Little Sikkim promises major Adventure Holidays
For some reason, North Eastern India is largely a virgin territory when it
comes to being explored. Most times, this reason makes this destination a
preferred spot for adventure travel in India. North East comprises different
states but there is one that may be small in area but large in the number of
surprises it has to offer. Popular as the kingdom of flowers, Sikkim is
blessed with nature’s bounty in terms of flora and fauna. Many adventure
tours in India are organized in Sikkim for the sheer variety of activities the
region has to offer. You can choose your choice of adventure experiences
from treks in snow capped mountains and green jungles to natural caves
and a lot more in this land of scenic surprises.
If adventure holidays are what you are planning for in your next vacation;
then Sikkim is one region you should be giving top priority to. Here are
priority destinations in this land that should not be missed.
The untamed rivers of Sikkim offer abundant scope for adventure
travel in India. Kayaking is an important sport for the adventure
enthusiasts since Sikkim is the only state in the North Eastern
provinces that offers the best Kayaking experiences. Kayaking
experts head to the Rivers Teesta and Rangit here to tread their
untamed waters. The many serpentine trails are enclosed by thick
forests and hence the sights guarantee to leave you in awe. River
Rangit is a lot more violent and hence only the experienced can kayak
in its waters.
2.Sandakfu and Nathu la Pass Trek
One of the most popular treks on the highest peak, Sandakfu is
located in Sikkim-West Bengal border. The Sandakfu peak is at least
11,000 km above sea level and offers great sights to the Kanchenjunga
that is one of the highest peaks in the world. This trek is a popular
activity in this region and also features in the priority list of
adventure tours to the North East. The Nathu la Pass connects
Sikkim with China but this trek can only be done on specified days of
To the north of Sikkim is the Yumthang Valley, located at 14,000 feet
above sea level. Rhododendron, the state flower of Sikkim is at its full
bloom lining the valley in the summer months. But in winter,
Yumthang Valley offers abundant opportunities for skiing
enthusiasts who come to Sikkim as a part of their adventure holidays.
If you travel to Sikkim as a part of adventure travel in India, you
should not miss out on river rafting. The best time to raft is March-
May and October-December.
The land is not just the kingdom of flowers but also of monasteries.
Tastefully architected and well maintained monasteries are abodes of
divinity and peace. There are a number of them in Sikkim but the most
popular ones include the Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery,
Sangacheling Monastery, Karthok Monastery, Ralang, Rumtek, Phodong
and Phensang amidst others. Although visit to the monasteries are not a
part of adventure tours to Sikkim; it is an activity that must not be missed
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