Sikkim, the small but beautiful kingdom is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Sikkim is termed as the Switzerland of the east, a heavenly paradise on earth. It covers an area of 2818 square miles 7325 square kilometers. It is rectangular in shape with seventy miles in the north to south and forty east to west.

Sikkim the land of peace and tranquility is an ideal destination for trekking. People living in hustle and bustle of city life, people with financial or mental stress can rejuvenate themselves while trekking. Higher in the mountain, silence prevail but with sound of bird chirp. Night sky is clear with constellation at a full glow. Silent ambience takes away all the grief.

Sikkim boasts of rich biodiversity and high mountain ranges. Mt. Khangchendzonga (8586 meters) the third highest peak in the world, and the guardian deity of Sikkimese people, lies along it western ramparts.

Variation in altitude ranging from 200 to 8586 meters (height of Khangchendzonga), provides an opportunity to visitors to experience crossing over from sub-tropical to temperate zones, followed by alpine and high-altitude areas in a short span of time.

Trekking in Sikkim has its own charm. Trails run though rich biodiversity and rich cultural life of Sikkimese people.

Climate

Summer: Max. 20.7 C/Min. 13.1 C

Winter Max: 14.9 C/Min. 7.7 C

Best Season Mid February: – late May / October – December

 

Most of the mountain areas in Sikkim have a fragile ecosystem. This demands any trekkers to obtain special permit to trek. Trekking in Sikkim is conducted in an organized manner. Individuals cannot trek on their own.

There are various trekking tours available which covers:

§  Kanchanjunga Trekking

§  Sikkim Dzongri Trek

§  Sikkim Singalila Trek

§  North Sikkim High Altitude

§  Sikkim Khanchendzonga

§  Darjeeling Singlila Trek

§  Darjeeling Sandakphu

§  Kanchanjunga Gochela

§  Tholung Valley Nature

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

Mountain Biking is another adventure that has been recently introduced in Sikkim. Most of the roads in Sikkim are negotiable by mountain bikes. 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.

  

Tour plan:

 

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra , drive to Darjeeling 
Day 02: Darjeeling sightseeing 
Day 03: Darjeeling to Jorethang 
Day 04: Jorethang to Geyzing (Bike) 42 kms 
Day 05: Geyzing to Pelling (Bike) 10 kms 
Day 06: Pelling to Khechopalri Lake (Bike) 24 kms 
Day 07: Khechopalri Lake to Yuksom (Bike) 30 kms 
Day 08: Yuksom to Rabongla via Tashiding (Bike) 58 kms 
Day 09: Rabongla via Makha to Dikchu (Bike) 44 kms
Day 10: Dikchu to Mangan (Bike) 
Day 11: Mangan to Lachung (Bike) 51kms 
Day 12: Lachung to Yumthang and back to Lachung (Bike) 24 kms
Day 13: Lachung to Chungthang (Bike) 21 kms 
Day 14: Chunthang to Podong (Bike) 56 kms 
Day 15: Podong to Gangtok (Bike) 40 kms 
Day 16: Gangtok to Rumtek (Bike) 24 kms 
Day 17: Rumtek to Bagdogra (Drive)

 

MOUNTAINEERING:

The Sikkim Himalayas, the epitome of the world’s mountains, encompass a wonderland, which for sheer beauty and magnificence remains unbeaten elsewhere in the globe. In the southwestern part of Sikkim, in the main Himalayan range, lies the majestic Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga, rising to a staggering height of 8,585 m (28,169 ft) above sea level. Beside this third largest peaks, other famous mountaineering peaks in Sikkim include- Kabru, Kirat Chulior Tent Peak (7,365 m) and Sinolchu (6,887 m). Mountaineering expeditions, unlike trekking, require more planning and paperwork as clearance is required from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi. Besides these the local governments also impose royalties on certain peaks

RIVER RAFTING:

White water rafting is a later entrant of adventure sport in Sikkim.Only the Teesta and Rangit rivers offer long stretches which are ideal for safe rafting. Teesta has been graded on the International scale at Grade 4. The icy cold waters of the rugged Teesta have a series of rapids with varying intensity and character. It offers one of the finest rafting stretches in the world. Rangit, a tributary of the Teesta, has more turbulent waters and offers a challenge to more experienced rafters.

On both the rivers, the riverbanks have deep forests, with some patches of terraced cultivation, and small villages. Plenty of white sandy beaches exist, offering good campsites. Rapids of classification 2 to 4 are interspersed with placid floats, making rafting an enjoyable experience. Facilities for overnight River beach camping is available. Beginners as well as experienced adventurers can seek the assistance of the Department of Tourism and travel agents for arranging river rafting trips.

YAK SAFARI:

Yak Safari is an unforgettable and unique experience organized in different areas of Sikkim. Popular trails are Dzongri area and Tsomgo lake. You will get to ride the yak in Tsomgo lake and in various trekking points like Dzongri in West Sikkim onwards

About Yak: Yaks are bovine mammal. It is ox like in build, withshort, thick legs, humped shoulders, large up curved horns, and a thick coat that hangs down to the ankles. Wild yaks were formerly found from Kashmir to West China, but were so extensively hunted for meat and hides that they now survive only in isolated highlands at elevations above 14,000 ft (4,300 m). They live in herds numbering from 10 to 100 animals, mostly females and young led by a few old bulls; males are mostly solitary.

Yaks have been domesticated for centuries, and the domestic form has been introduced into other parts of central Asia. The wild yak may attain a shoulder height of 65 in. (165 cm) and have horns 3 ft (90 cm) long; its coat is dark brown. The domesticated yak is smaller, with short horns; its coat, which may be long enough to reach the ground, may be black, brown, reddish, piebald, or albino. Yaks can live on vegetation so sparse that it cannot support other domesticated animals. The domestic yak is a source of milk, butter, meat, hair (for cloth), and leather and is also much used as a beast of burden.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in: Adventure Travel, India
 

Comments

29 Responses to “Sikkim : Trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering, river rafting, yak safari and much more..”
  1. In addition if you have acne eczema or even psoriasis topical niacinamide can be of benefit. accutane 95139 prozac 649 prednisone =-OOO diflucan >:-DD valium uplh

  2. flurdoing says:

    Lie on the floor and using your body you can get a good workout and in the process learn how to loose weight in stomach. accutane lhw levitra 38104 ativan uffxn cialis 8372 carisoprodol gtctx doxycycline 79802

  3. Fuga says:

    Most of these calculators are not complicated to use and are a great resource when you have many quotes to compare. nexium 8-] amoxicillin 475439 prozac bibo prednisone 1629 xanax >:-((( meridia 815087

  4. vonny-thm says:

    Vitamin B-9 occurs naturally in dark leafy greens such as spinach and lettuce and in legumes melons bananas broccoli and orange juice. life quotes 170 homeowners insurance 529

  5. Abdale says:

    What about any side effects? Could these treatments do any damage after all we are aiming these lasers into our brains? rent a car 681150

  6. xanax 5075 tramadol =O valium 920

  7. Though the sales have grown steadily the competitors to Viagra namely Cialis and Levitra are giving tough competition. order levitra %( buy ambien 0684 order tramadol =-[[[

  8. Buhric says:

    eat after viagra =OOO lipitor alert qmflb viagra about >:(( amoxicillin viagra viagra 44362

  9. Standaard says:

    ultram next day %-)) purchase meridia with mastercard uddagq citalopram alcohol effects >:))) over the counter analgesics with tramadol wdf

  10. Trogmyer says:

    citalopram blushing pqzw wellbutrin no prescription online pharmacy ijy phentermine for sale in usa 8990 levaquin online fedex :-OO 4d atorvastatin trial emjrck

  11. where to buy evista 17050 paxil sideaffects =( prozac migraine headaches qndvq get cheap cialis lowest prices 57780 best prozac discontinuation program 66164

  12. Standaard says:

    pregabalin gabapentin :-] iovate hoodia sure rapid gels review 0365 xenical steroids 836516 phentermine adipex phentermine 815 antidepressent drug amitriptyline 0270

  13. veronika says:

    prednisone 7845 soma :))) viagra bad levitra 😎 viagra =D

  14. ISmokeDope says:

    how long until valtrex starts working :-O clomiphene citrate citalopram reaction hgz inocor when ghwx indahexal isnt working =DDD

  15. SPIDERFAIRY says:

    estradiol progesterone and testosterone vaiaz ibuprofen paracetamol together hoxbu faslodex 5mg kvtui nicodicodine 15 627 get guanoxan prescription %]]]

  16. neurontin migrianes :(( nasalcrom and money order cejv non-prescription elocon 736 coupons for paxil cr priscription 188539 birth defect soma zpglrf

  17. zoloft and teens 33720 sale of imitrex online discount 0353 xanax system >:]] testim and jueeog racemoramide discussion %-OOO

  18. doomeastvan says:

    moexipril overnight delivery 114 ecstasy and fenoterol krrvl citalopram and drinking alcohol 759 buying sodium apolate on line utcz

  19. search cicletanine kcv cancer iron nexium 51957 doxycycline online consult 8OO liver problems and levobunolol %) cipro for staph infection 206207

  20. Xhizors says:

    malaysia glucophage 🙁 buy sectral with a 393 canadian amodiaquine online pbixou buy thermazene 32 whu where to buy viagra a qkdb

  21. arialnormal says:

    prescription valtrex %-[[ triamcinolone furetonide denmark zzjxa altace stop taking 658205 buy ludiomil on ojch 100mg sildenafil %]]]

  22. Elkcoc says:

    outdated amoxicillin =-DDD 30mg levitra csps ibuprofen red rash skin 8-)) heartworm and viagra >:-] lisinopril mg tab mylan iausow

  23. NenaPdorra says:

    is ionamin in aspertame 4355 buy tadalafil mail orders online 3778 250mg amoxicillin children gwnrwl zyban quit cvjyir sibutramine hyrochloride 425

  24. dadadumdums says:

    employment urine tests ambien >:[ citalopram and clonozepam 81101 10mg ambien =( buy dorlixizumab and :PP

  25. online metopirone buy 4801 best place to buy ethylestrenol online snsg citalopram half life uamibb viagra in the water 69887 levoxyl get 8]]

  26. tramadol best =[ ciprofloxacm what dose it treat dssi tetramethrin shipped worldwide 😎 paxil nipple enlargement 357615 recreational lithostat use cxqkwo

 

Speak Your Mind

*

Photos

 
Swayam Infotech