Sikkim Backpacking Trip
Sikkim – Backpacker’s Paradise
The Indian state of Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas in the north-eastern region of the nation. One of India's tiniest states is this one. Sikkim is bordered to the north and northeast by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, to the southeast by Bhutan, to the south by the Indian state of West Bengal, and to the west by Nepal. In the state's southeast, in the city of Gangtok, sits the capital.
Sikkim, which is a section of the Eastern Himalaya, is known for its biodiversity and for having alpine and subtropical climates. It also has Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain on Earth and the highest peak in India. Gangtok is the capital and largest city in Sikkim. The Khangchendzonga National Park spans over 35% of the state.
Sikkim, a long-established independent political entity, was made an Indian protectorate in 1950 and a state in 1975. Despite its tiny size, Sikkim is very important to India politically and strategically because of its location along many international borders.
Sikkim is one of the beauties in north eastern part of India. It is nicely tucked away and beautifully landlocked with immense natural beauty, it has all the components which would sooth you from the tiredness of vigorous day-to-day activities. The mighty Kanchenjunga, considered a benevolent protector, dominates the region, making itself visible from various points within the state. As the mercury rises across the country in May, Sikkim provides a much-needed retreat. once again to the city you all escaped from, maybe for this little breather.
A mountain person or not, if you’re wondering what your next vacation spot must be, undoubtedly, you must add Sikkim to your travel bucket list.
Sikkim, India’s second smallest state, is situated in the northeast region and is an ethereal gateway to the Himalayas. Sharing borders with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west and West Bengal in the south, Gangtok being its capital city, Sikkim houses breath-taking landscapes, lush green meadows, colourful groves and calm and gracious waterfalls.
Although it is a perception that Sikkim is all about picturesque ranges and crystalline valleys, this mystic land has something to offer to every tourist. This tucked-away spot is ideal for nature admirers, adventure enthusiasts and spiritual buffs. Also, the unique and flavoursome local delicacies will surely take your taste buds through a wave of heavenly emotions!
The places to visit in Sikkim:
Tsomgo Lake: Also popularly known as the Changu Lake, Tsomgo is a glacier lake nestled 40 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 3800m. This lake reflects the gigantic snow-capped mountains, leaving you mesmerised.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp: Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest peak, and visiting its base camp is not only going to give you the true essence of Sikkim but also a sneak peek of the Himalayas. All those with an adrenaline rush can relish and enjoy this adventure trek.
Nathula Pass: Nathula Pass is the most sought tourist location as this pass connects India to Tibet. You can witness a vibrant amalgamation of Indian and Tibetan culture around this place and also take home sovereigns from the Tibetan shops around.
Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang Valley: Live like a local and adapt to tranquillity and serenity during your stay at these immensely beautiful and rich in culture villages in Sikkim. These villages are home to the Tibetan nomadic tribes and a portal to gorgeous lakes named Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu.
Pelling: Your trip to Sikkim is incomplete without monasteries, and Pelling is the right spot. Pelling will leave you enchanted with its lush greenery and radiating positivity all around.
Teesta River: Relax by the riverside and indulge in water sports like river rafting and kayaking at Teesta River. It is a significant tourist attraction annually due to the enthralling and delightful views it exhibits.
Reaching Bagdogra Airport on your own : 29999/- per person ( Inclusive of 5% GST )
Mumbai to Mumbai by Indigo Airline : 49,999/- per person ( Inclusive of 5% GST )
Mumbai to Sikkim and Sikkim to Mumbai time:
Mumbai to Bagdogra by Indigo Airline
Departure from Mumbai : 08.10 Hrs
Arrival at Bagdogra : 10.55 Hrs
Bagdogra to Mumbai by Indigo Airline
Departure from Bagdogra : 11.30 Hrs
Arrival at Mumbai : 14.30 Hrs
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