" Sikkim is a land of monumental mountains that seem to touch the sky. The mountains form a part of long and mighty Himalaya. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, crowns the top with its rugged outline. Sikkim, a "
Sikkim is a land of monumental mountains that seem to touch the sky. The mountains form a part of long and mighty Himalaya. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, crowns the top with its rugged outline. Sikkim, a state of India, shares her borders with Tibet to the north, Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the west. The flora and fauna naturally covers a wide spectrum as no where else in the world. In such a small area one can find 400 varieties of flowering plants, orchids and rhododendrons. Naturalists have listed over 550 species of birds and over 600 species of butterflies. Animals to be found are Himalayan bear, musk deer, barking deer, red panda and the blue sheep. The people of Sikkim are of three distinct heritage. The Lepchas, Bhutias and the Nepalese. Sikkimese by nature are simple, polite and non aggressive people with a natural gaiety.History : Sikkim, once the independent Kingdom, was ruled by Namgyal dynasty, Chogyal, for more than three hundreds years. The last ruler of the Sikkim was Palden Thundop Namgyal and the monarchy was ended in 1975. The Kingdom became 22 nd state of republic of India on 26 th April 1975. Natural : The state is heavily forested and abounds with the wildlife, rhododendrons and greater verities of orchids and wild flowers. About one third of the total area is covered with forest and is traversed by the main range of the Himalaya. The bio-diversity of the area ranges 250m above sea level to 8586m, summit of Mt Kanchenjunga, third highest mountain in the world. Geography: Sikkim is located in the north-eastern part of the India. The area of this land is 7096 sq. Km and is bounded by Tibet Autonomous region of China in the north and north-east, Bhutan in the north-south, West Bangal in South and Nepal in the west. People: The total population of state is approx 420000 and main inhabitants are Nepalese, Bhutia and Lepcha. Sikkimis and Nepali are principal local language where English is national language. Buddhisum and Hinduism are the principal religion. Agriculture is the main source of income for Sikkimis people where Tourism is also a growing industry. Entry procedure: Indian Visa is required to enter Sikkim, and it can be obtained from the any Indian Embassy and consulate office around the world. A two copies passport sized photograph is required to proceed the application form and visa is normally valid for 6 months. Access: Indian airline has a greater linkage to reach Sikkim, Baghdora airport is the only nearest airport and is 124 KM far from Gangtok. Domestic airport in Bhadrapur, Nepal is second nearest airport to reach Sikkim and is 146 KM far from Gangtok. Well road connection made easier to reach Sikkim. Visa & Permit : All foreign tourist require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Sikkim. An ILP is valid for 15 days & can be extended by the State government twice for 30 days of 15 days each.Trekking permit are required. Trekking is only allowed in groups (minimum two persons) and must be arranged through a travel agent.If you wish to make a tailor make program for your visit, please feel free to email us your details.
Recently, we employed the services of Himalayan Treks and Expedition to guide us on a trekking tour to the Annapurna Base Camp. Their service could not have been better. They picked us up at the airport, took us to a nice and affordable hotel in Kathmandu and then escorted us to Pokhara where we started our trek. Our guide’s name is Tshering Sherpa. Our porters’ names is Lakpa and Purna. Everyone was fantastic. They were kind, patient and always helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal to use them. We would definitely use them again if we’re fortunate enough to get back to Nepal on a trek.
In terms of the trek, everything went really well…..Mingma is an excellent guide, one of the best I have had on all of my trekking trips so we were very happy with everything and for that thank you. I will certainly recommend you to friends and will be back to Nepal again with your team in the next 1 years.
I would like to thank Himalayan Treks and Expedition for an excellent 2 week adventure in Nepal. From our pickup at the airport to departure we were looked after really well. Our guide Nimma and our porter Prem were courteous and kind all the way. The trip was a great mix of cultural tour (1 day), rafting (1 day) and trekking (10 day). I will always remember our rafting day … “please Sir, swim for pleasure !?” … and the generosity of Nimma, Prem, and Mingma. You probably cannot find a better value package for a Nepali adventure.
Thank you and all the team for our wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek. It has been one of the most enjoyable and extraordinary trips I’ve ever experienced. From the moment we stepped out of the airport to the moment we left Nepal, Phurba was such a considerate guide and the organization was faultless. There was nothing for us to feel concerned about; we were just free to walk and open our eyes and our hearts to Nepal.
We wish Himalayan Treks and Expedition every success in the future.
I just want to say thanks to all the folks who made my trip one of the best I have ever had in my life.
I did the Everest Base Camp and climbed Island Peak with Himalayan Treks and Expedition and can only say they made the trip fantastic. I was met at the airport and all the details were taken care off.
The guides were great! and above all else they were safe.
Thanks to the folks at Himalayan Treks and Expedition!
Three passes and peaks trekking – 18 days” is fantastic trekking, unforgettable, thanks to the perfect organization of Himalayan Treks and Expedition. Our guide, Mingma Sherpa, was competent, kind, understanding. The idea of one trekker-one porter is fair and greatly appreciated. Our special thanks go to the managing director Mingma, who followed closely our trip from the beginning to the end. we look forward to go through the same company in future.
Memorable and safe trek experience, always beyond expectation I spent over one month in Oct 2015 trekking in the Solukhumbu regions of Nepal with Himalayan Treks and Expedition and their incredible guide. we look forward to go through the same company in future.
Mera peak 2015 – 100% success – Great company. Would like to thank Himalayan Treks and Expedition for organizing an amazing and unforgettable trip to Mera Peak April 2015. This was our third trip. we look forward to going through the same company in the future.
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