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Things to Do in Sikkim

Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
Tourism In S Ikkim

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Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec

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5 - 6 Days

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Rs. 7,999

Nature Sightseeing Adventure

Things to Do in Sikkim

Enjoy a peaceful retreat in the lap of Mother Nature at the beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim in North east India. The fresh air, snow clad mountain peaks and forested valleys make this state a perfect holiday escapade. Trek through the cherry red Rhododendron and beautiful silver fir trees, go river rafting, enjoy cable car rides and try bird watching and much more. There are plenty of more such fun and adventurous things to do in Sikkim that you must try.

Trekking is one of the best things to do in Sikkim due to the peaceful and scenic natural environs all around. One of the best treks to try is the Goecha La Trek which tests your strength and skill and takes you to high altitudes and past gorgeous mountain peaks and beautiful lakes. You will start from Yuksom and end at Lamuney and en route you will get to view the Tshoka Rhododendron forests, the green forest of Sachen, the Kanchenjunga mountain peaks and the sparkling Samiti Lake.

One of the other fun things to do in Sikkim is to go river rafting on the great rapids of Teesta. This is the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush as you will get to meander your way through mighty rapids that range from grades 2 to 4.  This river rafting experience also provides picturesque views of the riverbank that is filled with green paddy fields, small villages and white sandy beaches.

One of the top 10 things to do in Sikkim is to enjoy a yak ride to explore popular routes like Tsomgo Lake and the Dzongri region. Enjoy the scenic views while riding on these gentle beasts that are decorated with woolen knitwear and bells around the necks. You can try yak riding from March to May and from September to December as the weather is ideal during this time.

Besides this, another fun way to enjoy adventure in Sikkim is to go mountain biking through the rocky terrains and snow covered mountain peaks. Bike through the thrilling trails which generally start from Gangtok, Yumthang or Rumtek. Savor the majestic beauty of the hills, understand the Sikkimese culture and take in the beautiful views of the lush surroundings on these bike trails. The best time to go mountain biking is from April till May and mid-September to October. 

Other things to do in Sikkim are paragliding, bird watching, shopping on MG Road, leisure walks, caving in the North Lha-ri-nying phu, cable car rides and much much more! So, plan your trip to Sikkim now and explore the fun sights and sounds, go trekking, enjoy a yak ride, go on a cable car ride, watch flower exhibitions, try mountain biking and explore the beautiful monasteries and enjoy the Sikkimese nightlife in this wonderful destination. The best time to visit these wondrous scenic terrains is during the summer season from March to June. Have a fun-filled and magnificent adventure in this Himalayan kingdom and create some scenic memories. 

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Paragliding in Gangtok

If a traveller wants to experience the feeling of a free bird in the backdrops of Himalayas, what can be really exciting is to take part in paragliding in Gangtok. There are so many tourist operators in Gangtok who facilitate paragliding and make you experience the best. Paragliding is slowly becoming a popular adventure sp...

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Cable Car Ride in Gangtok

Gangtok is the place where you can get memorable adventurous station and worship places. Gangtok is the combination of unforgettable things and worship temple. Cable car ride is one of the greatest attractions in Gangtok and should not be missed. It's a double-cable zig back ropeway which is operational since December 2003....

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Helicopter Rides in Gangtok

We all have had the dream of flying. We have often seen a bird and felt bad for not able to fly like that on this wide spread spectacular sky. Now we have helicopter to explore how it is like to fly on the sky. Helicopter rides are the most exciting thing to do. When on flight, you will be packed in a closed atmosphere but ...

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Mountain Biking in Gangtok

Gangtok is the mountain city that gives anyone a new level of excitement. Mountain Biking Gangtok really excites the travelers as it is a real challenge to ride through the dramatic and rugged terrain of the Sikkim Himalayas. The trail for biking is beautiful and exciting. The lush green hills and dales and the colorful cul...

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River Rafting in Gangtok

From gentle rides through amazing landscape to thundering rapids that only the most experienced rafter navigates. River rafting in Teesta can be most adrenaline pumping adventure ever. The turbulent waters of Rangit with its multidimensional rapids provides the rafters the scopes of practicing their skills and the spectacul...

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Yak Safari in Gangtok

Yak Safari is a very unique and unforgettable experience that are organized in various parts of Sikkim. Tsomgo lake of Gangtok is one of the popular areas that host Yak Safari. Yak Safari in Gangtok is an attractive thing for any traveler to do. The popular trail for Yak safari is from Bagdogra covering Gangtok, Lachen, and...

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When is the off season of Sikkim?

Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.

How many days are ideally required to explore Sikkim?

The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.

What kind of clothing is required for a holiday in Sikkim?

Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.

What are the top dishes that one must try in Sikkim?

Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.

Do tourists need a permit to visit attractions of Sikkim?

Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.