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  • Sikkim rafting is from the conjunction of Yumthang, Donkia-La and Thangu that the Teesta River emerges. It then goes on to flow into Rangpo and created a border between West Bengal and Sikkim, moving onto its final journey at the famous Teesta Bazaar. At Triveni, the river Teesta and Rangit meet, actually it is a small town located on a highway called Melli which is in West Bengal.

    The two rivers, Teesta and Rangit stretch far and wide and hence become the ideal river rafting locations. The rapids formed by the cold waters of the Teesta is apt for river rafting, especially with its untamed characteristics and its great intensity. Rafting In Sikkim along with trekking has become a newly acquired adventure sport for both the rivers, Rangit and Teesta. The rapids of both the rivers are fine at some places for amateurs but are perfect mostly for experienced rafters, which means it can be enjoyed by everyone.

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  • 01Teesta 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 top most 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 sides of the river, and terraced fields that dot the scenario around, who wouldnt enjoy the pleasures of what nature has to offer? Sikkim as we all know is rich in its bio-diversity, 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.

  • 02Rangit River

    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.

    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.

  • Classification of Rapids

  • 03Rapids in Teesta River

  • 04Rapids in Rangit River

  • Other Information About Rafting

  • 05Things To Carry

  • 06Safety Measures in Rafting

  • 07Things to Keep in Mind

  • 08Frequently Asked Questions

Rafting in Sikkim



Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.

The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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