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Sikkim the land of peace and tranquility is an ideal destination for trekking. People living in hustle and bustle of city life, people with financial or mental stress can rejuvenate themselves while trekking. Higher in the mountain, silence prevail but with sound of bird chirp. Night sky is clear with constellation at a full glow. Silent ambience takes away all the grief.

Sikkim with an area of just 7096 sq. km, situated in the eastern Himalaya, boasts of rich biodiversity and high mountain ranges. Mt. Khangchendzonga (8586 meters) the third highest peak in the world, and the guardian deity of Sikkimese people, lies along it western ramparts.

Variation in altitude ranging from 200 to 8586 meters (height of Khangchendzonga), provides an opportunity to visitors to experience crossing over from sub-tropical to temperate zones, followed by alpine and high-altitude areas in a short span of time.

Trekking in Sikkim has its own charm. Trails run though rich biodiversity and rich cultural life of Sikkimese people.

Trekking in SikkimThere are numerous routes for trekking in Sikkim, which are at their best during spring and autumn. Springs provides clear Mountain View with varieties of flowering plants in blossom. On the other hand, autumn provides a dry and clear mountain views.

Most of the mountain areas in Sikkim have a fragile ecosystem. This demands any trekkers to obtain special permit to trek. Trekking in Sikkim is conducted in an organized manner. Individuals cannot trek on their own.

The Himalayan foothills are just ideal for trekking, Hiking and Camping offering energetic out-door people a different and exciting option for a Adventure holiday. Sikkim is a trekkerís paradise. It has been blessed with an unspoiled nature, geographical conditions and variety of flora and fauna that offers a lot for lovers of adventure tourism i.e. trekking, tours, mountaineering and mountain biking etc.

Mt. Kanchendzonga, Guardian deity of Sikkim and the third highest mountain in the world revered and worshipped by the local people provides one of the most beautiful and spell bounding background. The mountains seem formidable and unapproachable at first. But as you approach nearer, itís welcoming and the beauty of them unfolds before you.

A trekking expedition is as much a discovery of nature as a discovery of one's self. It also provides a perfect and balanced exercise for limbs, sheds excess body fat, keeps you agile and leaves you fitter than ever before. So pick up your rucksack and get going off the beaten track, on to the Himalaya where the trail seems to disappear over yonder ridge and leads somewhere.