Darjeeling Trips - A Unique Travel Experience
Feb. 23, 2023
The Himalayan Paradise, Sikkim, is a perfect antidote for your mazy life to cheer in the soothing atmosphere. This beautiful state holds unbeatable adventures in its breathtaking landscapes to enchant the entangled souls.
Sikkim is a fully organic state located in the northeastern part of the country, bordered by Chinese Tibet in the North, Nepal in the West, West Bengal in the south, and Bhutan in the East.
This smallest state of India, with clean and green roads, rich culture, valleys, high altitude lakes, green mountains, rhododendron groves, rivers, waterfalls, beautiful monasteries, and unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, this heaven is all set to leave you spellbound.
To make your trip a splendid one we have picked the best things to do in Sikkim. Here is the list of the top 11 Things to do in Sikkim to make your trip worthwhil
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the best for you. If you are passionate about trekking and hiking. This adventurous trek is about 90 kilometers long and it takes around 9 to10 days to complete the trek. The route starts from Yuksom then up to Bakkhim. During the whole journey enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayan range that stays with you forever. This base camp trek, though quite challenging but will remain as a remarkable one in your whole life journey.
|Location||At 5200m in the Himalayan range.|
|Price||Starting @ 14,700 per person.|
|Timings||September to October and March to June|
A bird’s eye view is one of the best ways to relish the mesmerizing view of a land. The helicopter ride above the sky is one of the ways to enjoy the various sights of a land through every nook. There are several breathtaking spots in Sikkim where you can go for a helicopter ride and experience the state through a bird's eye.
With clean and green roads, lush green tea gardens, valleys, high altitude lakes, green mountains, rhododendron groves, serpentine rivers, waterfalls, beautiful architectures and unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga Sikkim looks even better from the sky.
|Price||Cost ranges from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 90000|
|Timings||7 AM to 9 Am|
Rafting in Teesta River is one of the most popular activities in Sikkim. Teesta serves as a significant river in Sikkim. From its origin Lhamo Lake, Teesta flows through the entire state and it is the lifeline of the whole of Sikkim. Its vast expansion around here offers plenty of opportunities for rafting.
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|Location||Created from Lhamo Lake and flows through the entire Sikkim.|
|Price||Rs. 1000/- per person.|
Yak riding is quite a popular activity to do in Sikkim. The Changu Lake, also known as Tsomgo Lake, serves as a beautiful tourist destination and offers a unique experience, the chance to ride a Yak in soothing weather. You are bound to fall in love with the peaceful yaks while going for a safari around the lake. Make sure you never forget to have an incredible journey with the Yaks while you are in Sikkim. Location: Located around 40 km from Gangtok, Tsomgo.
Price:Riding a Yak to the bridge costs 40/-, to the viewpoint 80/-, to the village 100/-, and to Kentang costs 250/-, a photo will cost you Rs. 10/- Timing: October to February
Located 24 km from the capital city of Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery is one of the most significant and most prominent monasteries in Sikkim. It is called the Dharma Chakra Centre, where you can experience Buddhism's various studies and practices. The monastery is always alive and buzzing with activity and offers insight into Buddhist culture. With its astounding architecture and pictorial view, Rumtek Monastery will definitely amaze you.
|Timings||9 AM to 6 PM|
Cycling is always an adventure activity while you are around beautiful scenery and on smooth roads. If you are a nature lover and love cycling too, then cycling on the Silk Route is one of the best choices for you. This thrilling tour offers some of the best sights of the mountains around Sikkim.
Many tour organizers provide cycles and other accommodations to camp overnight in specific halts hassle-free. This adventurous journey starts from the Sillery Gaon and remains as a remarkable memory in mind.
|Location||Old Silk Route, East Sikkim.|
|Price||Starts @ ₹20,730/- per person.|
|Duration||Around 5 to 7 days|
The Goecha La trek is a major attraction for every traveler visiting Sikkim. Situated at an elevation of 16,000 ft, it is one of the best destinations with breathtaking beauty and astonishing scenery. The trek begins from Yuksom and ends at the Rathong Chu River, bordered by the Kanchenjunga peaks. While in Goecha La trek, you can always go one step ahead with some camping, bonfire, and stargazing at the banks of this charming river. Trekking at GoechaLa is one of the best things to do in Sikkim that will stay as a memory with you forever.
|Location||Goecha La, the southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga|
|Price||Starting from INR 14,500/- per person/A|
|Timings||Around 7 hours|
Formally referred as the 'Gateway to Khangchendzonga, Yuksom is known for its gorgeous landscapes and snow-capped mountains, and beautiful monasteries. Perched at an elevation of 1780 meters, Yuksom offers the best views of the Himalayan Mountains. On a trip to Yuksom, you can indulge yourself in several adventurous activities to get your adrenaline fix.
|Duration||Around 7 to 10 hour|
Located at an altitude of 4300 meters, Nathula is one of the highest motorable roads in the world, blessed with great scenic places and fresh mountain breeze. A sum of INR Rs 200 and some other documents are required to enter here. It's 14100 ft above sea level, so many people face problems in breathing. Located on the Old silk route, Nathula is a must exploring place in Sikkim, which will surely amaze you.
|Location||East of Gangtok on the border of Sikkim and Tibet Autonomous Region|
|Price||The entry permit costs INR 5,000|
|Timings||Monday & Tuesday Closed|
Often compared to Switzerland, Lachung is famous for its picturesque beauty. Lachung is one of the most gorgeous Himalayan villages lying in the lap of North Sikkim. This beautiful place is full of snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams, and apple orchards. Located at a distance of Gangtok, Lachung is known for its monastery, the Lachung Monastery, apples, peaches, apricots and beautiful rhododendron sanctuaries. You should never miss the chance to explore Lachung if you come to Sikkim.
|Location||North Sikkim - Lachung|
Yumthang, also known as the Valley of Flowers, is home to more than twenty-four different species of rhododendron, the gorgeous mountain flowers. With its mesmerizing blend of various flora and fauna and scenic beauty, Yumthang is ideal for all nature lovers and photographers. Roaming to this Valley of Flowers to witness the heavenly beauty is one of the most cheerful things to do in Sikkim.
Best Time to visit Sikkim?
Ans: The best time to visit Sikkim is between March and November, and some travelers choose the winter season too as per their preferences.
How many days are enough for Sikkim?
Ans: About 10 to 12 days are enough to cover most of the attractions.
How much does a trip to Sikkim cost?
Ans: Around 10k to 60k, the cost varies according to the tour durations.