Sikkim with its spectacular mountainous terrain offers opportunities for mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, bird watching etc.
People from all across the world are found visiting Sikkim for adventure tour especially due to the fact that there are trekking routes in this part of Himalayas even at altitude as high as 16000 feet. These high treks pose as a challenge even to the toughest of trekkers. However, Sikkim also has trek routes for the beginners which can easily set the pulse racing.
Sikkim also has the River Teesta which is perfect for river rafting. All those of you who like to splash around in water; this is the best place to be. In Sikkim you can also indulge in yak safari. All these make Sikkim an adventure tourism destination for all kinds of trekkers.
The trekking routes in Sikkim will not only take you through the most beautiful parts of this region where you can see lush green grasslands and deep alpine forests, but will also bring you close to some of the biggest and most beautiful monasteries present in the state.
Mountaineering is another adventure travel activity in Sikkim. The best peak for you to climb will definitely be the famous Mt. Kanchenjunga located in south Sikkim. There are other peaks also in this state that will be as challenging to you as Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Since mountaineering is tough, you need to be well prepared both physically & mentally. Moreover, as the climb in mountaineering is generally much steeper you would also need to carry various gears along with you. The best time for mountaineering in Sikkim is between the months of September to Mid November.
Finally comes river rafting in Sikkim. Teesta and Rangit are the two rivers where you can indulge in exciting and enjoyable rafting. These two rivers are good for beginner as well expert rafters. Since for most part of the year, the water in these rivers remains freezing cold, it is advised that you wear as well as carry protective clothing along with you. You will find several sand spots on the banks of these rivers where you can set up camp sites and enjoy the surrounding landscape.