Darjeeling Sikkim and Bhutan are filled with rich Himalayan landscapes, Natural wonders and rich Buddhist culture. This part of the Eastern Himalaya has so much to offer. Bhutan is unique in its appeal, almost completely unchanged by Western influences, and one of the homes of Tibetan Buddhism. Sikkim is known the world over for its flora and huge number of Buddhist monasteries, including Rumtek, Labrang and the rarely-visited Phodang, with their impressive collections of paintings and relics. Darjeeling, situated 2000m above the plains of Bengal, is surrounded by tea plantations and is the archetypal hill station (Darjeeling was once a summer home for British colonial rulers based in Kolkata); slightly faded, but still a lively centre for the different hill peoples. The view from Tiger Hill at sunrise is one of the most impressive in the Himalaya, with the impressive sight of Kanchenjunga dominating the northern horizon. The spring departure means you will take in the Paro Tsechu, Bhutan’s most important and colourful festival, whilst those departing in autumn will visit festivals in Wangdi Phodrang and Thimpu.