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
See tea plantations around Darjeeling—of British hill station fame—in the foothills
of the Himalayas.
Ride the World Heritage famed “Darjeeling
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 the
Pacific Horticulture Society’s Greg Graves
and an excellent local guide.
$3,995 plus air
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