1 Chaam

Experience this mysterious and colourful lama dance, held in most monasteries around the harvest festival of Losung (early December).

2 Rumtek

One of Sikkim’s most venerated monasteries, Rumtek is home to the Black Hat sect, and hosts a spectacular festival in February.

3 Pemayangtse

A wonderful, highly venerated seventeenth-century monastery perched on a commanding ridge with glorious views.

4 Varshey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Magnificent views and gentle trails through a botanical paradise.

5 Monastery Trail: West Sikkim

You won’t need porters or special permits to walk the rewarding circuit from Pelling to Kecheopalri, Yuksom and Tashiding, staying at village homestays enroute.

6 Dzongri and Singalila Trails

High-altitude treks through rhododendron forests, across high meadows and past remote lakes with breathtaking views of mighty Kanchenjunga.

7 Tashiding

An especially sacred monastic complex on a conical hill with marvellous views.

8 Yumthang

Walk through this spectacular rhododendron-filled valley with icy pinnacles towering overhead.

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