Sikkim offers a palette of high altitude treks and luxury jeep safaris in the west; simple village life in the east; and orchid bowl and grazing yaks in the north. Make pit stops at monasteries, cardamom forests, and tea gardens. Or milk a cow; cook local Limbu cuisine; dry out honeycombs; bike, kayak, and fish.
Be a tea baron in the colonial vestige of Darjeeling and hoot the toy train before you hit the sack in a clutch of tea garden bungalows morphed to boutique resorts. Experience the "first flush" harvest amidst some good tea-induced cheer.
Discover this 11,500 feet high altitude desert blotched by chalky white snow mountains and lush valley of the Indus river. Choice pick of sites and experiences range from the bohemian splendor of the annual summer festival at Hemis to first-run meditation lessons from monks; a shot of archery in apricot orchards; Bactrian camel safaris through Nubra valley; Shyok river cruises; and snug stays at renovated tea houses.
Experience this pastoral paradise. Explore the cradle of Buddhism, with its colorful festivals and ethnic cultural experiences. Itinerary features ultra luxe lodging; treks through pine forests; bike rides through flower valleys; and hanging prayer flags.