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What You Should Know More About Tours in Gangtok
Gangtok is truly a beautiful place that is kept well maintained. It has abundance of natural beauty and has various natural attractions that keep tourists coming back each year. Some of these top attractions for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok are-
Sikkim a tiny state of India situated in the eastern Himalaya that boasts of its rich bio-diversity and high mountain ranges. Gangtok is the capital of this hilly terrain and offers many trekking routes to adventure enthusiasts. Some of the best trekking tours in and around Gangtok are-
Camping is a recreational activity that lets people set up small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay for a night. It is more of an adventurous and fun activity where people in groups plan up trips in places like sanctuary, countrysides, hilly terrains etc. Some of the best campsites available in and around Gangtok are-
In Sikkim, River Teesta and its tributary Rangit offer the best routes for River Rafting and Camping Tour. Both these rivers provide long stretches that are perfect for safe rafting. Visitor often engage in this activity available in Gangtok. Lesser known fact is that Teesta River has been ranked at Grade 4 on the international scale which is great for adventure junkies. From gentle rides through amazing mountain landscape, to thundering rapids that only the most experienced rafter can navigate, these river make the best rafting tours in Gangtok.
Along with a number of sightseeing attractions in Gangtok, travellers can choose to engage in a few adventure activities to pump up their adrenaline rush as well. Some of the best sites for adventure activities in Gangtok are-
Monasteries in Gangtok are not just beautiful but are an important part of the Buddhist culture which is greatly influenced by Tibet. The spiritual power in Gangtok remains lit due to a number of monasteries that serve as a home to monks. Some of the famous monasteries to visit for a spiritual experience in Gangtok are-
From a duration as short as 4 days to full-fledged 15 days legit trekking expeditions, Gangtok offers all the thrills of this amazing sport. Most trails are carved out to help enthusiasts experience the best of the forests, monasteries, stupas, chortens, rivers, waterfalls, villages, and biodiversity. These experiences can’t be enjoyed in regular life and thus must be tried by every sport lover or thrill seeker at least once. Some of the best route to go mountain biking in Gangtok are-
It won't be wrong to say that in the whole of Sikkim, Gangtok is the best place for shoppers. Below are the main shopping areas in Gangtok that help tourists get the best buys. These are indeed best areas for a shopping tour in Gangtok-
Goechala trek is special for providing the grand views of big mountains. You don’t just see one summit of the Kanchenjunga but get to see 14 other big summits. Trekkers consider Goechala to be the closest to the big mountain treks of Nepal. However, it is only in the months of October and November, with the haze out of the way, that you get the best views. The mountain views are razor sharp that offer the best sunrises and sunsets, which are absolutely jaw dropping. For photographers, the best suitable time is always from October to November. The Goechala trek starts at Yuksom, a fairly large settlement in West Sikkim and which was once the capital of Sikkim. There are two mandatory rules everybody needs to follow at Yuksom before the trek begins. One, make an entry at the police station. For this you need a photo identity proof with three photo copies. Two, you need to pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually, trekkers finish these formalities in the morning when they are starting the trek. The fee to be paid is broken down into small elements like tent, porter, yak and other charges. Camera charges are extra. As this trek is divided into various parts, from point to point, the total duration of the trek depends upon an individual.
Traveller Tales From Gangtok
14 September 2015
I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.
15 May 2015
Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.
14 August 2017
It was a dream come true for me and some of my friends. We have been planning a trek to Sikkim for a long time. We are a group of all girls and we were looking for some packages only for women. But we did not get many options. Finally we decided to book a tour package with other people also. But it went well. We did not face any trouble during the whole trip and very much thankful to all the people came with us and the guides. There was a woman manager too in the group since we were in the trip. Sikkim is a treasure house. It has everything for any age group. The trek was simply amazing. We were so excited and the routes were challenging. Our parents were asking how can we do trekking all alone. But I think, Kanchendzonga and other mountains in Sikkim do not have such variations as boys or girls. It was welcoming from the starting point to the end. Guys, the views from the top were extra ordinary. What we can see are long stretches of mountains and the snow cladding peak tops. The sunrise views were omg extremely astounding. The peaks were glittering in the first rays and it is the most scenic sight. We found yaks too. I was seeing yaks for the first time. They are so cute. Gentle too. But was scared to touch and pamper. What if they do not like us. They were roaming around freely. We were slow at many points since the routes were not so smooth but challenging too. So we had to stop in between, hydrate ourselves and continue. So according to the schedule we could not finish the trek also the last day was a little messed up. We could not explore the places as we discussed earlier but we did not feel it as a loss. Since all the places we saw were absolutely beautiful. We’ll plan some similar trips in the future and will head out to conquer the paths with more energy.
06 April 2015
A full 10 out of 10 for the Green Lake Trek in Sikkim. Over the 13 days of this enthralling trek, I and our entire group members were all so captivated by the beauty of the Himalayas of Sikkim. If you are planning for this one sooner or later, be sure to experience a lot of variations in the terrains. At places, they might appear easy and other places it might be a bit challenging to strenuous. In a nutshell, it was an amazingly awesome experience we all had.
16 April 2015
This must be on everyone’s to do list while travelling up north! Be it the mountains or the rivers, the trek shows you the amazing places around Sikkim which you will want to visit again and again. The organizing team has done a stellar job in providing us with this experience. I honestly wish to go back for more. The Teesta River and Phodong monastery are few of the amazing sights to see in this place.
07 December 2015
I always wanted to visit Sikkim and thrillophilia made this dream of mine true. Surrounded by beautiful snowy mountains and greenery, it is a must visit place. Trek was also awesome. the instructors were so very good and they took care of us perfectly. It was an amazing experience.
09 April 2015
All the 13 days of this Green Lake trek was so charming and memorable that I am again planning for it. The great views of the Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest and other peaks were so refreshing and way better than other experiences I had so far. Would love to do it once again.
07 December 2015
My trek to Kachenjunga was truly awe inspiring the trails were slightly challenging but the amazing guides were so helpful and made everything easier. The views are very dream like and the sunsets were even more beautiful. Definitely must try for trekking enthusiasts!
16 April 2015
LOVED IT! Being an adventure junkie pays off to a huge extent when you are assisted by the brilliant team at thrillophilia to provide you with such an experience. We saw the lovely peaks of Mt. Simvo, Green Lake and much more. Feel so happy having gone there!
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