Sikkim is but a jewel in the crown of the Enchanting Himalayan
Kingdoms. To the north lies the mystical realms of Tibet, to the east is
Bhutan, and over the towering Khangchendzonga massif beyond her western
borders is Nepal, home to the legendary Gurkhas and Mount Everest, the
highest point on earth.Nepal, the premier adventure travel destination in South Asia is the
hub of the Himalaya. You can fly directly to Nepal and Bhutan from several international hubs. Direct air-connections from Nepal to Tibet and Bhutan take only an hour. Darjeeling and Sikkim (Gangtok) are only a few hours away from Nepal and Bhutan. From Kathmandu (Nepal) there is a 45-minute direct domestic flight to the eastern border town of Bhadrapur, and then a 5 to 6 hours journey via surface. From Phuentsholing (Bhutan), surface transfer to Darjeeling/Sikkim is also a 5-6 hour's journey. We have our affiliates in Nepal and Bhutan ready to cater to your travel requirements.
Nepal. A mystical land of high mountains, jungle wildlife, rushing rivers,
and rich cultural, religious, and artistic traditions. It is a land
of extremes, where the world’s highest mountains rush down steep
river valleys to meet lush lowland jungles only 100 miles away. Where
you can ride an elephant among banana trees and still see mountain peaks
Beyond the Himalayas lies a vast, arid plateau that has for centuries
been one of the world’s most mysterious lands - Tibet. The cradle
of a unique strand of Mahayana Buddhism, its harsh landscape is the
backdrop to a rich history and esoteric spiritual treasures.
With the re-opening of the ancient Sikkim-Tibet trade route in July 2006, it is expected that tourists will also be allowed passage via the same route in the not too distant future. The distance from Gangtok to Nathu La, the Tibetan border post, is only 52 kilometers, and less than 500 kilometers then onwards to Lhasa.
The most magical of Himalayan kingdoms, Bhutan is a small country nestling
in the eastern end of the Himalayas. Seeking to preserve its unique
culture it has guarded itself against unchecked tourism and modernization
and even now remains a rare destination for most travelers. As well
as its colorful religious and social traditions, Bhutan is the guardian
of some of the world’s most beautiful mountain scenery.