Easy Family Treks in Sikkim Himalayas

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Sikkim which covers an area of just 7096 sq.km is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Besides being a fantastic rejuvenation getaway, Sikkim enthralls visitors with its charming culture besides being home to the 3rd highest summit in the world. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for family trekking in Sikkim with routes featuring the rich biodiversity of the land.

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  • 1. Easy Family Treks in Sikkim HimalayasSikkim which covers an area of just 7096 sq.km is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Besides being afantastic rejuvenation getaway, Sikkim enthralls visitors with its charming culture besides being home to rdthe 3 highest summit in the world. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for family trekking inSikkim with routes featuring the rich biodiversity of the land.Sikkim which covers an area of just 7096 sq.km is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Besides being afantastic rejuvenation getaway, Sikkim enthralls visitors with its charming culture besides being home to rdthe 3 highest summit in the world. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for family trekking inSikkim with routes featuring the rich biodiversity of the land. Sikkim trekking is best undertaken in thespring and autumn months when nature is at its best. Weve listed some of the best treks that willenhance your Sikkim family trekking tour experience:Dzongri-Goecha La TrekDzongri and Goecha La are situated in West Sikkim at an altitude of 4020 m and 4940 m respectively.This trek offers close-up views of Mt. Kanchenjunga & Mt. Pandim and begins from Yuksom which is alsoan entry to the National Park. After reaching Samiti Lake which is a high altitude fresh water lake, one cantrek through Dzongri and up to the village of Tsokha. This trail takes one through forests ofRhododendron, oak, pine, maple, chestnut and gives trekkers an opportunity to view many species ofbirds and butterflies at close range.Singalila TrekThe Singalila acts as a natural demarcation between Nepal and Darjeeling together with the westernborder of Sikkim. This range also marks the spot where one can view 5 summits from Cho Oyo to MtthKanchenjunga standing in full grandeur together. The 19century trails along the Indo- Nepal borderpass through gorgeous rhododendron forests and trekkers will enjoy visiting lovely monasteries likeRumtek and Tashiding along the way.Rhododendron TrekTreks begin from Dentam Valley which has a unique topography and gives a good view of therhododendron forest. The next stop is Uttarey Valley which is surrounded by hilltops, forests andwaterfalls and the last stop before Barsey is the Mainibass Falls which has amazing flora and fauna. TheBarsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in south- west Sikkim is situated at an altitude of more than 2, 200metres. The best time to visit this place is in April and May when this area is covered with bloomingrhododendrons.A Sikkim family trekking tour is certain to be an enriching holiday for your family.