Kayaking in Sikkim

Pack your bags for we are taking you to the north east heavenly kingdom of the Himalayas, Sikkim. The breathtaking beauty of the land surely is welcoming, and along with its high and low terrains, the flowing rivers of Sikkim enchant and seduce the adventure seeker like no mans business.

While you are in Sikkim, do not miss out the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna trekking now and then. Also, take some time out for trekking to visit the Himalayan wonder, Mt. Kanchenjunga in all her dense beauty, forest trails and proudly standing as the third highest peak in the world.

Sikkim surely beckons adventure seekers and rightly said so, sports lovers and adventure seekers from all across the globe flock to this Himalayan kingdom for some hot adrenaline pumping action every year.

Excitement, fun and thrills are promises made to be kept when you are in Sikkim, and never would you return feeling disappointed from the mountain biking thrill or the watery adventures that lay ahead. The best water sport activities that one could opt for apart from rafting in the untamed waters of the rivers in Sikkim would be kayaking, so are you up for it?

Kayaking in the rivers of Sikkim is now am important attraction for travelers from across the globe. It is only Sikkim amongst all other north east provinces which gives you the best kayaking experiences.

Thanks to the untamed Teesta and the tributary Rangit, you now have great chances to tread their untamed waters and have a whale of a time kayaking in them.

Best places for kayaking in Sikkim:


The Teesta River

The Teesta River

Most adventure seekers flock to the gushing Teesta to tread her waters and enjoy kayaking, so should you as well!! There are always instructors around to keep you safe and allow you to have the best time experiencing the adventure sport. The kayaks available are made of high international quality, some are even of fiberglass quality as well, and you can get them on hire.

If you truly dream of rafting or kayaking in the lovely white waters anywhere in the world, Sikkim has plenty to offer. The river Teesta is an international adventure sport destination for many and the difficulty level is graded four on an international scale with her waters.

The river Teesta has serpentine trails to kayak and raft on, and by her banks she has thick dense forest covers which take your breath away.

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Grade Level For Teesta - Grade 4 and above
Famous places for kayaking in Teesta - Markha, Sirwani, Rangpo, Bardang

If you are planning a visit to Sikkim, you cannot miss out on Gangtok, There are many wonderful places to visit in Gangtok which make it one of the best tourist destinations in India

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The Rangit River

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The Rangit River

The Teesta isnt the only river which allows for kayaking in Sikkim, you have its tributary Rangit as well offering equal pleasure for kayaking in its waters. The rapids for the Rangit are very challenging and hence it would be wise only for experienced kayakers to tread the waters.

The best way to enjoy the experience even if you are an amateur would be to allow the trained and certified instructors help you with kayaking needs.

You could challenge the turbulent currents alone, only if you are experienced, or else go in a group with the trained kayaking instructors and be marveled at the force of nature.

The untamed Rangit is known to be a very violent and intense river. True to her nature and characteristics, only the most experienced can kayak or raft in her howling waters.

Grade Level For Teesta - Grade 4 and above
Famous places for kayaking in Teesta - Sikip, Jorethang, Majitar, Melli

If you an adventure freak and looking for more adventure in Sikkim, then check our Goecha la adventure trekking specially designed for adventure enthusiasts.

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Best Time To Visit Sikkim

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Best Time To Visit Sikkim

It totally depends on what is it that you want to have an adventure with. There are many who visit Sikkim for cultural tours and hire jeep safaris, and if you want that for yourself then the best time would be March to early June, or even October to late December.

To have an experience with the snowfall in Sikkim most visit the place during January and February. Trekking in Sikkim is best enjoyed between March to late May, and then again from October to late November.

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20 November 2018
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
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
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
Suryakanta Patil Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2020
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.
I was planning for a trip to Sikkim and booked this tour. It was one of the best trips ever. Everything was very well arranged for the trip. The pickup was on time and I was joined by another group for the tour. We had the most amazing guide with us. He was very informative and was giving us detailed information about each of the places.
I was planning a trip with my gang and was searching over the internet for something interesting when I saw this package. I will have to admit that this was the best trip for us. We were 6 people who went on this amazing Sikkim Tour
I had a very nice experience with thrillophilia. They provided al the facilities as promised ion the tour.
Everything was good must recommend this tour to everyone. A big thumbs up
We got a very good experience during our trip. I'm totally satisfied with Thrillophilia and team. Their dedication, hospitality, punctuality is very much appreciable.

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