A tiny little state nestled amidst beautiful mountain peaks, passes, turbulent rivers and valleys is Sikkim, for you! There are numerous things to do in Sikkim, starting from trekking to river rafting. The torrential currents of Teesta and its tributary Rangit make river rafting in Sikkim a delight for adventure junkies.
If you are an amateur, River Teesta is great for safe rafting. Teesta is graded 4 on the International scale. The rugged Teesta has many rapids with varied intensity. The icy cold waters of Teesta offers one of the finest rafting stretches in the world.
Route: Makha – Sirwani – Bardang – Rongpo
Experienced rafters can opt for River Rangit as it has more fiercely flowing water that presents a challenging rafting experience. According to your preference, you can choose the short, medium or long route, that lasts for 1 hour to 5 hours.
Route: Sikip – Jorethang – Majitar – Melli
What remains common while rafting in these rivers of Sikkim are the beautiful patches of paddy fields, colorful forests, quaint villages and white sandy beaches with camps on the riverbanks.
Best time: May to November
There are numerous rafting organizers who you can approach for safe river rafting in Sikkim. You can get your own rafting equipment or hire it. Some of the requisites for rafting include: Wet suits, sweaters, booties, gloves and scull cap.
You will be provided with helmet and life jackets so you have to worry about absolutely nothing.
Plan your tickets to Sikkim right away and have a memorable summer vacation with your family or friends. Do not forget to include river rafting in your Sikkim itinerary.