Sikkim is one of the most famous tourist destinations in North East India. It’s marvellous landscape is dotted with high altitude lakes, rolling green mountains, azure rivers, milky waterfalls, beautiful monasteries and unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga/Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world.
Sikkim sure is a base to glaciers, alpine meadows, varieties of flora and fauna but it also houses many adventure activities around. Expect, a splash of water from River Teesta to replenish you or a cycling trek to offer some awesome sights to gaze at as you paddle. View the majestic peaks by taking up paragliding adventures and take a rock climbing activity to test your capability. Sikkim has so much to offer and this is just the start! This blog here is written keeping in mind all the possible ventures so that you can be a part of this extravaganza any time in the Himalayan state of Sikkim.
Here are few adventure activities that can be done in Sikkim.
1. Thrilling River Rafting Experience in Teesta
It is a perfect outdoor adventure to appreciate both nature and white water raft along Teesta River. This expedition is perfect for both beginners and advanced adventurers. The best months to plunge in the river is from May to November.
2. Mountain Biking and Cycling – Way to Explore One’s Land
One of the gripping adventure sports in Sikkim proves to be a perfect way to sightsee and smell the countryside of Sikkim. You can tour around the city on two-wheelers and sightsee its many landmarks like monasteries and Lakes. Explore the snowy cliffs, farmland, and beautiful setting of flora. Cycling tourism in Sikkim is a different experience and you can witness the many precious gems of Sikkim.
3. Paragliding and Hang Gliding
Explore the lush green garden and witness Sikkim from above. The district is rich in flora and a lush river that flows along the lovely meadows. While paragliding offers its best, hand gliding also gives an opportunity to come closer to nature.
Note: Nevertheless, for an ultimate paragliding experience, be a part of the annual paragliding festival during the months of October and November.
4. Trekking – An Enthusiastic Adventure for Adrenaline Junkie
Needless to say trekking in Sikkim is an everlasting affair. People from near and far gather to trek the grandeur peaks of Sikkim.
Some notable and most ventured trails to trek are:
– Sandakphu Trek
– Dzongri Trek – 3,636 meters
– Goecha La – 4,020 meters
– Green Lake Trek – 4,940 meters
– Kanchenjunga Trek – 8,586 meters
Take your adventure mode inside Sikkim’s amazing Caves. Sikkim has four caves looking at every direction that holds a special place for the Buddhists.
– Lha-ri-nying phu in the North of Sikkim
– Kah-do-sang phu in the South of Sikkim
– Pe phu in the East of Sikkim
– De-chhen phu in the West of Sikkim
Add Ons :
– Mountaineering – Mount up like an eagle
– You can take a helicopter ride – Get an aerial view of Sikkim
– Yak safari to the winning mountainous range of Sikkim