Located in the North East of the Indian sub continent, the Buddhist Kingdom of Sikkim shares borders with Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal and is nestled in the heart of India’s Eastern Himalayan range. The thumb shaped state contains an environmental legacy of untouched but incredibly stunning and uniquely diverse landscapes and a cultural mosaic under the looming presence of the world's third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga (8598m).

Sikkim is inhabited by numerous indigenous clans now following an almost spartan Buddhist way of life. In the 1700s Sikkim was invaded by Nepal and power swung between the Nepalese monarchy and the native Sikkimese until the arrival of the British in India. An alliance with the British enabled Sikkim to attain independence from Nepal and it become a sovereign Kingdom until 1975 when it seceded to India. Through the British reign, Sikkim served as the primary trade route to Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar giving it great strategic and economic importance.

Village walks are at the heart of any Shakti Experience, enabling you to enjoy the villages and rural life in remote mountain regions. Accompanied by local porters and guides, you step out of the modern world, walking between villages that are remote, and staying in traditional village houses, which Shakti has spruced up to provide proper comfort without compromising their authenticity.

We will arrange visits to local schools, monasteries and markets to enable you to get a full understanding of the culture of each region, its people, religion and customs. Providing authentic experiences of local life, our walks are the perfect antidote to the frenetic world that most of us live in.

For the more active walker we offer trekking in remote but beautiful locations.

Shakti Sikkim is available from: 1st Oct 2015 – 20th April 2016*

*Please note that Shakti Sikkim will remain closed from 20th December, 2015 to 15th January, 2016, depending on weather conditions, however if you do have an enquiry, please get in touch with us and we will revert back accordingly.

*The closing date can change from year to year depending on weather

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