Want to Add Adventures in Your Sikkim Tour? Try These 8 Activities, Absolutely Daring

Sikkim is a state in India that never fails to woo you. It doesn’t matter how many tours in Sikkim you have made, it shows always something stunning and new to the travel mongers. And the ‘variety in various things’ cannot be explained in words. Whether it is food or dress, or the landscapes, or it may be activities for tourists –Sikkim can offer different options to you on everything. You will find yourself confused about what to attend first and how to attend all these things in your limited period of holidays in Sikkim.

If you seek for daring sports, if you feel the rush and like to go out and get sweaty doing different heart-throbbing kind of things rather than just enjoying a leisure tour, Sikkim is a perfect destination for your travel schedule. You are going to experience such exciting adventurous sports in Sikkim which undoubtedly need much physical strength, presence of mind and brave heart to do. To attend these daring activities in Sikkim, you should be very fit and healthy too for joining these sports. Among all the tourist activities of Sikkim, these eight are actually tops the level of thrill and excitement.

  1. Mountaineering


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Sikkim is surrounded by the mighty mountain peaks of higher Himalayan range like Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Siniolchu, Mt Kabru, Mt Pandim, Mt Rathong etc, ranging from 21000 ft to over 27000 ft. Located in the lap of Himalayas, Sikkim doesn’t only offer excellent view of the mountains, but also provides great opportunity to fulfil the dream of climbing the gigantic mountains.

  1. Mountain Biking

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Are you quite fond of cycling? Do you like to take your cycle or bike off-road sometimes? You definitely have to try mountain biking in Sikkim. The steep hills, uneven lands, river-side roads, remote villages and unknown sites are amazing to explore the hidden beauty of Sikkim in a cycle-ride.

  1. Trekking


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There is no travel monger who doesn’t like to go trekking. Adventurous people throughout the world are mostly haunted by trekking, whether it is a trek to a mountain peak, a hill or a dense jungle. The sports-world call it as ‘backpacking’, as trekkers carry a backpack stuffed with all needed things. There are few locations in Northeast India like Sikkim which has such an elevated land that is beyond perfect and favourite to trekkers.

  1. Hiking


Hiking is one kind of trekking but as an easier level. It is like a long walk amongst jungles, hills, valleys etc, enjoying the universal beauty. It consumes less time and physical effort than trekking, but still can present excellent experience for you. Forest hiking in Sikkim is very popular among travellers.

  1. River Rafting

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Riding a raft in the white water of Teesta or Rangit rivers can be an ultimate excitement of your life. Raft is a lightweight water-ride that carries low centre of mass. It is very stable and inflatable, easy to navigate in the water. But make sure you know all the rules of river rafting or have an expert rider in your group.

  1. Kayaking and Canoeing

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These sports are not done in a group; you can do it either solo or in a team of two. Kayaking and canoeing in Sikkim are popular because the raging water of rivers create perfect opportunity of danger and thrill. But if you want it to be less risky, you can choose where waters are little bit placid.

Remember, there is a basic difference between a kayak and a canoe, while kayak-paddle has blade in both ends and the rider sits on low sit extended in front, canoe-paddle is bladed in one side and the rider sits in raised seat or at the bottom of the boat. Both look almost similar and far different than raft, of course. Watch the basic difference of these three water-rides in the sketch below.


  1. Paragliding


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Hang gliding and paragliding are very popular flight sports in Sikkim now-a-days. The flat lands in top of the hills serves excellently as launching point and the wide fields and valleys are suitable for landing. If you are about to enjoy a flying experience over the valleys, the hills and water bodies, flying high in the air like a bird, you should have proper knowledge regarding the techniques. Or you can enjoy a tandem flight in Sikkim, where an expert rider will ride the glider with you.

These 12 Stunning Photographs of Bhutan will Leave Your Jaws Dropped

The magical and divine land of Bhutan owns a touch of spiritualism in all the natural elements and entities. Whether it’s the rivers or the fields or the mighty mountains, or the beautiful piece of architecture, the dzongs –you pick up anything and you are going to get an excellent snapshot out of those picturesque landscapes of Bhutan. Famous and expert photographers from the whole world visit Bhutan in the search of some exotic images of different types like portrait, landscapes etc. Why don’t you plan to attend a photography tour to Bhutan for your next holiday? Why not bring some memorable experiences captured in the camera? Because once you decide to have such a trip in Bhutan, the eighth happiest country of the world will not let you down to execute your talent and passion for photography around the entire land of serenity.

The only thing that will leave you in concern is the matter that where to start from and which scenarios are to be clicked in the short period of your travel to Bhutan. Because in spite of being a small landlocked country in South Asia, Bhutan trip offers dozens of magnificent sites that will make you have some excellent shots. So it is very hard to select some locations among this large amount of options throughout the country.

But there are several reliable and renowned tour operators of Bhutan who can arrange exclusive tour packages for you so that maximum sites can be covered in your limited travel duration. These travel agents for Bhutan tour offer such package in reasonable prices too. Now, you must be thinking about which places will be worthy enough to visit first to gather awesome experiences. Well, these snapshots of wonder-lusting well-known photographers like Adam Monk, Peter Carrey, Arindam Banerjee etc are about to help you on this matter.

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When you reach Bhutan by flight, the first city you get to introduced to is Paro, covered by low and high hills of Himalayan region. Climb to a nearby hilltop and this is how the city is going to be looked at.


"Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro, Paro District,

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The city of Paro holds an exotic scenario of the Taktsang Dzong, perched on a cliff over the valley. Nothing to be explained about the scenario, this picture explains completely.



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Hike in the jungles of the dragon land. Just like an eastern concept of a dragon, the jungle plays with variety of colours. Such bliss for the eyes!



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Whether you believe in the existence of God or not, after visiting such beautiful wide valley, in the backdrop of green jungles and hills, where the mountains peep from behind the hills to keep a watch on the humans –you feel like God exists in mightiest to tiniest things of the universe.



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Sit calm and capture the scene of the white chroten with golden tip in the backdrop of green hill under the blue sky. Most of the locations of Bhutan exhibit such deep multi-hued scenarios.


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Make sure you can get to a higher place so that you can watch the town of Thimphu in the time of dusk. When the sun is about to set and its mesmerising ray is falling upon the fields and all the lights of the town are lit, you cannot help yourself but be amazed to see it.


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The raging white water of the rivers in Bhutan must not be missed. Whenever you are meeting or crossing over a wild rippling river, do not forget to take a snapshot.


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Worth a shot. Undoubtedly a much awaited moment for a passionate photographer. As if the God is bestowing blessings upon the Trongsa Dzong in the form the sun-ray.


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Heading towards the stunning site of Chele La Pass while travelling in Bhutan? Keep your camera ready for sudden scenarios that you are going to meet on the way to the pass like this wavy countryside agricultural field.


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Looks like a silver ribbon is spread through the green canvas. It’s the serene valley of Mongar in the east of Bhutan and the serpentine river adds more beauty to it.


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The dzong in Punakha valley looks like this at night. The golden light reflects in the white walls and red rooftops and enhances the majestic appearance. Doesn’t the river water look like a glass floor?


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These prayer flags of different colours are usually found in chain like formation in the religious spots. In the background of clear blue sky, these flags are worthy to be captured in your camera.