Yuksom is a historical town in West Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town was the first capital of Kingdom of Sikkim established by Phuntsog Namgyal in 1642 AD. Yuksom has special religious and cultural significance as it is home to a number of famous Buddhist monasteries and historical monuments as well as ancient Gorkhas small Village. Yuksom serves as the base camp for trekking to Mt. Khangchendzonga and has the large influx of mountaineers from all parts of the world. Yuksom is considered as a model village by its inhabitants for eco-tourism. It is a large village, which is situated at an average altitude of 1,780 metres with a total area of 812.16 hectares. The climate of the village is pleasant from March to June and September to November, while in the winter season, December to February are the coldest months.