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With more and more adventurous and young people around the globe visiting Sikkim, river rafting in Sikkim is gaining popularity really fast. Rafting is an adventure water sport where the rafters sit on a raft and let it run on the fast, turbulent river waves as they try to control the raft with their oar. Dressed in your life jacket and helmet while letting the river challenge your courage, you can also enjoy white water rafting and get the adrenaline rush you want. River Rangit and River Teesta have the best rapids in Sikkim, thus, allowing you to enjoy the thrill of the water.

The Sikkim white river rafting scene is perfect for both the new rafters and the experts. The River Rangit has a good number of rapid and they vary in their speed and intensity. The turbulent water of this river surely is the one that attracts the most seasoned rafters from around the world. River Teesta has rapids that range from easy to intense. So, the choices are greater in it. A rafter can decide what kind of challenge he or she is looking for and then pick where they want to go for rafting. These rivers have nice sandy banks where you can camp too. 

There are many white river rafting organizers in Sikkim who can arrange for you the best rafting experience. They will provide you with the gear, trainers, and everything that you might need to enjoy rafting without risking your life. They arrange for overnight camping too. 

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Teesta River Rafting Location: Melli.

Teesta River Rafting Timings: 8 AM to 3 PM


Teesta River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra river that originates from the eastern Himalayas near Chunthang, Sikkim and flows to a whopping distance of 315 km.

Teesta river is one of the most famous river rafting spots adorned with blossom green surroundings and offers rafting through deep ravines and whitewater rapids.

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Teesta River

Experienced rafters opine that the waters have a difficulty level of 3 on the international rafting scales and hence it is fun and adventurous to be in them. The Teesta is known to flow with high intensity through rugged and rocky terrains and those looking for an adrenaline high can surely test these waters. The river does get uncontrollable and wild at times, and hence many experienced rafters enjoy their adventure in the Teesta when they look for options to rafting in Sikkim.

Difficulty level: Grade 3 and 4

At the topmost emergence point of the river Teesta, the rapids are uncontrollable and untamed, to say the least. This makes it idea only for experienced rafters to enjoy the waters and negotiate with it. One can enjoy the rafting experience for around six hours to eight hours, depending on the weather pattern around.

It is surely a rewarding experience to raft on the Teesta River, with slopes covered in thick flora and fauna on either side of the river, and terraced fields that dot the scenario around, who wouldn't enjoy the pleasures of what nature has to offer? Sikkim, as we all know, is rich in its biodiversity, and the banks of the river Teesta is home to various species of birds, animals and butterflies as well. you could use the yak safari to discover the hidden secrets of Sikkim and her thickets.

The popular Teesta experience takes you from Makha to Sirwani and then to Bardang, ending at Rangpo.


There are many amazing tourist places in Gangtok and visiting them is a wonderful adventure that will leave you with a treasure trove of precious memories that last forever.

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Rangit River

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Adventure sport such as water or river rafting in Sikkim of late had gathered momentum. It is only because of two rivers, namely Teesta and Rangit that the rafters and kayaking experts come calling. This will be an unique experience on your trip to north east

Rangit, a tributary of the Teesta, has more turbulent waters and offers many challenges to more experienced rafters. On either side of the River Rangit, while you enjoy river rafting its turbulent waters, there would be dotted settlements across the landscape, providing you with a panoramic scenic beauty of sorts. You would also notice terrace cultivation and small hamlets inhabited by tribal folks along the way.

Difficulty level: Grade 2 and 4

One also gets to enjoy other facilities while river rafting on the Rangit. For example, night camping on the sandy white beaches along the banks of the river. Rafting for both amateurs and experienced folks is a possibility as well. It is the mighty enchanting rapids of the Rangit River which beckons rafters far and wide to accept her challenges. If you are in for some bone-chilling wet action, the river rafting experience on the Rangit is a must.


For a rejuvenating experience through the mountains and serene countryside of Sikkim, Gangtok Tour Package to make your spirit thrilled with excitement. 

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Classification of Rapids

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Rapids in Teesta River

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The difficulty levels of the rapids in Teesta River are 3 and 4. That means River Teesta is not for the casual rafting enthusiasts. It requires you to have some sort of experience with rafting. The experience of Rafting in Sikkim is more enjoyable on Teesta River because the terrain is more rocky and demanding. You have to be at your best game to control your raft on this river. With the right kind of weather, you can raft for hours on Teesta and fight with its turbulence. Your hunger for adventure will surely be satisfied there.

Don't miss to check out our guide on the best places to visit in North East India on your next trip, 
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Rapids in Rangit River

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The rapids in Rangit River have two separate grades for their difficulty level- 2 and 4. If you are new to rafting then you should opt for the grade 2 rapids where it will be easier for you to tackle the turbulence of the water. However, if you are an expert rafter then surely the grade 4 rapids will interest you more. They are difficult and can challenge the best of the rafters any day. the added advantage of rafting in River Rangit is the scenic beauty that you can enjoy while going up and down on your raft.

You can also check out our full guide on the top spots to visit in Sikkim on your holiday. 

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Best Time For Rafting In Sikkim

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For a great experience of rafting in Sikkim, you need to make sure that you pick the season when the rivers offer the right kind of speed and waves. March to May is the period of time when the rapids of River Rangit and River Teesta become ideal for white water rafting.

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How To Reach Sikkim

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The Indian state of Sikkim has a rather well-established transportation facility. It can be reached easily from the nearby cities.

Air- Sikkim is located 124 km away from the Bagdogra Airport. The airport is connected to all the major cities in India as there are regular flights available to and from Bagdogra Airport.

Train- The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is less than 200 km from Sikkim. You can get a bus or car from the station to Sikkim easily.

Road- If you are visiting Sikkim from a nearby state or city then you can easily travel by road. Apart from the frequent buses, hired cars can take you there too.

You can also explore our detailed guide on the best tourist places in Cherrapunji for an amazing holiday. 

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Things To Carry

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If you are rafting in Sikkim with an organizer then they will provide you with the raft, the oars, the helmet, the safety jacket, and the other necessary gears. However, there are still things that you must carry with yourself. Here is a list that will be helpful:

  • Bathing suite or quick-dry clothing

  • Synthetic shirts so you stay warm

  • Shoes that have a nice grip. Rafting boots will be best.

  • Bring a quality sunglass to protect your eyes

  • Sunscreen

  • Plenty of water

  • Fast aid box

  • Change of clothes.

  • Bag to carry wet cloths.

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Safety Measures in Rafting

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If you want to enjoy rafting in Sikkim without risking your life then you must make sure of taking the right safety measures. Here are some suggestions:

  • Only go rafting with a professional rafting service.

  • At no point must you take your life jacket off.

  • The right clothing is very important as you will get wet continuously.

  • The ore or the paddle is your best friend during rafting. Hold it firmly.

  • Learn how to stay afloat on the turbulent water.

  • Listen to your trainers carefully. Learn the commands and techniques by heart.

  • Do not panic under any situation.

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Things to Keep in Mind before Rafting in Sikkim

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When rafting in Sikkim, you must always make sure that you learn the proper ways of the sport. That way you can enjoy it more and be safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Always consult with your doctor before going on a rafting trip. You must be fit enough to raft.

  • Select the right rafting service. You will need a trained rafter with you at all times and only a trusted rafting organizer can provide that.

  • It’s not an absolute necessity to know swimming for Sikkim White river rafting but if you do then that’s an added advantage.

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20 November 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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26 January 2021
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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
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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
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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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  1. What is the best time to indulge in river rafting in Sikkim?

    The best time to indulge in river rafting in Sikkim is in the spring season. This includes the months of March, April, and May. The weather is fairly pleasant, and the waves remain considerably calm. This is especially helpful for beginners. Heavy rainfall sometimes causes the closure of such activities.
  2. What is the cost of river rafting in Sikkim?

    The cost of river rafting in Sikkim is from rupees 700 Rs to 3600 Rs. The cost of the rafting varies according to the duration, location, and grade of the rapids.
    lIke if you are opting for Teesta River Rafting for 5 Km can cost you around Rs 700 but for a length of 7km it will be around Rs1100.
  3. Is there any age restriction for river rafting in Sikkim?

    Yes, there are certain age restrictions for river rafting in Sikkim. However, it depends on the adventure activity organizer that you have chosen. Very small kids below the age of 5 and elderly above the age of 65 are generally not allowed to take part in this adventurous activity.
  4. Is it required to carry the medication during the river rafting trip from our side?

    It is not required to carry the medication during the river rafting trip from your side. But for emergency purposes, having a medical kit containing inhalers, band-aids, etc. nearby is essential.
  5. Is river rafting in Sikkim dangerous?

    River rafting, in general, is expected to be dangerous. A wide range of safety measures is maintained by all the organizers in Sikkim. But, sometimes, you can face uncontrollable, wild waves.

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