Very near to Gangtok city in East Sikkim and surrounded by tall green pine forests, lies Yakten, a small Himalayan hamlet and the new eco-tourism destination of Sikkim. Yakten remains shrouded by mist almost most of the time of the day as well as it offers spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga ranges. Yakten stands at an altitude of 5000 ft with stretches orchid and cardamom gardens and surrounded by tall pine trees. It is a perfect place for all those who want to explore the nature and the traditional hospitality of Sikkim. Yakten is in fact actually a perfect blend of nature and the ethnic culture of Sikkim.
Yakten is also known for rare Himalayan orchid cultivation and a large number of birds and butterfly species thrive in this region. Yakten is thus a perfect place for spending a weekend amidst the nature while viewing the breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.