Hotel Yangri Gang HOTEL $ (%241217; d 500-800, without bathroom 300; i) The basement rooms are functional concrete cubes, but the upstairs options are airy with clean wooden floors, wooden half- panelling and good hot showers. It s a good upper budget option favoured by trekkers.
Yuksom means meeting place of the three lamas , referring to the trio of Tibetan holy men who crowned the first chogyal of Sikkim here in 1641. The charming site is now Norbugang mumbai carpool Park, which contains a small temple, huge mani khorlo (prayer wheel), chorten (stupa) and the supposedly original Coronation Throne (Norbugang). mumbai carpool Standing beneath a vast cryptomeria pine, it looks something like an ancient Olympic podium made of whitewashed stone. Just in front of
super-friendly place, 3km below Gangtok. There s a wide range of spotless rooms, great views from the rooftop mumbai carpool bonsai garden and the Tibetan food is some of the best you ll ever taste (ask Nyima to make her excellent cottage cheese with tomato and basil). The main drawback is the heavy road noise, so get a room at the back. The location appears inconvenient but frequent shared taxis ( 15) shuttle between the hotel and Gangtok.
This covered market is interesting for its range of traditional Himalayan produce, including churpi (dried cheese on a string), cow skin snacks, Tibetan tsampa (ground roasted barley), dried phing noodles and circular yeast patties used for brewing chhang (millet beer).