INDIA | SIKKIM & DARJEELING

Our Path to Sikkim is one for the adventurer. With peak-ringed valleys, icy-cold lakes and rhododendron-rich forests, Sikkim offers a range of trails and treks. Explore a countryside of gushing rivers and forested stretches interspersed with charming Tibetan monasteries, against a backdrop of the breathtaking Kanchendzonga mountains.

Sikkim hosts astonishing biodiversity; rare orchids and numerous rhododendron species, over 500 species of birds, a plethora of still-unstudied insects, and several rare mammals like snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, red panda, Himalayan goral, Tibetan wolf, among others. Sikkim’s towns are also bustling centres of trade, with marketplaces sourced from the far-flung reaches of the state and sometimes, from across the borders.

Our journey begins with a 5 hours’ drive up into the Himalayas from Bagdogra, where we spend a 4/5 days hiking from village house to village house, granting you some access to the rural life of Sikkim. Your week would include stunning hikes with views of the Himalayas and learning about Sikkim culture and its monasteries.

The journey concludes at the charming town of Darjeeling, with a stay at a tea estate.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

Walking the streets of Kolkata
Walking the streets of Kolkata
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The city of Kolkata is a story teller's paradise, with enigmatic stories hidden beneath the chaos and intensity which greet you and every story should be discovered on foot.
Village Walks in Sikkim
Village Walks in Sikkim
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We walk from village to village, staying in local homestays, while trekking in the this lush area of the himalaya.
Homestays in the Himalaya
Homestays in the Himalaya
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Stay at local home-stays in the high mountains.
Orchids and Rhododendrons in Singalila
Orchids and Rhododendrons in Singalila
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The region is best visited in Spring, when the wild orchids and rhododendrons are in bloom.
Stunning Himalayan Views
Stunning Himalayan Views
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Take a private boat out 40 nautical miles to spot the largest mammals ever known, the Blue whales, and the the largest predators on our planet, the Sperm whales.
Visiting the Monastaries of Sikkim
Visiting the Monastaries of Sikkim
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Fly over lush forests and dramatic mountainscapes to reach journey points in a fraction of the time taken on the road.
Staying at Glenburn estate
Staying at Glenburn estate
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Stay at the charming colonial Glenburn Tea Estate in Darjeeling to end your trip in the Himalaya.
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ACCOMMODATION

These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.

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Glenburn Penthouse, Kolkata

Kolkata's first boutique hotel overlooking Victoria Memorial. This charming property was developed by the same team behind the Glenburn Tea Estate.

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Homestays in Sikkim

While on your trek in Sikkim, we do use various local home-stays in villages. These are basic options, with comfortable rooms and bathrooms.

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Glenburn Tea Estate

Glenburn is a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range. The third and fourth generation Prakash family carry almost a century of tea knowledge in their inheritance, and invite you to experience this legacy at Glenburn.

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