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Adventure in Sikkim

If you are thinking about experiencing some Adventure in Sikkim then you can be sure of not being disappointed. This Indian mountain destination is known for its natural beauty and great culture. The alpine forests, glaciers, and brilliant hills will captivate all of your senses quite surely. However, that’s not the only thing that you can expect in Sikkim. This is a place where the adventure lovers will have the most exciting time. From letting yourself get wet in the Teesta River to discover the mountains and forests on foot, there are a lot of exciting and challenging things to do in there.

The diversity in its adventure opportunities is one thing that makes the activities even more enjoyable. When there are trekking routes that are for everyone, there are also trekking options that are quite challenging and will surely satisfy the thrill addicts. The same is true for the cyclists and the climbers. Everyone can indulge themselves in some form of adventure in Sikkim and create the best memories. There are many professional adventure tour organizers in the city who can arrange the safest and most well-planned adventure tours in Sikkim for you.

Whatever form of Adventure Activities in Sikkim you take part in, be sure of being well prepared. Keep a map with you all the time and bring food and water for your journey. If you are a trekker then you need the right gears too. There is a lot to do in Sikkim and you mustn’t miss any of it.

Here are some of the best adventure activities in Sikkim:

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Goecha La Trek

The journey to the height of 4940 m is surely one of the best trekking experiences you can imagine. It takes you about 10 days to complete the full trekking path, at the end of which you will be welcomed by the clearest and most majestic view of the Kanchenjunga.

During the trek, you will cross other great summits, rivers, and green forests. The trek starts from Yuksom which is 6 hours’ car ride from NJP railway station. Goecha La Trek is one of the most sought-after activities in Sikkim and is counted among the best adventure in Sikkim.

Location: This high mountain pass is located in the Himalayan range.

Price: It costs 14,500 per person.

Timing: October to November is the best time.


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Sandakphu Trek

Located on 11940 feet, this is one of the most popular and enjoyable treks in the area. It’s a heaven for all those who are looking for Adventure Activities in Sikkim and want to enjoy a moderately tough terrain while taking in the gorgeous beauty of the mountains and forests.

You have to travel to Manebhanjan by car. The trekking starts from that point. You can visit the national park on your way, and stay in the camping sights during nights. The view of the Everest and Kanchenjunga will accompany you.

Location: it’s in Darjeeling District.

Price: Rs. 9000 per person.

Timing: It takes 6 days. Best timing is November to December.

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

This 90 km long trek takes about 11 days to be completed and it’s a moderately tough trekking route. This trek is considered one of the most fulfilling and magical adventures in Sikkim experience. Adventure lovers from around the world take part in this journey.

The trekking trail is delightfully challenging and offers some great sights of the Himalayan Range. The trek starts from Yuksom and ends in Bakkhim. The trail changes in beauty and geography ever few hours.

Location: At 5200m in the Himalayan range.

Price: It costs 14,700 per person.

Timing: Mid September to October and Mid March to June.

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Rafting in Teesta

River Teesta is the major river in Sikkim and it’s rightly known as the lifeline of the Sikkim region. Near the Teesta Bazar area, the river creates the perfect setting for Adventure in Sikkim with rafting. The adventure enthusiasts must take part in this exciting activity.

There are two options available for people who know swimming and for people who don’t. There are expert rafters who work there and they are always present with the tourist who goes for river rafting in Teesta. The river here isn’t too dangerous either.  

Location: Triveni, near Teesta Bazar.

Price: Rs. 900 per person.

Timing: December to June is the best time for rafting there.


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Paragliding in Gangtok

Paragliding is fast becoming the most popular adventure activity in Gangtok and a few other parts in Sikkim. The thrill and the exciting feeling of freedom are two things that make gliding a preferred sport for the adventure enthusiasts.

The paragliding points in Gangtok have trainers who will fly with you if you are new to it. The paragliding experts can rent and fly the glider on their own. The view from the sky is mesmerizing.

Location: Pangthang, Bojoghari village, and Tashi View Point

Price: Rs. 4500 for high altitude flight and Rs. 2500 for medium altitude flight per person.

Timing: May to October.

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Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge

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This bridge is Sikkim’s highest bridge, hanging at a height of 198 m. this surely creates a perfect opportunity for bungee jumping. If you want to experience the joy and thrill of jumping from a suspended bridge then this is a must place to visit on your trip to north east.

The bridge connects two mountains, which offers a wonderful view of greenery. If you are new to bungee jumping then the experts will help you to learn the techniques and enjoy it fully. Bungee Jumping is one of the most sought-after activities in Sikkim.

Location: It’s located in Uttarey Village, which is 5 km from Pelling.

Price: 500 per person.

Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM, all year long.

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Dzongri Trek

Situated in 4200m, this 50 km trek surely is one of the most exciting and beautiful trekking experiences in Sikkim. This trek is comparatively shorter than the other popular trekking trails in Sikkim but its high altitude and the terrain makes it one of the most adventurous ones too. 

It takes about 8 days to complete the trek. The journey offers some challenges and even more sights of natural beauty, including the stunning view of the Himalaya. It starts at Yuksom.

Location: It’s located in Gangtok.

Price: 24900 per person.

Timing: March to mid-June and September to November.

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Yak Ride near Tsomgo Lake

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Yak ride is one of the most popular Adventure in Sikkim. They may look fierce but Yaks are very gentle creatures. Tsomgo is a glacier lake and the surroundings stay covered in snow during the winter season. You can rent a Yak from the nearby market area and enjoy the view from its back.  

Location: It’s located about 40 km from Gangtok.

Price: Riding a Yak to the bridge costs 40, to the viewpoint 80, to the village 100, and all the way to Kemthang costs 250. Taking a photo will cost you Rs. 10.

Timing: Winter season is the best time.

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Cable Car Ride in Gangtok

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Cable car rides are always great fun. The one in Gangtok is set between two mountains and the view from the ride is unforgettably spectacular. The cable cars take up to 24 passengers. Make sure that you are one of the first ones to get in because you need to be beside the windows for the best view. There are 3 stations to take a ride from.

Location: Deorali in Gangtok is the lowest point to ride the cable car.

Price: It costs Rs. 110 per adult, Rs. 70 per kid below 6 years, and free for kids below 3 years.

Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM every day.

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Cycling on Silk Route

If you are looking for the Adventure in Sikkim then the cycling tour to the Silk Route can be one of your best choices. The journey starts from the Sillery Gaon. You can reach there by car from the NJP railway station. 

There are professional tour organizers who will provide you with the cycles and other necessities. The week-long tour offers some of the best views of the mountains around Sikkim. You will camp overnight in specific halts set by the organizer where you can restock your food and water. 

Location: Old Silk Route, East Sikkim.

Price: Rs. 20,730 per person.

Timing: It takes 7 days.

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Hang Gliding in Sikkim

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Hang gliding is a very popular activity among the thrill seekers. This Adventure in Sikkim fulfils one of the humans’ oldest dreams, flying. For this, you surely need an appetite for adventure and a strong heart.

Gliding over the beautiful mountains and alpine forests will surely make your visit to Sikkim a remarkable one. If you are new to hang gliding then the trainers will guide you. You can rent the necessary equipment from the gliding points.  

Location: Yumthang and Jorethang.

Price: Rs. 2500 per person. Video recording will cost you extra.

Timing: Mid May to October, early morning to afternoon.

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Helicopter Ride

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Sightseeing from a helicopter is surely one of the best adventures in Sikkim and a great way to discover a place. When you are in Sikkim, you must buy tickets for a helicopter ride to get the perfect bird’s eye view of the area. The mountains, alpine forests, and the Mountain Rivers will lay below you the fascinating sight. A helicopter can carry up to 5 people.

Location: Gangtok Valley, South Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim, and Kanchendzonga.

Price: Depending on duration, the 15 minutes to 75 minutes’ rides can cost from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 90000.

Timing: 7 AM to 9 Am, all year long.

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Caving in the North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu

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North Lha-RI-Nying Phu is believed to be one of the holiest places in Sikkim. The cave takes you inside the Himalayan Mountains, which itself is an adventure of a lifetime. The challenging steps and slopes inside the cave surely will add to your thrill.

Even if you are not a religious person, the trek to the mouth of the cave surely will satisfy your need for a thrill. Exploring the cave will complete the adventure to remember.

Location: It’s located in the north of Tashiding, near the Tashiding Monastery.

Price: It costs Rs. 4500 per person.

Timing: March to June and October to November.

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Singalila Trek

Starting from Bagdogra, this more than half a month-long trek is one of the fascinating treks in India. The long trekking trail goes through some of the most beautiful points like Pelling, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Pare Megu, Tikip Chu, Lamuney, and Thangshing.

The challenging but fulfilling trekking trip is joined by hundreds of trekkers every year. However, because of its length and difficulty, the trek is for you only if you are completely committed. But, the end result surely justifies the efforts.

Location: Darjeeling.

Price: Rs. 41,999 per person.

Timing: It takes 17 days to be completed. Winter season is the best time for the trek.

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Green Lake Trek

The 35 km long trekking trip takes about 13 days because of its stiff terrain, which is also what makes it an Adventure in Sikkim that must not be missed by the thrill seekers. when the highest altitude you will reach during the trek is 5000 m, the trail will challenge your trekking skills.

If you are looking for adventure then surely this particular one will keep you engage and satisfy your needs to be thrilled. Apart from trekking and camping, a ropeway ride is also included in the journey.

Location: North Sikkim.

Price: It costs 65,000 per person.

Timing: The trek takes up to 13 days.

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20 November 2018
Excellent
About the operators: Thrillophilia ties up with trek operators for this amazing trek. The team that carries the group is well trained, well versed and allows the trekkers to focus on their trekking. To provide service at such altitude with smile on face is bliss. They also have some hidden gems planned during the trek for people to be pleasantly surprised. Our trek guide Premtuk is an old hand and lives in Yaksum region. His ability to guide the team as well as captain the support staff was fantastic. He also made sure that trekkers were absolutely taken care off. He had excellent support staff and 12 horses to make sure that we had a glitch-free day’s and nights. Tenzing, vijay and others who worked tirelessly and with laughter all the time made the time memorable. About the trek: this trek offers variety for a serious trekker. The trails and paths are not the same throughout or even different times of the year. It has varied degree of difficulty and hence one needs to be physically and mentally prepared to harness the strength. One connects to self and nature throughout and comes back rejuvenated. It’s not just the moments of seeing sunrise or the summit from various points or watching Mt Pantim alone that takes your breath away but also the journey. It’s a pilgrimage to your own inner self that one ends up discovering. Finally few words of suggestions: for city dwellers who come for this trek, it’s a great idea to come and stay In yuksam few days in advance and do some of other amazing treks. Not only it helps in acclimatisation but also allows you to soak in local culture and food.
"The beauty of this trek is all about the landscape. You start of the trek from dense forest with fresh streams and then to Rhododendron trees when you gain altitude , later which you would come across a beautiful valley overlooking Mt Kanchenjunga. Try out the local cuisine in Yuksom. Thukpa and Chang are two things you need to try out. Although the trek is not recommended for first time trekkers you can still give it a shot provided you are fit and have taken all the items in checklist. "
23 November 2019
Excellent
This was my first trip with Thrillophilia as well as with complete strangers. I must say that Thrillophilia did not disappoint me ( nobody is perfect, so be flexible to accept minute glitches) . The whole trip went so smooth , starting from the pick up from airport, the hotels we got, arrangement of permits, site seeing and drop at the airport. Special thanks to Deep ( trip coordinator from tour angle) and Ammu ( my cab driver) . P. S. : if you want to see the flower calf yumthang valley and the frozen Tsomgo and Gurudongmar lake , then the ideal time to visit north Sikkim is March-April. November is the ideal time to witness the pleasant winter of sikkim along with its untouched beauty. Looking forward to travel more with Thrillophilia. P.S: the only problem which we faced was two co- passengers who used to get late for everything and because of them we had to rush from each location because of time constraint ( I totally understand that this things isn’t in the hand of Thrillophilia)
16 October 2015
Excellent
Trekking in the state of Sikkim is very different and a unique experience that you would not gain from trekking in any other part of India. The Indian Himalayas trek in Sikkim is awesome and a must take. What we enjoyed the most were the mountains, the trek trails, the people and their unique culture. This was a sharp contrast to our habits and culture. The trek is not that difficult and it is in fact very much feasible to be taken even by a first timer as well. The trekking was very nicely planned and organized with perfect budget. Do try this trek.
01 July 2015
Excellent
Located in the state of Sikkim, this Goecha La trek is my dream and desire come true. This trek is a treat to all the adventure lovers who are in our country or visit our country. This place is nestled midst colourful, unique, and vibrant flora and fauna. This trek also paves way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park that can be visited in a day. This trek is an opulent beauty as it opens doors to murky valleys, snow clad mountain peaks, astonishing lakes, and lovely rivers in Sikkim. I was just marvelled at the spectacular beauty of this place.
This was my first paragliding experience and I was so thrilled and scared both at the same time. This March I was going to Gangtok and came to know about the paragliding activity there and booked the same with Thrillophilia and made the most of the thrills and spills of Paragliding. After heading to the paragliding spot in Ranka at Gangtok. I was accompanied by a trained pilot throughout the entire activity when we soared at a height of 1300- 2200 meters. The best thing about Thrillophilia is that it not only gives you an option to choose between medium and high fly but regardless of the package you choose, the ride from the landing site to the take-off point is all included. I chose the high fly package where I and my certified pilot rose at a height of 2200 meters, marveling at nature’s beauty underneath. After this paragliding trip, I must say that this has been my best so far, given the whole safety protocols that Thrillophilia adhered to besides arranging a trip to the Ranka monastery. Thus, I recommend Thrillophilia with all my heart, for such out-of-the-box experiences!
26 January 2021
Excellent
Who does not dream of a farmhouse stay amidst the rolling Himalayan Mountains and an emerald green forest? Yes, I am no different because I have craved for such an experience all my life and I am extremely glad that Thrillophilia came on board to grant all that I desired. My 2 days one night experiential stay at a Farmhouse in Gangtok not just let me have a perfect getaway but so much more. I learnt about terrace farming, plucked ripe fruits from the trees, enjoyed picnics along the streams, and tried my hands on organic farming. I still miss my bedroom in the homestay that had a skylight right above the bed to let me stargaze endlessly. Thank you Thrillophilia for such a splendid experience!
19 January 2021
Superb
A tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling was always on my mind having heard so much about the Yumthang (valley of flowers), the Batasia loop and the mighty tiger hill to catch a scenic sunrise. As a solo traveler I decided to book with Thrillophilia for a 8-day trip to set forth a Sikkim Darjeeling tour that would include all these places. I am extremely elated I did as the teams ensured hassle free travel in air-conditioned vehicles besides stays and dinner at the most hygienic hotels. I am back at Pune after the trip in March but I feel I am back with a piece of Tibet and North Bengal in my heart. I still cherish going to this picturesque hamlet of Chungthang, the stunning Kanchenjunga National Park, and the pristine Gurudongmar Lake. I have absolutely loved my stopover at Kyongnosla and a visit to the Baba Harbhajan dham besides of course the scenic sunrise at Tiger hill, and candlelight dinner at the most unexpected locations. Thanks a ton Thrillophilia for the most wholesome experience there could be!
17 February 2021
Excellent
My partner got hold of a Thrillophilia voucher for a Sikkim homestay that initially I was not that keen on using. However, I went ahead and set off for this Traveler’s paradise homestay for 2 days and one night. And, I am so glad I did because it was one of the nicest stay experiences. Our homestay was perched on a hilltop’s edge and offered sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills, the snowy Nathula peaks, and the snaking Teesta River. A special thanks to thrillophilia for giving tripping a whole new spin as we could go for forest picnics, nature walks, and practice angling at the Kaleej Khola. To this day, I keep telling my partner as to how we need another trip soonish. Only, to try the roast chicken with thumba, under a starlit sky of the Traveler’s paradise homestay, with the chilling mountain wind for company.
09 February 2021
Excellent
Every year me and my 4 friends plan a trek to some of the treacherous places. This year was no different, especially after a long spell of staying and working from home. We went ahead with the idea but this time we booked with Thrillophilia for a luxurious camping experience. And, trust me when I say this, we had a spectacular trekking experience from the minute we arrived in Darjeeling. We had an adventurous drive to Yuksom, trespassing the Teesta river. We continued uphill and crossed the Legship bridge only to reach a Yuksom hotel where Thrillophilia had booked our stays. The minute I checked in we could not believe we could get such a place for just a day of our stay as the hotel was clean, with staff ensuring sanitization at every cost. I was amazed at how it was arranged- overnight staying in tents, camps and huts even at remote locations of Tshoka, Samiti lake, Thangshing, and Dzongri. We did share out tents but an expert team ensured safety by having a first-aid-kit in hand at all times. A big thanks to Thrillophilia for arranging all the necessary permits and managing the entry fee at places required. Totally recommend Thrillophilia if you desire a mix of sightseeing, camping, trekking and not just hiking!

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