Sikkim is among the most naturally beautiful destinations in India with its rhododendron-clad mountain valleys. In the West there is Sikkim’s atmospheric Buddhist monasteries and in the South monumental religious statues. In the East there are warm and welcoming urban centres. High mountains such as Khangchendzonga at an altitude of 8598 meters can be viewed from almost any viewpoint within the state. The region is perfect for mountain escape with its delectable local food, exotic Himalayan wildlife and beautiful landscape which is perfect for trekking.