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Trekking to Kanchenjunga

Looking down towards the Tibetan settlement of Tshoka 3,500 metres.
Sunset on Pandim
Young men like Beichung are giving up traditional agricultural lives and areusing their knowledge of the mountains to guide trekking groups in Sikkim
The parents of this trek support team were mainly Tibetan refugees
Waiting for the sun to rise on the King's Hill, Dzongri
Evening clouds from the sacred lakes of Lampokri 4,300 metres
Group gather under the prayer flags Kak Bir La. Clockwisefrom bottom left, Jenny, Beichung, Jules, Alison, Alasdair, Martin, John.
Enjoying the views from the Danphe Bir la 4,400 metres.
The forested regions of Sikkim exhibit a diverse range of fauna and flora.
Trekkers returning from the Goeche La 4,900 metres.
Sikkim is situated in an ecological hotspot of the lower Himalayas where over five hundred different orchids can be found.
Pandim 6,691 metres (21,946 feet)
Trekking at 1,500 metres where oaks, chestnuts, maples, birchs, alders, and magnolias grow in large numbers.
Fast moving storm clouds move in over Kanchenjunga and Kabru.