anyone claims, that Sikkim and adventure are synonymous to each other,
undoubtedly he is not wrong at all. Gifted with a unique topograhy including
lofty peaks, fast flowing rivers and lakes, rich and varied plant and animal
species and lush green fields, Sikkim offers almost everything that an
adventure seeker expects during an adventure vacation. During your Sikkim
trip, you can enjoy adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, water
sports (river rafting, kayaking etc.), yak safari, mountain biking and much
So, this vacation plan a trip to this tiny state, pack your bag, reach and
indulge yourself in variety of adventure sports and return back to your home
with some lifelong memories.
An exhilarating adventure sport, Trekking in Sikkim takes you atop the
lofty peaks, amidst lush forests, close to meandering lakes and rivers,
small villages and several other enchanting destinations. Besides, you also
get a good chance to see a variety of wild animals, bird species, butterfly
species, flying and moving in their natural habitat. Some of the popular
treks include Dzongri - Goecha la Trek, Hilley - Barsai Trek, Barsai to
Dentam Trek, Rabangla - Mainom Top Trek, Damthang to Tendong Trek etc.
Since time immemorial, conquering the lofty mountain peaks have remained an
ultimate desire for human beings. Like other Himalayan states, Sikkim also
offers some of the toughest and most exciting mountaineering routes to
adventure enthusiasts. Although Sikkim is home to Mt. Khangchendzonga but
you can't conquer this mountain, because climbing to this peak has been
banned by the Sikkim government. Most popular peaks which you can climb in
Sikkim include Kabru, Kirat Chulior Tent Peak, Sinolchu and Rathong.
Water Sports in Sikkim
White Water Rafting and Kayaking are the two popular water sports which
attract large number of water sports lovers to Sikkim.
White Water Rafting in Sikkim :
Rafting in Sikkim is
offered by the Teesta and Rangit rivers which meander through this
paradisaic country. White Water Rafting on Teesta takes you from Makha down
to Sirwani and from Sirwani to Rangpo. On the other hand, the Rangit
expedition takes you from Sikip to Nayabazaar and from Nayabazaar to Malli.
From beginners to experienced adventurers, everyone can take the assistance
of the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation for enjoying rafting in
Kayaking in Sikkim :
Kayaking in Sikkim can be undertaken
on the mighty Teesta river, which may be arranged for special groups as
well. Apart from Teesta river, Rangit, a tributary of the former, has more
turbulent waters and offers some challenging rapids. You require some
experience and basic training to enjoy kayaking in Sikkim. Kayaks are
available on hire at Sikkim Tourism Department office or from the private
Yak Safari in Sikkim
A unique safari, Yak Safari is a wonderful experience which you can enjoy
in different parts of Sikkim. Popular Yak Safari trails are concentrated
around Dzongri area and the Tsomgo Lake. In Sikkim, yaks are available on
nominal charges and their owner will accompany you during your safari trip.
Mountain Biking in Sikkim
Introduced few years back in Sikkim, Mountain Biking has now become
favourite amongst adventure seekers visiting the state. Mountain Biking is
possible in most parts of North Sikkim as well as West Sikkim. As most of
the roads in Sikkim are in good condition so you can explore most of the
mountains by bikes.
Popular Mountain Biking Routes Starting From Gangtok :
Another Popular Route in East Sikkim :
- Gangtok - Phodong - Rangrang - Dikchu - Makha - Singtam
- Gangtok - Lingdum - Rumtek - Martam - Sang - Makha - Singtam -
Singchuthang - Temi Tea Garden - Ravangla - Dentam - Sombarey.
- Gangtok - Bhusuk - Assam Lingzey - Pakyong - Rorathang - Rhenock -
Rongli - Aritar.