Sikkim Tour Package
Sikkim is one of the lower Indian Himalayan region (As compare to Ladakh, Upper Himachal, Kashmir) it has the maximum diversity of fauna and flora. Owing to its altitudinal gradation, the state has a wide variety of plants, from tropical to temperate to alpine and tundra, and is perhaps one of the few regions to exhibit such a diversity within such a small area.
Sikkim, a petit sate in the Indian Himalayas, borders Nepal in the west, the Chinese controlled Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan in the southeast. From the Indian border it is well connected to the state of West Bengal from the south end.
According to the ancient believes it is known as ‘Indrakil’ meaning in Hindi: garden of Indra, the king-god of heaven, in Hindu religious texts. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Sikkim is the richest sate of Indian Himalayan for the flora and fauna that is well protected. Rhododendron.
The state tree, with a huge range of species occurring from subtropical to alpine regions. Orchids, figs, laurel, bananas, sal trees and bamboo in the lower altitudes of Sikkim. Where as on the higher altitudes there are: oaks, chestnuts, maples, birches, alders, and also the magnolias grow in huge numbers. The alpine vegetation donates: juniper, pine, firs, cypresses and rhododendrons. These vegetation can be typically found between an altitude of 3000 to 5 500 Mts.
It has today about verities of 6 tree ferns, 10 oak, 30 rhododendron species, varieties, 16 conifer species, 599 flowering plants, 500 orchids, 59 Primula species, 24 bamboo varieties, 400 types of ferns and ferns allies, and over 600 medicinal plants. A type of the Poinsettia, locally known as “Christmas Flower”, can be found in abundance .
THE WILD LIFE
Naturally, Sikkim owes to its religious value of the two predominant religions Hindu and Buddhism in particular that we still find the wild life thriving, unlike any other state of the North east. Where you can find the forest but not the inhabitants.
The wild life consist of the famous Red Panda ( State animal of Sikkim). Sikkims rich fauna includes the snow leopard, musk deer, Bhoral, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan marmot, serow, goral, barking deer, common langur, Himalayan Black Bear, clouded leopard, Marbled Cat leopard cat, wild dog, Tibetan wolf, hog badger, binturong, jungle cat and the civet cat and ofcouse the Yaks which are domesticated for their milk, butter and for carriages etc.
FOR THE BIRD WATCHERS:
The bird watcher can almost be consumed here with some of the most sought-after wingis like: the Impeyan pheasant, the crimson horned pheasant, the snow partridge, the snow cock, the lammergeyer and griffon vultures, as well as golden eagles, quail, plovers, woodcock, sandpipers, pigeons, Old World flycatchers, babblers and robins. A total of 550 species of birds have been recorded in Sikkim, some of which have been declared endangered.
ADVENTURE TOURISM IN SIKKIM:
Visit to sikkim and enjoy some of the most popular treks like The Kanchenjunga Trek, The Goecha La Trek, The Singelila Trek, Dzongri Trek in Sikkim. Some of the adventure and cultural safari tour that we offer in this site are; Sikkim Cultural and monastic tour, Kalingpong-Gangtok-Darjeeling safari,sikkim tour package, Sikkim with Bhutan tour.
Type of accommodation from basic, budget to luxury five stars or five star deluxe, special hotels and stay like home stay, monastery stay, heritage hotels, houseboat stay, beach resort, adventure camp, we consider your choice and only suggest if they are not a good combination with the itinerary. Please note that a typical 5 Star hotel in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet may be often similar to a 4 Star standard of Europian or Amerian one. But some of the luxury or heritage hotel in India can not be compared to any in the world they are amazingly excellent.
Local Guide: A typical local guide is used for sightseeing. Usually these guides are certified except in the mountain regions where students, graduates and even monks do guiding as part time job. The Local guide would know more deeply the history, facts, philosophy and culture of a particular area and they are also Multilingual speaking fluent French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese.
Tour Escort: Tour escorts are generally professionals in tourism and will escort and interpret. They might not be able to explain the deep details of a monument, place or philosophy but they will make sure of safety, comfort and enhancement of your tour. He will also take you to off the beaten path, local houses, village ceremonies or current events.
Cultural Shows & Events: Cultural shows are performed by the local artist of the area in your hotel premises or at a fixed venue. Usually in the evening followed by a gala dinner. It is a fine way to interact with locals and enjoy and participate. These shows are popular in Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal and Rajasthan.
Elephant ride: Elephant rides are done in Rajasthan. You can visit some forts by Elephant ride instead of walking. Elephant ride can also be done in some of the National park in Uttarakhand and Nepal.
Camel ride: They are more popular in Rajasthan and can be done for days also. In Nubra valley of Ladakh region you have the chance to ride the double hump bacterian camels.
Boat ride: Boat rides are done in Varanasi, Uttaranchal and Kashmir. This is also a way to sightsee or to enjoy the sunrise or sunset in the rivers or Lakes.
Vintage car ride: This is quite a romantic ride and is particularly popular in the city of Jaipur.
Interaction: Meeting with an noted spiritual master, philosopher, writer, activist, artiste, scholar, King or Queen.
Sponsor: A prayer performed for peace by group of Monks. OR A Havan performed for peace by a Sadhu at bank of Ganges
Flight Sightseeing: Sightseeing by flight can be done in Sikkim and Nepal. These sightseeing usually last for an hour giving you a chance to be eye to eye with the mighty Himalayan peaks in twin engines small aircrafts. If you have less time or can not trek or climb to these peaks you have this best choice.1
Short Adventure Sport: From few hours to days many adventure short sports can be added to your tour itinerary like: Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Trout Fishing, Bird watching, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, snow skiing, water skiing, diving, white water river rafting and Kayaking. These all sports are done under supervision of certified and qualified professional in India.
Relaxing & Health: On a long tour itinerary it is a wonderful idea to add a relaxing activity at the end or middle or the tour. Activities like Spa, Ayurvedic massage, Yoga and Meditation can be done almost anywhere in India now a days.