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Adventures in Sikkim


Sikkim, cradled amidst snow clad mountain peaks is one of the most ideal destinations for the trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. In the southwestern part of Sikkim, in the main Himalayan range, lies the majestic Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga, standing tall with a height of 8,585 m (28,169 ft) above sea level. In addition to Kanchenjunga, there are several other mountain peaks which offer some good mountaineering opportunities.

Major Mountaineering Peaks in Sikkim

Kanchenjunga, Kabru, Kirat Chulior Tent Peak (7,365 m) and Sinolchu (6,887 m).

River Rafting in Sikkim

White water rafting is one of the latest adventure sport in Sikkim, only the Teesta and Rangit rivers offer long stretches which are ideal for safe rafting. Teesta is graded 4 on the International scale. The icy cold waters of the rugged Teesta have a series of rapids with varying intensity and character. It offers one of the finest rafting stretches in the world. Rangit, a tributary of the Teesta, has more turbulent waters and offers many challenges to more experienced rafters.

Major River Rafting Routes in Sikkim

Makha Sirwani Bardang Rongpo ( Teesta), Sikip - Jorethang Majitar Melli ( Rangit).

Other Water Activities

Kayaking: Kayaking is undertaken on the River Teesta and is arranged for special groups.



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