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 spectacular scene along the river courses through the gorges and valleys make the rafting adventure a memorable experience River Teesta originates from Tso Lhamo lake in North Sikkim at an altitude of over 5,330 meters, while Rangit originates from a glacier of Mount Kabru in the lower Kanchenjunga region. Both finally meet at a place called Teesta also this point is known as Triveni. The exact exciting place for rafting is on river Teesta is Melli. River rafting in Melli, Sikkim imparts an exceptional experience to adventure lovers where wild waves inspire them to push hard and come out as winners, with a delicious feeling of having conquered the heaving waters and having tasted adventure at its best.
Teesta River with its luxuriant surroundings is the best choice for River rafting in Kalimpong.
As you raft down Teesta, the mesmerizing view of the dense forests along the slope of the mountains, the vegetation, the many different birds, fishes on the water, combined with the amusement of rafting through the torrents and foaming waters furnish you an unforgettable experience.
The River Teesta is ideal for both paddle rafting and oar rafting and brings fresh excitement for adventure lover. The swift waters of Sikkim simply sparkle and beckon. This churning, frothing water is the most fascinating idea for white water rafting. Get struggled with elemental forces, a thrilling adventure which takes you into the heart of Himalayan fury. The major river rafting route in Sikkim are Makha – Sirwani – Bardang – Rongpo located on the Teesta River and Sikip – Jorethang – Majitar – Melli located on the Rangit River a tributary of Teesta River.
Beginners as well as experienced adventurers can seek the assistance of the Department of Tourism and travel agents for arranging river rafting trips. Prices are negotiable and they provide food, equipment’s, life jacket, helmets, an expert guide and accommodation Even a first timer can do river rafting without any difficulty as it offers training before rafting. Due to series of rapids and varying intensity of flow, most part of Teesta where rafting is done has been graded in a scale of 2 to 4. Grade 2 would have smaller roller coaster rapids but easy to negotiate, Grade 3 requires trained guide and some technical ability, Grade 4 have some serious and large rapids and should be attempted only by seasoned rafters.
Many tourists combine rafting with camping. The valley and the landscape around the rivers create an amazing scene. At Teesta, there are provisions and courses for both swimmers and non-swimmers. For non-swimmers, the route will be simple and easy without many rapids involved and for swimmers the routes are more adventurous with high grade rapids providing quite a thrill. And later as you rest, all passions spend you will want to relive the experience over and over again.