Be Adventurous in Sikkim!

Be Adventurous in Sikkim!
Beautiful huge statue of Lord Buddha, at Rabangla , Sikkim, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

There is more to Sikkim than what meets the eye, this tiny state has all the means to satiate your adventure pangs

Kevin Verghese
July 19 , 2019
03 Min Read

Nestled in the north east, Sikkim to most people is all about scenic beauty and monasteries but this state has much more to offer, and is an upcoming hub for adrenaline junkies. With opportunities for paragliding, mountain biking, rafting and many more awaiting you, it’s time to pack up and embark on your getaway.

Experience the thrill of paragliding

Paragliding

There are two types of paragliding flights you can enjoy, and both are offered with Tandem Flights, which means there will be a certified pilot with you. 

The first type of Paragliding flight is known as Medium Fly. As the name suggests, you will fly at a medium altitude of about 1300-1400 meters and will get a lovely aerial view of Gangtok Township, as well as that of Himalayan snow peaks. The flying time is 5-10 minutes.

The second type of paragliding flight is High Fly where you will fly at a higher altitude. The take off location altitude is 2,200 meters. Among amazing views of the mountains, you will also see Taktse International School at Pangthang, Bojoghari village and Tashi View Point. The total flying time in high fly is 20-30 minutes.

Try river rafting for a rush of adrenaline

River Rafting

Make your vacation thrilling a one, with the adventurous white water rafting in Teesta. Start this amazing activity once you reach the tour locality and begin your adventure for the day. The River Teesta is a haven for the thrill seekers where you will indulge in this adventure. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide during the activity. Conclude this activity after 30 minutes and head back home with lots of memories. There are separate courses for swimmers and non- swimmers alike, with varying levels of difficulty, thus catering to everyone.

Be one with nature biking in the mountains

Mountain Biking

Sikkim’s recent best adventure product is mountain biking. The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas, offers sure and exciting biking trails to the adventure lovers. The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and lifestyle of the Sikkim’s people is best experienced on a bike’s seat as you navigate through lush green hills. This is a relatively new sport that Sikkim boasts of and many have been lured by the exiting thrills of this outdoor fun. There is no specific season for mountain biking in Sikkim. Many have enjoyed riding their bikes during monsoons on slushy dirt roads too.

Goecha - la trek in Sikkim

Trekking: The Goecha La trek

There is no better way to experience Sikkim than the spectacular Goecha La Trek. Standing at an altitude of 4939 meters, this popular trek takes you through some spectacular landscape of the Himalayan ranges, surrounded by fresh cold breeze and the silence in the wilderness, this trek is different, worth cherishing because you not only get a chance to see Kanchenjunga but other 14 big summits as well like Mt. Pandim, Mt. Thingchinkhang, Mt. Jopuno. It may sound alluring and blissful but the Himalayas hold extreme and harsh weather and this trek is generally considered to be under moderate to difficult level. Goecha La is one of the most preferred destinations for trekkers and it is the pride of Sikkim.

Read our Sikkim stories: Dalapchand and Western Sikkim


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