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35 things to do in Sikkim

01 Goecha La Trek

The Goecha La Trek is one of those Sikkim activities that will stay with you for the rest of your life. The Goecha La Trek is only fairly difficult and takes ten days to accomplish.

The Goecha La Trek is ideal for all trekkers because it is more rewarding than demanding. The vista of Kanchenjunga will greet you in all its majestic majesty when you reach the height of 4940 feet at the end of the climb.

Zuluk, Sikkim is the location.

The cost is $16,250 per person.

The finest months to visit are October and November.

In Gangtok, there are many wonderful tourist attractions, and seeing them is a fantastic journey that will leave you with a treasure trove of priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

02 Rafting in Teesta River

In the state of Sikkim, the Teesta is the most significant river. River Teesta runs across the whole state from Lhamo Lake, where it is formed, and has become Sikkim’s lifeblood. There is lots of rafting opportunities in Teesta, with spectacular rapids strewn along the river’s length.

If you’re interested, all you have to do is locate a reputable rafting service in Sikkim, and they’ll take care of the rest. This is the pinnacle of adventure. Learn more about Sikkim rafting.

The river originates at So Lhamo Lake and goes across the whole state of Sikkim.

The cost is Rs. 900 per person.

The ideal time to visit is between March and May.

If you’re searching for something exciting to do in Sikkim, the Kanchenjunga base camp hike is the way to go. This rewarding and demanding walk is 90 kilometres long and takes around ten days to complete.

Starting in Yuksom, you will hike up to Bakkhim while taking in the spectacular views of the Himalayan range that will accompany you throughout your adventure. The Kanchenjunga base camp journey is difficult, but it is one that should be on every trekker’s bucket list.

At 5200 metres in the Himalayan range.

The cost is $14,700 per person.

Mid-September to mid-October, and mid-March to mid-June.

04 Paragliding in Gangtok

In recent years, Sikkim has become a hotspot for adventure sports. The state of Sikkim is ideal for paragliding because to its high altitude and lovely landscapes. As a result, the capital city of Sikkim draws a large number of paragliding visitors.

You may get a paragliding service in Pangthang, Bojoghari hamlet, or Tashi View Point. You may hire the essential equipment from them and glide over Sikkim’s lush woods and untamed rivers.

Location: Pangthang, Bojoghari Village, and Tashi View Point are all located in Pangthang.

Fees: 4,000 rupees per person

Best time: May through October is the time to enjoy best there.

05 Ropeway in Gangtok

Riding the cable car is one of Sikkim’s most thrilling adventure activities, suitable for people of all ages. If you want to get the most out of the journey, begin at Deorali, the lowest station, and ride all the way to the top. Find a seat near the window so you can take in the vista of the mountains and valley below.

The lowest spot to ride the cable car is Deorali in Gangtok.

Price: Rs. 110 per adult, Rs. 70 each child under the age of six, and free for children under the age of three.

Every day from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

06  – 9 Days Sikkim Darjeeling Bike Trip

Highlights

Ride to the lovely Gurudongmar Lake, which is located at a height of 17800ft.

Ride your Royal Enfield around the Old Silk Route’s hairpin turns on your way to Zuluk.

Trace the famed Nathu La Pass (4310m) in the Indo-China border’s crossroads.

While enjoying a cup of tea in the freezing air, induce a contemplative atmosphere at the Zero Point.

As you twist the throttle, you’ll pass through a series of quaint and breathtakingly beautiful towns.

A Quick Overview of the Destination:

Mt. Kanchenjunga’s dwelling is a heaven on earth, hidden from the rest of the world. Sikkim is a biker’s heaven, with beautiful hill villages, winding roads making their way through hills, clean meadows decorated with rhododendron blossoms, and spectacular views. So, take an exciting bike journey to Sikkim and be enchanted by the splendour of the valley of flowers, the 17,800-foot Gurudongmnar lake, and the tiny hamlets of Lachen. Get on your motorcycles for a high-octane journey across the state’s captivating magnificence.

Quick Facts About a Bike Trip in Sikkim:

Siliguri is the starting and ending point for this journey.

Type of Tour: Group Tour

9 Days & 8 Nights is the length of the trip.

Siliguri – Gangtok – Lachen – Gurudongmar – Lachung – Yumthnag Valley – Zuluk – Padamnchen – Darjeeling Route: Siliguri – Gangtok – Lachen – Gurudongmar – Lachung – Yumthnag Valley – Zuluk – Padamnchen – Darjeeling

Dates of Group Departure:

10th September (Sold Out), 24th September (Fast Filling)

October: 8th (Sold Out), 22nd (Sold Out) (Fast Filling)

November: 5th November 2021, 26th November 2021 (Both Dates Available)

Included are:

Vehicle for service/backup in the event of an emergency

Bikes were chosen based on the variety.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation in hotels and homestays Mechanic back-up

Road captain has a lot of experience

Certificate of Expenditure for All Permits and Tolls

Kit for first aid

Cylinder of oxygen

Helmet

The tour is as follows:

Take a bike ride around the famous portions. Begin with a ride from Siliguri to Gangtok, which will take you through a variety of weather conditions, from humid to frigid.

From Lachung, go to the Zero Point, India’s last outpost of civilisation on the Indo-China border, as well as Yumthang Valley, Sikkim’s exquisite Valley of Flowers.

When you visit Lachen, the Gurudongmar Lake beckons you to immerse yourself in its splendour. Spend some quality time here before returning to your hotel and checking out.

Enjoy a relaxing day in Gangtok while renewing your permits for a visit of Eastern Sikkim. Go shopping for souvenirs in the Local Market on your own.

07 Cycling on Silk Route

If you’re seeking for adventure in Sikkim, a bicycle vacation along the Silk Route is one of the greatest options. The adventure begins at Sillery Gaon. From the NJP railway station, you may drive there.

Professional tour organisers can offer you with the bicycles and other equipment you require. The week-long journey provides some of the greatest views of Sikkim’s Himalayas. You will sleep at designated halts specified by the organiser where you may resupply your food and drink.

East Sikkim, along the old Silk Route.

The cost per person is Rs. 20,730.

It takes 7 days to complete.

08 Trek to Dzongri

The 50-kilometer Dzongri Trek, which begins in Yuksom and ends in Gangtok, Sikkim, is one of the most popular hiking routes in the state. The trail’s topography is one of the reasons why this week-long walk has become so popular. Even the most experienced hikers will find the journey tough.

The Dzongri Trek, which starts above 4200 metres, offers not only excitement but also a vista that makes the effort worthwhile. The magnificent Himalayan vista is just the beginning of what it has to offer. The journey is made even more beautiful by the woodlands and the open sky.

It’s in Gangtok, so it’s easy to find.

March to mid-June and September to November are the best months to visit.

09 Visit Tsomgo Lake

The Tsomgo Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Gangtok, Sikkim’s capital. The lake, also known as Changu Lake, is built up entirely of glacial water. Tsomgo Lake, at an elevation of 12310 feet, may be reached by hiring a car from Gangtok.

The lake is 35 kilometres from the city, so getting there early will make your vacation much more memorable. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and the surrounding lands remain snow-covered during the winter. The scene’s overall splendour is amazing.

Gangtok, Sikkim is the location.

Seasons of the year: summer, autumn, and winter

10 Visit Rumtek Monastery

The Rumtek Monastery is one of the most entertaining things to do in Sikkim since it is a magnificent sight to behold. The monastery is 23 kilometres from Gangtok and is easily accessible by automobile. This is a serious religious and religious studies institution.

The Rumtek Monastery is a significant Buddhist religious and cultural site. Every year, Buddhists and spiritual people from all over the world come to our monastery.

Sikkim draws a large number of honeymooners, so if you’re considering a trip to Sikkim for your honeymoon, here’s a selection of Sikkim honeymoon packages.

Dharma Chakra Centre is the location.

Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge

Imagine leaping from a height of 200 metres and plummeting with the chilly wind on your face and a breathtaking view below you. If that thrills you, then bungee jumping off Sikkim’s tallest bridge is the way to go.

The Singshore Bridge is hung at a height of 198 metres, and bungee jumping for visitors is organised by qualified professionals. The view of the beautiful green mountains in the background adds to the pleasure.

If you want to get a true sense of Sikkim’s culture, stay in one of the Sikkim homestays.

It is located in Uttarey Village, 5 kilometres from Pelling.

The cost is $500 per participant.

All year, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

12 Stroll Around Gurudongmar Lake

If you’re looking for things to do in Sikkim, a trip to Gurudongmar Lake could be precisely what you’re looking for. This lake is India’s second highest lake. The Gurudongmar Lake, with a height of 17100 feet, is likewise one of the world’s highest lakes. Aside from that, the lake is a stunning sight.

The lake may definitely enchant you when there are mountains in the backdrop and pleasant weather. When you visit Sikkim, you should definitely see the dawn from the lake.

Staying in Sikkim’s gorgeous resorts would add to the grandeur of your holiday.

On the way to Lachen, 121 kilometres from Gangtok.

Summer and fall are the best times to visit.

13 Take a Yak Safari Ride

Aside from being a gorgeous tourist attraction, the Tsomgo Lake also provides one of Sikkim’s most unique experiences: the opportunity to ride a Yak. Yaks are calm creatures that are ideal for a tour around the lake. By the conclusion of your trip, you’ll have fallen in love with them.

It is around 40 kilometres from Gangtok.

Riding a Yak costs $40 to the bridge, $80 to the viewpoint, $100 to the hamlet, and $250 to get all the way to Kemthang. It will cost you Rs. 10 to take a picture.

The greatest time to visit is during the winter months.

If you’re travelling the Silk Route, don’t forget to consult the Sikkim Silk Route guide.14 Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim

A Quick Overview of the Destination:

Set off on the Dzongri Goechala Trek, which is regarded as one of Sikkim’s best hiking locations. This state, which is located in the Himalayan Mountains, has several natural attractions. It attracts many visitors due to its rich culture, attractive terrain, and biodiversity.

The Goechala Trek to Dzongri is a beautiful one, with awe-inspiring snowy peaks all around. When you visit, your eyes will be treated to a kaleidoscope of colours ranging from green to gold to blue. The breath-taking vista of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest peak, is the major point of Goechala, a high mountain pass. It also acts as a basecamp for those brave enough to attempt the climb to the peak.

15 Drive on Nathula Pass

You must explore the magnificent Nathula Pass while enjoying the things to do in Sikkim. The Nathula Pass, at an elevation of 14140 feet, is a frigid location that is always blanketed in white snow. The China border is fairly near from this location, and troops from both nations can be seen guarding their own boundaries.

Don’t forget to shop in Sherathang, the local market area, while you’re in Nathula Pass. You’ll discover traditional items to take home with you.

You should research the many routes to Sikkim before embarking on your adventure.

Gangtok is 52 kilometres away.

May through October is the best time to visit. From Wednesday through Saturday, it is available to the public.

The cost of the permit is Rs. 200 per person.

16 Hang Gliding

In Sikkim, there are many fascinating things to do, and hang gliding is one of the greatest. As adventure sports become more popular in Sikkim, more people are seeking for new ways to experience the thrill of pushing their limits.

Hang gliding is one of the activities that does this. Even if you’ve never tried hang gliding before, an expert pilot can help you enjoy the exhilarating pastime.

Yumthang and Jorethang are the two locations.

The cost is Rs. 2500 per person. You’ll have to pay extra for video recording.

Mid-May through mid-October, early morning to late afternoon.

With our guide, you may see all of the tourist attractions in West Sikkim during your vacation to this wonderful location.

17 Helicopzer Ride

There’s no better way to get a bird’s eye perspective of an area than from above. One of the ways to do so is to take a helicopter flight.

Sikkim appears much prettier from above, with its river running under it and mountains within touching reach.

If you are visiting East Sikkim, you should check into the famous sites to visit in East Sikkim in order to make your Sikkim vacation more captivating.

Gangtok Valley, South Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim, and Kanchendzonga are all located in Sikkim.

The cost of a 15-minute to 75-minute trip ranges from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 90000, depending on the duration.

All year, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

18 Singalila National Park

The Singalila National Park is a great site to explore, with a breathtaking scenery and a diverse range of species. The park’s highest peak is at 12000 feet, and you may hike up there to enjoy it even more. The Singalila National Park is located on a renowned trekking route between Sandakphu and Phalut.

If you enjoy trekking, Gangtok offers some of the greatest adventurous trekking trips in the world.

Singalila Ridge is located in the Darjeeling District.

March through May and October to early December are the best months to visit.

The cost of admission is Rs.100, and the cost of a vehicle safari is Rs.100 per person. A photo camera will set you back Rs. 100, while a video camera would set you back Rs. 400.

19 Caving in the North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu

Sikkim is a spiritually devoted state. When it comes to spiritualism and religion, the North Lha-RI-Nying Phu is a sacred site. The cave is a sacred spot that attracts visitors from all over the world. Exploring the cave is a thrilling journey that you will never forget.

North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu is a site to visit because of its hard terrain and natural beauty. The trekking route is fairly difficult, but it is all part of the experience.

It’s near the Tashiding Monastery on Tashiding’s northwestern outskirts.

The fee per participant is Rs. 4500.

March to June and October to November are the best months to visit.

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20 Visit Namgyal Institute of tibetology

In Sikkim, there are a few activities that are both instructive and pleasant. One of those things is undoubtedly a visit to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. When you visit Sikkim, you will undoubtedly be interested in learning more about Tibetan culture.

This institute is the most important centre for Tibetan language and cultural research. It also contains a library and a museum, both of which house some of the most historically significant papers. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is also noted for its traditional architecture. It’s one of the most gorgeous Tibetan structures you’ll ever see.

Deorali, Gangtok is the location.

21 Trip to Gangtok

Gangtok, Sikkim’s unique capital, is a Buddhist paradise. Gangtok is an ideal of neatness and one of the few such places in India, in keeping with the Zen belief that spirituality can only find its way via clear and spotless surroundings. The breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga only contribute to the Gangokian ambiance. This region is not only known for having the top tourist attractions in Gangtok, but it is also known for its unique food, of which Momos and Kinema are good examples. Gangtok is known for its delicious food, gorgeous Buddhist monasteries like as Rumtek and Enchey, and evocative scenery.

The state capital of Gangtok, located in the eastern Himalayan range, mixes a contemporary resort town design with traditional spiritual beliefs and a stunning natural heritage. Holidays in Gangtok are set against a backdrop of mountain scenery, with most of the attention on the monasteries, shrines, and temples of this ancient hub of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage. Momo (stuffed dumplings), a local delicacy, also connects Gangtok to Tibet. Use Gangtok as a jumping-off point for seeing the rest of the state and beyond, with tour operators providing a variety of day tours and longer journeys. Read on to learn more about the finest tourist attractions in Gangtok:

22 Trek to Singalia

For most hikers, the Singalia trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The sheer length of the path makes even the most experienced hikers think twice before doing it. The Singalia trip takes approximately a month to complete.

The physical hurdles, on the other hand, are well worth it in comparison to what the hike has to offer. In those 15 days, you will see the most beautiful sections of Sikkim as you go via Pelling, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Pare Megu, Tikip Chu, Lamuney, and Thangshing.

Darjeeling is the location.

The cost is $42,000 per individual.

The project takes 17 days to complete. The journey is best done during the winter months.

23 Visit Khangchendzonga National Park

The Khangchendzonga National Park has been designated as a national park for the past 40 years. Tourists go to this location in droves to witness the vast array of fauna and flora on display. However, since UNESCO designated it as a World Heritage Site in 2016, the number of tourists has grown dramatically.

This simply adds to Khangchendzonga National Park’s beauty. They have a rare collection of medicinal plants, which you will learn about as you stroll through the park with your guide. It is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit in North East India.

It’s in Gangtok, so it’s easy to find.

March to May and September to mid-December are the best months to visit.

24 Trip to Lachung

Don’t forget to include a visit to Lachung in your list of things to do in Sikkim during your vacation. Lachung is a little hamlet 118 kilometres north of Gangtok. The mountain roads are a little difficult to navigate, and it takes around 6 hours to get there from Sikkim’s city.

The picturesque splendour of the highways, on the other hand, compensates for their poor state. Lachung, at an elevation of 8600 feet, is a haven away from the crowds, preserving its natural beauty and charm. Lachung’s tourist attractions are well-known for their breathtaking views.

118 kilometres from Gangtok.

The best time to visit is between April and May. It’s also an excellent idea to go in early December.

25 Trip to Yuksom

In the state of Sikkim, Yuksom is important trekking starting place. This little town is the starting point for the majority of Sikkim’s notable hiking routes. Trekkers from all over the world congregate here every year to begin their climb to the highest point on the planet. Yuksom is a lovely, green resort in and of itself.

The charming community boasts pleasant weather and a variety of tourist attractions. Norbugang Park, Tashi Tenka, Kathok Wodsallin Gompa, and Dubdi Gompa are just a few of the must-see attractions in the area. The best method to go about the hamlet is on foot.

Geyzing subdivision is located in West Sikkim.

March through June is the best time to visit.

26 Visit Phodong Monastery

The Phodong Monastery is known for its architecture and religious significance. This holy site is one of the most prominent monasteries in the state of Sikkim. The Phodong Monastery was established about 300 years ago, but it has been restored several times since then to withstand the test of time.

Although the current structural design is relatively contemporary, the classical elements have been successfully preserved. Despite this, the Phodong Monastery remains one of the most beautiful structures in the state of Sikkim.

If you are visiting Gangtok, you should review the list of major tourist attractions in the area.

Phodong is roughly 40 kilometres from Gangtok.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

27 Trip to Pelling

One of the best Sikkim Activities is a trip to Pelling. Pelling has developed into a rapidly developing town in recent years. Pelling is also Sikkim’s second most visited city, behind Gangtok, the state capital.

Pelling is surrounded by lush trees at a height of 6800 feet. Pelling is a lovely area to visit for a few days of relaxation and tourism, with some excellent hotels, markets, and restaurants. Visit the Khangchendzonga and Changey waterfalls while you’re there.

West Sikkim is the place to be.

Except for the rainy season, which runs from July to September, the restaurant is open all year.

What to see: Sangachoeling Monastery, Yuksom, Kanchenjunga Falls, and a plethora of other fascinating sights.

28 Trek to Green Lake

If you are an adventure seeker, the Green Lake Trek is one of the activities in Sikkim that you will thoroughly appreciate. Despite being a fantastic experience for hikers, the Green Lake Trek is still relatively unknown.

However, that is perhaps one of the nicest aspects of it, since you will be travelling on less travelled paths, which adds to the adventure’s allure. The Green Lake, at an elevation of 16180 feet, presents hikers with ever-changing landscape and hard uphill hikes.

North Sikkim is the location.

The cost is $65,000 per person.

The walk might take up to 13 days.

29 Take a Tour to Pemayangtse Monastery

There are several things to do in Sikkim, and visiting the Pemayangtse Monastery is perhaps one of the greatest. This monastery, located in Western Sikkim, receives a large number of visitors and locals each year. If the architectural splendour of the Pemayangtse Monastery is one factor, the location is undoubtedly another.

This modest but religiously significant Buddhist temple gives a vista that will stay with you for a long time. The Pemayangtse Monastery, with the Himalaya as its backdrop, is a manifestation of Tibetan culture and religion.

Pemayangtse is located near Pelling.

Spring through summer is the best time to visit.

30 Tour to Nathang Valley

The Nathang Valley, at a height of 13500 feet, is one of those locations that may be mistaken for heaven. There was a time when Tibetan yak herders called it home. One of the most appealing features of this valley is how its colours change with the seasons.

During the winter, the country is blanketed with deep snow. From April through January, the region is covered in green fields and wildflowers. Prayer flags flutter all year along the uphill routes, transforming Nathang Valley into a haven of calm and beauty that happens to be one of the loveliest places in Northeast India.

Location: Aritar, near Lungthung.

31 Stroll Around the Yumthang Valley of Flower.

The Yumthang Valley of Flower receives its name from the fact that the region is always covered in seasonal flowers, with the exception of the winter season, when it is completely covered in snow. Yumthang Valley of Flower is one of Sikkim’s most appealing tourist destinations throughout the year.

Yumthang Valley of Flower is located at a height of 11800 feet and approximately 150 kilometres from Gangtok. When you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

Lachung is located in North Sikkim.

The best time to visit is between April and June. Due to snowfall, it remains closed during the winter.

32 Take a Tour to Do-Drul Chorten Trip

There are several Buddhist stupas in Sikkim, but none are as significant as the Do-Drul Chorten. It is not just Sikkim’s biggest, but also one of its most religiously significant sites of worship.

According to folklore, a lama erected the Do-Drul Chorten in 1946 to ward off bad spirits that had previously wandered the region. The Do-Drul Chorten is placed on a mound, and the climb is very difficult, but you should consider taking on the challenge because it is undoubtedly an essential spot to see in Sikkim.

When visiting Gangtok, you must stay at one of the Gangtok resorts, which are known for their luxury and kindness.

Tadong is a district in Gangtok.

The cost is a voluntary contribution.

33 Tour to Namchi

The name Namchi is arguably the most important location to visit in Sikkim in terms of religious and cultural activities. In the month of October, Namchi hosts a variety of cultural and religious events. The traditional food festival is a particularly popular one among them.

Make a point of visiting Namchi during the festival days if you want to sample Sikkim’s cuisine. Namchi Rock Garden, Samdruptse Monastery, Char Dham, and Namchi Helipad are some of the most well-known tourist attractions in this region. The view from the helipad is breathtaking.

South Sikkim is where you will find yourself.

March-May and September-November are the best months to visit.

34 Zuluk

Zuluk is one of the greatest unusual spots to visit. It was formerly a transit route for the famous Silk Route from Tibet to India. You may visit several Silk Route locations while staying in Zuluk. Another popular activity in Zuluk is viewing the dawn from Thambi View Point, which offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and its surrounding peaks.

Zuluk is surrounded by unspoiled wild woods and is brimming with natural wonders. If you’re looking for adventure, Zuluk should be on your list of places to visit in Sikkim.

East Sikkim is located in the state of Sikkim.


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