Adventure in Sikkim

Adventure Tourism
Adventure Tourism
Adventure Tourism

About Adventure Tourism in Sikkim

The thrill that Sikkim offers is beyond comparison; marked with 28 major mountain peaks, 80+ glaciers, 227 high-altitude lakes, five major hot springs, 100+ rivers and streams, this Northeastern State has enough challenges to quench the thirst of any adventure lover who loves trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, mountain biking or is willing to try something new and exciting.

Most Popular Adventure Activities in Sikkim

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • River Rafting
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Hand Gliding

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Trekking & Hiking in Sikkim

Trekking & Hiking in Sikkim

Sikkim is an adventure destination brimming with exotic trekking trails; some being short and mesmerizing, and some long but worth all the efforts. Passing through rustic hamlets, lesser-known places and spots with breathtaking views; the treks in Sikkim here are too good to be resisted by any adventure enthusiast.

Amongst the most popular treks in Sikkim are Green Lake trek, Village trek, Monastic trek, Rhododendron trek, Phoktey Dara trek, Singalila Trek, Goechala Trek, and Dzongri Trek.

River Rafting in Sikkim


An adrenaline rushing adventure activity in Sikkim that is actually addictive is river rafting. The best places for this heart racing and blood pumping activity are the Teesta and Rangit rivers with their Grade II to IV rapids on offer.

Mountaineering/Peak Climbing in Sikkim


The state is home to the world’s third tallest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga, also called Khangchendzonga that measures 8568 m in height. In fact, this smallest state of India does house several 5thousanders, like Frey Peak (5830 Meters), Mount Jopuno (5603 Meters), Lama Wangden (5868 Meters) and Brumkhangse (5635 Meters), evidently making it one of the best destinations for mountaineering in India.

Skiing in Sikkim


As the snowfall season begins and the snow starts to deposit on the sharp slopes of the mountains, Sikkim converts into one of the best skiing destinations in India. The winter months between November and March are an ideal time for all the ski lovers to make their way to Sikkim’s Yumthang Valley.

This valley is located 25 km from Lachung in North Sikkim; one more skiing destination in the state to head to for some enthralling experience is Phuni Valley, located about 18 km from Lachung.

Mountain Biking in Sikkim


Adventure in Sikkim is limitless. Amongst such adventure activities is mountain biking, an eco-friendly sport which is perhaps the best way to explore the state.

Sikkim is probably one of the best biking/cycling destinations in India with plenty to explore and enjoy in terms of trails, natural beauty, and challenges.

Paragliding and Hang Gliding in Sikkim


The two not to miss adventure activities in Sikkim are Paragliding and Hang Gliding which offer a bird's eye view of the villages, rivers, temples and forests.

The best destination for hang gliding in Sikkim is Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim and Jorethang in West Sikkim. Paragliding on the other can be best enjoyed near Gangtok.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the best adventurous treks in Sikkim, Himalaya?

Some of the best treks to do in Sikkim are:

  • Goecha La Trek
  • Rhododendron Trek
  • Dzongri Trek
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Varsey Trek
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
  • Kasturi Orar Round Trek
  • Singalila & Goecha La Trek

Q. Which are the best peaks to climb in Sikkim?

The best peaks to climb in Sikkim are:

  • Frey Peak
  • Mt. Tenchenkhang
  • Mt. Jopuno
  • Mt. Lama Wangden
  • Mt. Brumkhangse
  • Mt. Kabru

Q. Is Sikkim safe for adventure activities?

Yes, in Sikkim adventure activities are allowed when booked with an experienced local travel agency which eventually make them quite safe.

Q. Which is the best time for adventure activities in Sikkim?

The summer season (April - mid-June) and winter season (December - February) are considered the best time for adventure activities in Sikkim.

Q. Is monsoon a good time for adventure in Sikkim?

Monsoon is not a preferred time to visit Sikkim as the state receives heavy rainfall that most of the time lead to landslides and road blocks. Therefore, monsoon is not a good time for adventure in Sikkim.