Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek

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Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek is located in the eastern India Himalaya Mountains, sitting between Nepal and Bhutan.  Sikkim is a mountainous kingdom, well known for providing stunning views of Kanchenjunga (8,598m), the world’s third highest mountain, which straddles the border with Nepal.  It is also a land rich in flora and fauna and has a diverse ethnic mix rich in cultural traditions.  The people are predominantly Buddhists and there are many active monasteries where traditional and ancient rituals are practiced in an atmosphere of peace and serenity.
The Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek starts from Yaksom (1,770 m), as the trail climbs through dense semi tropical forests, before changing to Rhododendron, Pine, Azalea, and giant Oak.  The trekking is not difficult and follows well defined trails.  Spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, Pandim and other peaks of the Singalila Ridge, separating Sillim from Nepal are visible for the entire trek.  On our return, we trek back to Yuksom and visit Gangtok, Sikkim’s hilltop capital and stay two delightful and relaxing nights among the tea gardens in Kalimpong before the flight back to Delhi.



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October 23, 2014