Throughout our journey across Sikkim the weather was very bad, with heavy falls of rain every day and night.
The Lepchas of Sikkim have risen above the first primitive stage.
And there are beauties in the Desert which are not found in either Sikkim or Kashmir.
In Kashmir there is also far more variety of colour than there is in Sikkim.
The Lepchas, the aboriginals of Sikkim, are the most picturesque among the medley of races.
In November of the same year he was sent on a similar mission to Sikkim.
And in the Sikkim Himalaya are to be found men of all the stages of civilisation from the most primitive to the most advanced.
Those of Sikkim seem to be almost of the tropical character.
The scarlet R. arboreum, so general in the Himalaya, is common in Sikkim and furnishes brilliant patches of colour in the forest.
Gnatong had been an important place during the last Sikkim Expedition.