The thrill that Sikkim offers is beyond comparison; marked with 28 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 for adventure. Not to forget, Sikkim is also home to the third tallest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga, also called Khangchendzonga that measure 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 for those who relish an added pinch of thrill.
Sikkim is also an adventure abode brimming with exotic trekking trails; some being short and mesmerizing, and some just worth all the efforts. Passing through rustic hamlets, lesser known places and spots with breathtaking views; the trekking trails here are too good to be resisted by any nature or adventure lover. 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. Another adventure activity in Sikkim that is actually addictive is rafting and the venues for this heart racing and blood pumping are the Teesta and Rangit rivers with their Grade II to IV rapids on offer.
A new adventure is conceived by Sikkim in the winter season which begins from the month of October right after the Hindu religious festival of Durga Puja. Slowly as the snowfall season start to set in, the sharp gradients of mountains in Sikkim convert to stopovers for skiing. 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.
Adventure in Sikkim is limitless, in fact it is a fresh way to observe and explore the beauty of this surreal Northeastern State. So, when you coming to a verge to concluding there isn’t any challenge left for you to face in Sikkim, an adventure avant-garde is likely to pop up forth you. Amongst such surprises is included Mountain Biking, an Eco-friendly sport which is perhaps the best way to explore the state. Other not to miss adventure activities in Sikkim is Paragliding/Hang Gliding; offering a bird's eye view of the villages, rivers, temples and forests, this aerial sport can certainly leave one wanting for more.