Yuksam was the first capital of Sikkim, where according to the historical records, the first Chogyal of the Kingdom of Sikkim was consecrated in 1642 A.D. by the three learned lamas. The evidence of the consecration ceremony can be found at Norbughang chorten in the form of stone seats and a foot print inscribed on stone. Yuksom has special cultural and religious significance to the Sikkimese people as Sikkimese history began from here. Yuksom is also the starting point of several treks like the Dzongri Goechela trek, Yambong Singalila trek, etc,.