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Trekking in Sikkim


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Sikkim, the undisclosed land of the Himalayas is a fabulous place for treks. One can sense the fresh and crisp air lingering in the atmosphere while trekking. As one passes through the valleys and gorges the beauty of the mountains unfolds before the eyes. Trekking to Kangcendzonga is extremely challenging and captivating, but a worthy one for it provides an opportunity to see nature at its vibrant best.

March to May and September to December are the best time for trekking in Sikkim. Trekking amidst the gorgeous orchids, the kaleidoscopic birds and butterflies make you feel exhilarated. Numerous wonderful trekking routes are available in Sikkim. These treks pass through spectacular gompas, colorful hamlets and interesting alpine forests which have abundant flora and fauna. The estimate cost of per day would be $100.

Namchi which is South Sikkim’s district head quarters offers unparallel views of the white-crested mount of Kangchendzonga and is a convenient base for the short treks. The walk from Rabangla to Mainom top winds past ancient forests which is teeming with birdlife.

The Barsai Rhododendron Sanctuary is a scenic, easy trek; its protected forest is home to silver fir, hemlock, magnolia and of course, rhododendron which are in glorious bloom in March and April. The trek with the best mountain views is from Dzongri to Goecha La. You can even see the Kanchendzonga reflected in the glacial lakes.

At every twist and turn in the path you come across another natural wonder and you marvel at the bounty nature has bestowed upon this region. Trekking in Sikkim is an experience of a lifetime.

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