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- Expedition Grade
A separate independent kingdom until 1975, Sikkim has retained much of its special character and charm aided by a cool climate that gives a welcome haven from India’s oft oppressive heat.
For walkers and trekkers, Sikkim provides an array of opportunities to savour the stunning scenery with trails leading up into the high Himalaya through lush valleys and tea gardens, across airy ridges and past monasteries bedecked with multi-coloured prayer flags. Kangchenjunga, 8,586m/28,169ft, the world’s third highest mountain is the undoubted jewel in Sikkim’s crown. The classic Singalila Ridge Top Walk, or a more challenging trek across the Goecha La, provide ample opportunity to see the towering Himalayan giant in its full glory with a a dazzling display of vermillion-hues on its snow-capped peaks at sunrise and sunset.
You can also enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Kangchenjunga and its surrounding Himalayan peaks on our challenging trek to Green Lake - an area of Sikkim described as little Indian Switzerland.
But don’t worry, you won’t miss out on the many cultural highlights of the region as our treks combine with time in some of Sikkim’s best known and most fascinating cultural centres. Whether it’s the colonial hill station of the British Raj at Darjeeling, the Buddhist monasteries at Gangtok or the orchid gardens of Kalimpong, you’re sure to find a Sikkim holiday immensely rich and rewarding.View our holidays here