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600746_375373565901962_1316347119_nSikkim is the 2ND smallest state of  India and can be found at the northern most tip of the continent, but despite its tiny size,  Sikkim rises like a magnificent stairway from the tropical plains of West Bengal to the North and Eastern borders of the frozen Tibetan plateau and the Western borders with Nepal. With an area of just 7110 KM2 , Sikkim has a geographically diverse landscape, dominated by Khangchendzonga the 3rd highest mountain in the world with its range including Mount Pandim keeps the heavy rain laden clouds of the monsoon from leaving Sikkim, descending with a fall of 5215 meters in only 240 km,  you can pass through tropical, temperate and alpine pastures in a relatively short distance ,owing to its location on the Himalaya, Sikkim has excessive rainfall which in turn makes the rivers swell with glacial waters and this has scared the land with deep gorges. The world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga, is located in the northwestern part of the state on the boundary with Nepal, and can be seen from most parts of the state. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination for its culture, scenic beauty and biodiversity as well as trekking tours. so come with us on a journey through a place where you can truly find yourself mentally, spiritually and physically at one with nature.

 

Sikkim is a place with a rich and diverse ecosystem which is due to its quite incredible topographical variety, because of this Sikkim is unique in that it is a virtual open air science laboratory , where one can study the huge variety of Sikkim’s Flora and fauna

Ecosystem

The British naturalist Sir J.D.Hooker spent time in Sikkim during the mid 1850-60s Which had an huge impact on not only British gardens for his plant collecting and introduction of new species but also on Charles Darwin for his “origin of the species”. Sikkim is botanically rich and unlike many other Indian states, is aiming to protect its woodland. 36% of Sikkim is forested. In the tropical low lying lands you can see Figs, Sal and Bamboo trees, further up there is the temperate forest which contains Oak, Chestnuts, Magnolias, Maples, Rhododendrons, Silver birch and several coniferous trees, then there is the alpine area with its junipers, primulas and dwarf rhododendrons.

Map of Sikkim

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Manokamana Homestay in Mungpoo West Bengal

Namaste to all our friends, we here at Manokamana Homestay can give you the perfect break from finishing a hard trek or before you start one, we are only a short distance from Darjeeling and located within the small but beautiful hill village off Mungpoo which has many interesting places for the tourist to visit, so …

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Rhododendron hodgsonii on The Go Cha La Trek

This wonderful tree Rhododendon grows on mass on part of the Go Cha La trek in West Sikkim. Hidden Paradise Adventure Tours are experts in local flora and fauna so why not book a trek to see this beautiful tree and many many more

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Buddha park Ravangla in Sikkim

Namaste to all our future friends , this is one of the many religious sites within Sikkim and can be fitted in with our Monastery Trek

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