An overview Until 1975, Sikkim was a mountain kingdom with a very distinct atmosphere. Sikkim's mural-strewn monasteries, which are evidence of its Tibetan Buddhism routes, and the numerous Hindu temples, which are evidence of the ever-increasing Nepali community, combine to create a kaleidoscopic array of structures and shapes that adorn the skyline.
You will be mesmerized by the labyrinthine of hanging, steep valleys covered in rhododendron jungles and subtropical forests backed by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the north, in Sikkim, which is high on ecotourism and a race to go completely organic.
You will be rewarded with views of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, on the horizon to the northwest when the mist clears and you reach the top of a ridge. Sikkim is tucked away between Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the west, lying south of Tibet.
A maze of narrow, winding roads leads into the wild heart of this Himalayan state, which has dimensions as tight as 65 kilometers by 115 kilometers.