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Ghezing, Western Sikkim
Ghezing town is the base of trekking to the Himalayas and expeditions towards Mount Kanchenjunga.
 
 Gyalshing or Gezing is the capital of the district of West Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. Gezing is also connected to the West Bengal towns of Darjeeling and Kalimpong via Jorethang. A few kilometres north is the town of Pelling. The town has a large Nepali population and the Nepali language is the predominant language of the region. The town is situated at an altitude of about 6500 feet (1900 m). The town enjoys a temperate climate for most of the year and snow sometimes falls in the vicinity.

ChortenNear Gezing is the ancient town of Yuksom, the ancient capital of Sikkim built in 1642. Other attractions include Pemyangtse monastery built in 1640, reputed to be Sikkim`s oldest and Khecheopalri Lake which as legend has it not a leaf is allowed to float on the surface. The town is the base for trekking in the Himalayas and professional expeditions to Mount Kanchenjunga.

Gezing has a couple of English medium schools including a convent school and a major hospital. It also has the district`s only three star hotel The TashiGang hotel owned by the Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa.

(Last Updated on : 17/05/2010)
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