Experience Incredible Trekking in Sikkim-Darjeeling

The Himalayan Range, standing graciously with its lofty peaks, is the desire of every adventure aficionado! Be it trekking, mountaineering or any other adventure sports or activities, this mighty range allures everyone.

Located under the shadows of this gracious mountain range, Sikkim, one of the North Eastern states of India, takes the pleasure of being one of the befitting trekking destinations in the country. Not only trekking, this beautiful state is also known for its captivating list of offerings Sikkim is perhaps the most hidden of all mountainous states in India. It is a land of high passes, mesmerising alpine lakes and the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. The state has been relatively untouched by human civilisation; hence the surroundings in the mountains are quite unpolluted. All these factors make trekking in Sikkim a great way to explore what the region hides within itself. One of the major treks in North Bengal is Sandakphu. The trail of Sandakphu abounds in rhododendrons, primulas, magnolias, orchids and a variety of ferns.

There are also about 600 species of birds inhabiting on the slopes of the mountains. Thus the trail provides great opportunity for birding along with enthralling trekking experience. Along with the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga and Everest, trekkers get an opportunity to catch a glimpse of awe-inspiring 8thousanders like Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse.

The trek is the part of the great Singalila range, which separates West Bengal from the Himalayan mountain range in the west. The trail covers Maneybhanjyang, Tonglu, Sandakphu and finally ends in Phalut. The adventure holiday in Darjeeling becomes livelier when the trekking trail reaches Gairibas; continuing towards Kalipokhri one has to encounter swamp leeches that inhabits between the Gairibas and Kalipokhri trail. The rare species of Red Panda can also be seen on the Sandakphu-Phalut trek. Thus one can be guaranteed of tremendous adventure with a rendezvous with rare and special.

There are two major seasons for trekking holiday in Darjeeling, one beginning in March and closing in the first week of June. During this season, adventure on the trekking routes in Darjeeling is combined with occasional showers and a splendid flora show. Another season for trekking begins in October and concludes in November, with trekkers enjoying the aftermath of heavy monsoon and the beginning of harsh winters.