The small and beautiful state of Sikkim is located in the eastern Himalayas. It is spread below the mighty Kanchenjunga (8534 m), the third highest mountain in the world, which is revered by the locals as their protective deity.
Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow. Communities, cultures, religions and customs of different hues intermingle freely here to constitute a homogeneous blend. The predominant communities are the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese. Representing a concoction of Buddhism and Tibetology, here you will see many monasteries and ruby clad monks.
Highlights of Trekking in Sikkim
- Views of omnipresent and stunningly beautiful Mount Kanchenjunga
- Trails through quaint villages, valleys, agricultural fields and mountain lakes
- Visit to Buddhist monasteries
- Exquisite flora with a large number of indigenous species of orchids
- You may try the local drink 'Tongba', which is made of fermented millets, usually drunk out of a bamboo container using a bamboo straw
Barring peak rainy seasons of June, July, August you can undertake this walking tour anytime of the year. Each month of travel has its own charm:
Sept/Oct/Nov: Cool weather and the mountains views are good
Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar: Cold but the mountain views are at their best
Apr/May: Cool weather, mountains being to get hazy but rhododendrons are in full bloom
June/July/Aug: Pleasant temperature but it could be raining most of the days
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Book a Walking Holiday in Sikkim
Sikkim Walking Tour (9 Nights / 10 Days)
Visit the popular destinations of the region - Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong along with lesser known jewels of Rinchenpong and Pelling. Visit the stunning monasteries, walk in the heart of the towns, trek through unspoilt remote villages...all the time in the company of the mightly Himalayas.
ROUTING: BAGDOGRA - KALIMPONG - RINCHENPONG - PELLING - GANGTOK - DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA
TOUR PRICE: US$ 1995View More
DATES: Daily in JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Bespoke Walking Tours in Sikkim
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