The Indian Himalaya is a fascinating cultural crossroads between India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, with soul-stirring Himalayan landscapes and trekking to rival that of neighbouring Nepal.
Nestled in a remote corner of India's northwest, the small state of Sikkim is undoubtedly one of the most captivating regions in the Indian Himalaya. The rugged, sacred peaks of the Himalaya dominate daily life here, and local traditions are infused with the same ancient cultures and religions that are found throughout the wider region.
Trek on Sikkim's uncrowded trails through luxuriant rhododendron forests, passing yak herds, Tibetan villages and traditional Lepcha settlements as you make your way towards the spectacular face of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain.
Cycle the breathtaking trails and quiet backstreets of this ancient Buddhist kingdom by bike; or head to the renowned colonial hill station of Darjeeling for terraced tea plantations, lush green valleys, superb trekking and unparalleled views of Kanchenjunga.
Shop, eat and soak up local culture in Sikkim's capital, the vibrant small city of Gangtok, carved dramatically into the slopes of steep forested hills; or combine a trek in Sikkim with a journey to the intriguing Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.
Whichever itinerary you choose; you won't regret a visit to this incredible corner of the Himalaya.