The Sikkim & Darjeeling
Landscapes and Flora
Botanic gardens, deep gorges, and the Valley of the flowers!
May 16-30, 2020
Dear Travelers and Friends:
Come explore the spectacular landscapes
and flora of Sikkim and the Darjeeling
See tea plantations around Darjeeling—
of British hill station fame—in the foothills
of the Himalayas.
Visit botanic gardens and orchid gardens,
then head to Sikkim which is filled with
Old World charm. Learn about the art and
heritage of the Tibetan culture of Sikkim.
Then drive toward the higher Himalayas
through narrow valleys and winding mountain
roads, where waterfalls leap into deep gorges,
en route to Lachung. This will be our base to
explore two spectacular natural areas, the
Yumthang “Valley of the Flowers” and the
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which
blooms during April and May.
Our route is within sight of Kanchenjunga, at
28,169 feet, the 3rd highest peak in the world.
We’ll also explore the Thangu Valley which is
carpeted with alpine flowers in May, and
Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake in eastern Sikkim.
Come join us as we discover the foothills
and mountains of Himalayan India with the
Pacific Horticulture Society’s Greg Graves
and Alister Adhikari.
$4,295 plus air