RAFTING IN TEESTA
THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR VACATIONERS IN QUEST OF ENCHANTMENT, TRANQUILLITY OR ADVENTURE. A JEWEL EMBEDDED IN SNOW CLAD MOUNTAINS, SIKKIM IS A PRIMEVAL LAND THAT IS UNLIKE ANYWHERE ELSE . WHERE ONE DREAMY DAY BLENDS INTO THE NEXT. A LAND SO RICH IN CULTURE, TRADITION AND STEEPED IN RELIGION .
WANDER UP LUSH GREEN MOUNTAIN TRAILS, IN THE VERY FOOTSTEPS OF THOSE EARLY
TRAVELLERS . MARVEL AT THE STUPAS, MONASTERIES AND TEMPLES. ACQUAINT YOURSELF
WITH A CULTURE THAT IS AT ONCE BIZARRE AND FASCINATING. WITH ITS ENDLESS
INTRIGUING RITUALS AND FESTIVALS AND FESTIVITIES. SIKKIM OFFERS YOU A HOLIDAY
THAT IS MORE THAN A DREAM - A VOYAGE OF ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY.
THE MAIN AND ENTHUSIASTIC ATTRACTIONS OF SIKKIM ARE:
The Kabru was first climbed in 1935 by a British C. R. Cooke. The Pyramid Peak was first conquered in 1949 by a Swiss R. Dittert. A British A. M. Kallas, climbed the Paunhri in 1911. The summit of Siniolchu was first reached by a German in 1936. It was later again climbed by the famous Sikkimese Everester Sonam Gyatso. Pandim was climbed in 1993 by a team from the Sonam Gyatso Mountaineering Institute. Rathong was conquered by an Indian expedition in 1964.
The following iteneraries
have been drawn up with Yuksum as base. You can also draw up your own detailed
trek itenerary with the help of Sikkim Tourism, adventure division, Gangtok or
any recognized travel agent in Sikkim . Trekkers hut along trek routes are at
Pemayangtse, Khechopalri, Yuksum, Tsokha, Dzongri, Thangshing, Zemathang,
Chaurigang, Tashiding, Varsey, Yangang, Rabongla, Sang & Sikip.
Mid March - mid June / Oct -
Yuksum - Bakhim - Tsokha - Dzongri - Thanghing / Bikbari - Zemathang / Chaurigang - Goecha la / Rathong glacier and back .
CORONATION TREK OCT - DEC
Rumtek - Sang - Yangang - Rabongla - Tashiding - Yuksum .
River rafting enthusiasts
have two rivers the Teesta and Rangit gushing through paradisic country. The
Teesta experience takes you rafting from Makha down to Sirwani and Sirwani to
Rangpo. The Rangit expedition is from Sikip to Nayabazar to Melli. Beginners
as well as experienced adventurers can seek the assistance of the Department
of Tourism and travel agents for arranging river rafting trips .
Makha - Sirwani - Bardang - Rongpo
Sikip - Jorethang - Majitar - Melli
Kayaking is undertaken on the Teesta and is arranged for special groups. Some experience in kayaking is required. Kayaks are available with Sikkim Tourism.
Mountain Biking is another adventure that has been recently introduced in Sikkim. Most of the roads in Sikkim are negotiable by mountainbikes. This sport is definitely poised to become popular in Sikkim in the near future. This sport is being promoted in most parts of North Sikkim & West Sikkim . For further details please contact Sikkim Tourism .
The department is shortly
introducing hang gliding in North Sikkim and Jorethang in West Sikkim. for
further details please contact Sikkim Tourism.
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DATA SOURCE : Govt. of Sikkim