Located just 9 km from Pelling, Yangtey offers excellent views of Mt.Kanchenjungha but is not as crowded as Pelling. It is located at an altitude of 6000 feet and from where the snow-covered Kanchenjungha and other peaks is a feast for the eyes. The place is dotted with various nearby destinations like Kangchendzonga waterfalls, Khecheopalri Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins, Sewaro Rock Garden, Temi Tea Garden, Geyzing, Legship and Pemyangtse. Besides the beautiful Himalayan views, Yangtey is also famed for its beautiful Tashigang Resort located amidst lush green gardens and lawns.
Places to see at Yangtey: Savour the panoramic view of the splendid Mt Kanchenjangha and other snow covered Himalayan peaks from Yangtey. Yangtey offers wonderful view of snowcapped peaks like Rathong, Frey, Kabru Dom, Pandim, Narsing, Tinchikhang Siniolchu and Kanchenjungha.
Nearby attractions of Yangtey: In the nearest town of Pelling, you will be truly amazed by viewing the earliest monastery of the region, the Pemayangtse Monastery, belonging to the Nyingmapa sect. The monastery offers visual pleasure by its impeccable sculptures and wall paintings. If you are visiting the monastery in January-February, you can witness a religious dance called ‘Cham’. Locate the Rabdantse Ruins, which is 10 minutes walk away from the Monastery. You will also find a forest area nearby, admired with some exotic orchids and few lakes.
You can organize tours to visit some of the prominent locations around Yangtey. The Changey Waterfall, located at a distance of 19 km. from Yangtey is worth visiting. You can also visit another spectacular waterfall, the Kangchendzonga waterfalls some 30 km away. Make a trip to the site of Khecheopari Lake, highly acknowledged as one of the holy lakes in Sikkim. Surprisingly, there is not a single leaf on the lake surface, which is said to be cleared by birds. The other two major tourist attractions are the Rimbi Water Falls and Karchen Power House.
You will truly enjoy your visit to the Sewaro Rock Garden, admired with flowers, fountains, spectacular gardens, ponds, swimming pool, cafeteria and well-maintained rocks. A fair called Maghe mela is also celebrated at the site. You can also visit the Sang Da Choeling Monastery near Pelling by taking a short 45 min trek from Pelling.
Things to do at Yangtey: The sights from the gardens of the resort during the sunrise will really take your breath away. You can clearly view the sun rising from behind the snow capped mountains shrouded in the morning mists. You can take a nature walk along the village roads of Yangtey.
Best time to visit Yangtey: Throughout the year but the best season to view the peaks is the winter.
How to go ?
Yangtey is 106 km from Siliguri and just 2 km from Geyzing. You can hire cars from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri to reach Yangtey. If you are travelling from Gangtok, then you can take buses of shared cars upto Geyzing and then hire a car for anther 2 km to reach Yangtey.
Where to stay ?
Yangtey has only one resort that is Tashigang Resort. The sights of the rising sun from the resort and the changing colours of Mt.Kanchenjungha during sunrise is breathtaking. You can clearly view the sun rising from behind the snow capped mountains shrouded in the morning mists. The Tashigang Resort offers room types like Super Deluxe, Deluxe Cottage and Suite Cottage. It is known for its comfortable rooms and splendid services. The splendid interiors of the cottages perfectly compliment the outside world of the mountains and valleys. The rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting and minimal furniture, built in closets and the bathrooms are clean with running hot and cold water. You would also get a colour TV with cable connectivity.
Tashigang Resort has a very good restaurant named Shangrilla serving both Sikkimese and International cuisine. There is a bar as well called Rabdentse Bar which caters internationally acclaimed brands as well as popular local offerings.
For booking details you may contact:
Tashi Gang Resort: 09874491400, +91-3595-250340, 9933007730
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