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Exciting Tales from Sikkim

Posted on May 11, 2012 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

Sikkim is a lovely paradise filled with tranquility and also peace. This is the best place for trekking and is a place filled with the best forms of human activities and natural delights. There is something very special to this place that only one can experience  here. So come here and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature. As you see the clear night sky and see the mountains looming in the background, surely there is something that really takes away your tiredness and fatigue.

Sikkim is just around 7096 square kilometres and is located in the eastern part of the Himalayas and has the richest biodiversity and also the highest mountain ranges in this part of the world. Get to see the Mt. Khangchendzonga which is around 8586 meters high and see this third highest peak in the entire world, and enjoy the presence of the guardian deity of the locals here amongst whom it is really very popular.

There is a change in the altitude here and this ranges from 200 to around 8586 metres. This is the way the altitude differs here and all visitors just love to exprience the sheer thrill of crossing over from sub tropical zone to a temperate zone. Sikkim is a place where people normally go for treks. The trails run through a lot of biodiversity and also rich culture of the Sikkimese.

SikkimSikkim has many trekking routes and these are very good during the spring season and also in autumn. The spring season is the time when there is a clear view of the mountain and it has the widest varieties of flowering plants. Autumn gives a dry and clear mountain view and most of these Sikkim Mountains have a very weak ecosystem. So all the trekkers coming here need special permission to trek. Trekking here in Sikkim is supposed to be done in a very organized manner.

Come and enjoy the Darjeeling Kanchengjunga trek.

Darjeeling trekkingThis is a trek that normally 20 nights and 21 days. You would be crossing Tonglu, Faribas, Phalut, Pelling, Yuksom, Saimiti Lake and then Thangsing Labdang.

After you arrive at the Delhi airport on the first day you would be met by the representative and then he would take you around the city.

Then you can arrive at Bagdogra Airport and go up to Darjeeling which is another four hours journey. As you cross the Assam tea plantations the sights of the lovely villages here and also the greenery is something to remember.

Go to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise and then see the Ghoom Monastery which is where you would find the Maitreya Buddha kept as an image here. Then visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and also tea plantations.

Ghoom MonasteryThen the next day drive from Darjeeling to the manay Bhanjang. The trail looks resplendent with the simple natural beauty and the amazing organized schedule.

Then go on the mossy path and see how in between there is lot of hamlets and forests.

Climb up the ridge trail which is found heading towards Kapokhari and enjoy this steep climb up. Then go to the Singalila which is another ridge that takes you to Sandakphu.

You can also walk and see the best sunrise over the Kanchenjunga , Lhotse, jannu, Cho Oyo, Everest, Walk upto this place and see the lovely changes of the yak herds, and many other Himalayan animals.

Then come down the descent and you would reach the Gorkhey forests. This is at a height of around 2500 metres. Then you climb up towards Raman which is again a beautiful place filled with small villages and lovely bridges.

Gorkhey forestsCome by car from Rimbik to Pelling and see how this beautiful hill town comes alive. There is another drive that you would take from Pelling to Yuksam via Pemayangse. Then visit the Pemayangtse Monastery here and see how this lovely paradise is the most impressive Gomps in the entire state of Sikkim.

Also go to the Rathong valley and climb up the Tshoka village. Then you would reach a place called Dzongri and from here you would go to Thangsiang and then to Samiti.

Rathong valley

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