Landscapes and Flora
Botanic gardens, deep gorges, and the Valley of the flowers!
The Sikkim & Darjeeling
April 18–May 2, 2015
Dear Travelers and Friends:
Come explore the spectacular landscapes and flora of Sikkim and the Darjeeling Himalayas!
See tea plantations around Darjeeling—of British hill station fame—in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Ride the World Heritage famed “Darjeeling Himalayan Railroad.”
Visit botanic gardens and orchids 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.
Come join us as we discover the foothills
and mountains of Himalayan India with New
England Wild Flower Society’s Ted Elliman
and an excellent local guide.
$3,995 plus air
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