Yakten Village Homestay is located in Yakten, which is a new entry in Sikkim’s Eco and community based tourism. Located in the eastern part of Sikkim near Pakyong airport, Yakten has its own natural charm and cultural signifying. Surrounded by lush greenery yakten is offering spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
This small virgin village is also famous for rare Himalayan orchid cultivation, well organized orchid garden can be experienced from everywhere at this hamlet. Actin is also perfect for those who want to explore the natural forest trail with color of rare species of butterfly and music of chirping birds. In Yakten one can also get an opportunity to plug organic vegetables from the garden and taste the fresh organic Sikkimese food with warm traditional hospitality.
How to reach Yaakten:
Yakten is around 35 kms from Gangtok, which is the nearest town. You can hire cars from Gangtok to Yakten. The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri (which is around 140 kms.) and the nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB), which is around 145 kms away. However, when the Pakyong Airport becomes operational, this destination would be easily accessible.
Best time to visit Yakten:
You can visit Yaakten anytime of the year. However, if you are fond of hiking and trekking, then avoiding the rainy season is recommended.
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. Other places of interest in and around Yaakten village is, Bojeytaar, Bojeytaar cave, Kartok monastery, tamang gumpa, serendipity house.