The Trekking Company
Sikkim is a sparsely populated and densely forested state in India, bordering Nepa, Bhutan and Tibet. The world's third-highest mountain that borders Nepal, Kangchenjunga makes a stunningly beautiful sight. Many of our treks are in the region close to it. An excellent area for enthusiastic botanists, bird watchers and those who wish to take a less travelled path.
Sandakphu in Darjeeling is one of few places where you can view four of the five world's highest mountains. Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu. Also renowned for its tea plantations and where Tenzing Sherpa had a home. It is also famous for its excellent schools, and from where the early 1920's British Expeditions to Mt. Everest took off.
After Nepal opened its doors to the outside world in the early 1950s and after Tenzing and Hillary climbed Mt. Everest, people like Col. Roberts promoted trekking there. With mountains to climb, friendly support, and fantastic walking trails, tourism has taken off in Nepal. You can still find a few rustic village lodges. Still, there is now very comfortable accommodation on the popular routes.
The Western Himalaya is where you find rugged, pristine routes. The trails are snowbound for much of the year, and the pathways are used mainly by nomads and shepherds. Ladakh, a Buddhist, Indian state. It's an extension of the Tibetan Plateau, and they have managed to maintain their fascinating culture and way of life.