India - Sikkim (Chapter)
This is the Sikkim chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
From North Sikkim’s plunging mountain valleys and emerald alpine forests to West Sikkim’s picturesque patchwork of terraced paddy fields and flowering rhododendrons, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on here.
- enjoy a roller-coaster journey over mountain tops and through abyss-like valleys on a road trip to the Yumthang Valley
- be enthralled by a colourful chaam (masked monk dance) at Rumtek Gompa
- wake up to dazzling Khangchendzonga views in Pelling, visit Pemayangtse Gompa, and then help out the local schoolkids by eating banana cake
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: East Sikkim, Gangtok & around, Towards Tibet, North Sikkim, Gangtok, Singhik & around, South Sikkim, Namchi, Ravangla (Rabongla) & around, West Sikkim, Geyzing & Tikjuk, Pelling & around, The Monastery Loop
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