WELCOME TO SIKKIM
... the Land of Mystical Splendor !
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
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 .
KAYAKING: Kayaking is undertaken on the River Teesta and is
arranged for special groups. Some experience in kayaking is
required. Kayaks are available with Sikkim Tourism.