WELCOME TO SIKKIM
... the Land of Mystical Splendor !
The captivating landscape, with an
incomparable diversity of flora and fauna, Sikkim is a refreshing
treat to the trekkers. Sikkim is the ultimate destination for a
trekking holiday, offering everything from easy and short
excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks, invoking
visions of the spectacular Himalayas, the lush meadows, green
woodland and fragrant orchards.
Technical climbing experience is not necessary as most of the trek
routes are between 6000 and 14,000 feet. Camping & trekking
equipment is available on hire from the tourism department and
from reputed travel agents. The ideal time to go trekking is mid
February to late May and between October and mid December.
Trekking in Sikkim:
Sikkim has to offer a number of fascinating trekking routes to
enterprising trek enthusiasts. The best time to trek in these
parts of the Eastern Himalayas is between mid- February to May and
again from October to December. The treks pass by beautiful gompas,
simple but colourful hamlets and through so fascinating alpine
forests full of a rich variety of flora and fauna. Yuksom is an
ideal take-off point for trekking. This point is invariably used
as a centre of climbing and trekking expeditions by the Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. The trek to Bakhim is an
unforgettable B experience. Dzongri at an altitude of 3,962 metres,
offers the visitor an excellent and unobstructed view of the
Khangchendzonga Massif. It also provides a trekker with superb
views of sunrise and sunset.
Foreigners have to obtain permits for trekking on most routes in
Sikkim. Permits can be obtained from any of the following places:
Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri. Permit restrictions mean that trekkers
can only follow well-beaten trails and within a limited period of