Trekking in the Indian Himalaya - East Himalaya - Darjeeling & Sikkim (Chapter)
This is the Eastern Himalaya - Darjeeling & Sikkim chapter from Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Indian Himalaya guidebook.
Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world, provides an inspiring backdrop when trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim. Other reasons to visit this diverse region include scenic alpine meadows, steamy subtropical forest, and fascinating Nepalese, Lepcha and Tibetan villages.
- view the huge flanks of Khangchendzonga - the third-highest mountain in the world
- transport & accommodation
- wander through the multitude of Nepalese villages along the Singalila Ridge
- appreciate the Tibetan community at the isolated village of Tsokha deep in the forests of Sikkim