WHITE RIVER RAFTING

Sikkim Himalayas is a land of river. With major rivers running through the states. Development and River Adventure Sports are the major highlights of experiencing the River as Tourism activity.

Rafting an adventurous sport full of thrills and excitement has gained immense popularity globally. The Teesta river because of its descending swift current has obtained grade PV in international level.
Teesta is not only a favorite rafting destination for Indians but also a favorite destination for people world over. It certainly quenches the thirst of bold, challenge loving and adventure loving people.


If that is not enough Rangeet with its tumultuous water provides rafters, in addition, a variation dear to professionals.

The unexplainable beauty of the striking scenery while rafting down the mountain river will be there to take away with you in your memory for ever.

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.
 

Get ready to rip! The Teesta largest & longest river of Sikkim. The Teesta River, is the main drainage of Sikkim, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong Hill Region. It 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. The Rangit, a tributary of the Teesta, has more turbulent waters. With its multi-dimensional rapids, it offers a challenge to more experienced rafters. The Teesta and Rangeet rivers sparkle and beckon. And with enough rapids to thrill river aficionados. See some white water action with every bend of the river revealing new panoramas-gorges with vegetation covered vertical walls soaring from the swift waters; luxuriant waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
 

The River Teesta offers best option for river rafting in Sikkim which has fine grade III and grade IV rapids at the lower lying cascades. On the upper reaches, difficulty varies and some portion is really difficult to negotiate due to water falls. Water current in Teesta is ideal for rafting that may stretch from one hour to almost 6 hours.

Rafting along the Teesta River can be a rewarding experience, as one can take in the slopes on either side covered with rich vegetation, and in some places stop at terraced fields that mark the landscape. Sikkim being rich in biodiversity, the river banks shelter numerous species of butterflies.

The meandering and ever changing waters are different from those of the European rivers and less dangerous than the white water rapids of Nepal.

Combined with rafting, overnight camping along banks of the rivers is a radically different experience.

River rafting enthusiasts have two rivers, the Teesta and Rangit to choose from.

Teesta is an experience you would want to savour again and again.

Teesta Experience
Makha- Sirwani- Bardang- Rongpo

KAYAKING
Kayaking is undertaken on the Teesta and is arranged for special groups. Some experience in kayaking is required. Kayaks are available with Sikkim Tourism.

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