Sikkim – Valley of mountains

 

Sikkim, India’s 22nd State is one of India’s most visited states, owing to its reputation for cleanliness, scenic beauty and political stability. Despite its tiny size, it is geographically diverse due its varied topography that ranges from a lowly 280 meters to high above 8000 m. The climate ranges from sub-tropical to high alpine. Khangchendzonga, the world’s third highest peak is located in Sikkim, sharing its northern border with Nepal Sikkim has more than 10 peaks that reach a height of 6000 mts or more.

Nestled in the Himalaya, the thumb-shaped north-east state borders Nepal in the west, the People’s Republic of China to the north and east, and Bhutan in the south-east.

Sikkim provides visitors with good opportunities to see a place that combines the best of Nepal, India and Bhutan but leaves out the worst.