Newly part of India, Sikkim includes an incredible variety of landscapes, ranging from the edge of the Indian plains to the dizzy heights of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. It is particularly famous for its range of flora, and provides some wonderful trekking.
Sikkim is also home to its own branch of Tibetan Buddhism, with spectacular monasteries found all over the state.
Sikkim Adventure Holidays
15 DaysfromUSD 3,379
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
A classic Northern India trek, from tea hills to Himalayan vistas
The trek was very nice. But due partly to exceptional circumstances the driving times were far too long.. And exceptional seems to be recurrent in this part of India. My suggestion for this trip would be to skip Sikkim and find alternatives closer to Darjeeling or the Singalila rirdge and elaborate another trip for Sikkim with hiking further there.
Great trip, very varied itinery visiting towns & some working monasteries, location of hotels is very good. Walking too is varied – lovely walks, through forests & bamboo plus up on the ridge for a couple of days. We were lucky & got sun & clear skies – views of everest and the whole range to kanchenjunga are fantastic. Trekking staff are brilliant.
Great mix of cultural diversity and natural beauty of India – starting and ending in the manic centres of Delhi and Kolkata respectively, the majority of the trip is in quieter parts of West Bengal and Sikkim, which are simply beautiful.