Situated in the North East of the Indian sub continent, the Buddhist Kingdom of Sikkim shares borders with Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal and it is nestled within the coronary heart of India’s Eastern Himalayan selection. Carved from glaciers and rivers, Sikkim bears testament for the generosity with the Himalayas. Fed by more than a single hundred rivers and hot springs, the North-Eastern Indian state features some of essentially the most exotic wild flora & fauna and rich Buddhist culture dating back for the 8th Century. Stroll through colorful markets or step into ancient monasteries as you explore this oasis inside the Himalayas. Sikkim is the perfect destination to experience a melting pot of Himalayan and Indian cultures. Imagine crisp mountain air combined with immaculate cleanliness and the friendliest hosts a single will ever encounter.
Sikkim is inhabited by numerous indigenous clans now following an almost Spartan Buddhist way of life. Within the 1700s Sikkim was invaded by Nepal and power swung between the Nepalese monarchy and the native Sikkimese until the arrival in the British in India. An alliance with all the British enabled Sikkim to attain independence from Nepal and it become a sovereign Kingdom until 1975 when it seceded to India. Through the British reign, Sikkim served as the primary trade route to Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar giving it great strategic and economic importance.
This is a 'village house' experience that avoids the over commercialization of Sikkim and takes you out, off the beaten track to the unspoilt villages from the valley. Visits to serene monasteries and the backdrop of the multiple white peaks of Khangchendzonga Mountain (8598m).
- Lingdong, North Sikkim
- Kaluk, west sikkim