Sikkim is a small state in northwest India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape including India's highest mountain, 8,586m Kanchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers, orchids. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s, Rumtek and Tashiding. Sikkim is known as Trekker's Paradise.