Eastern Himalayas – Sikkim
After a series of requests by partner schools in 2014 for finding a suitable destination in the Mid Himalayan, Enviro Trips™ initiated an extensive search. Over 7 trips were conducted to various regions across the breadth of The Himalayas ranges: from Kashmir till Arunachal Pradesh. Our key deciding factors were the potential for the region for learning, engagement with native communities, biodiversity, travel access and most of all safety. After nearly a year of intensive surveys and studies we had shortlisted a few and top of our list was Sikkim. A new destination was born and our students and schools were quick to join us in our expeditions.
Sikkim has been given numerous names. The Lepchas, unique tenants of the land called it Nye-mae-el `paradise’. The Limbus named it Su Khim or `new house’ while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong `the concealed valley of rice’.
Today, voyagers are beckoned by the all encompassing flawlessness of the snow-topped Himalayas, the overwhelming aroma of bloom embellished glades, the dynamic culture and euphoric celebrations, the endless assortment of its widely varied vegetation makes it an occasion that is without a moment’s delay interesting and testing.