmlands and yield some of the rarest sightings. Located at around 5300 feet above sea level, Yaakten Village is also home to rare butterflies and orchids. Apart from treks to Jhandi Dara, you can enjoy taking long village walks and butterfly watching hikes along the edges of the green hills of Yakten. The Yakten Village Community can also arrange for cultural shows in the evenings if you want.
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. 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.