Welcome to North Sikkim


To visit the north at a slower pace, it's very sensible to start by heading to Mangan or one of the delightful Lepcha villages of nearby Dzongu. Organising a trip further north from there, rather than as one long slog from Gangtok, can transform your appreciation of the Far North. And once you reach timeless, undeveloped Dzongu, you might well find it is an area you want to linger.


Top experiences in North Sikkim

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North Sikkim activities

$122 Water Sports

A Raft Journey: Thunder Down the Himalayan Foothills on Teesta River's White Water with Private Transfer

You will be picked from your hotel or fixed point within Darjeeling and driven to Teesta Bazar, where you will meet your instructor. After a brief introduction and important instructions, you’ll set out for your fun-filled and thrilling White Water Rafting adventure. Experienced river guides will take you on a safe journey down the river. Whether you are a seasoned rafter or a novice, at Teesta there are provisions and courses earmarked for both. Once you get your helmet, life jacket, a pair of oars and your raft, you’ll be ready to hit the challenging waters of the turbulent Teesta and Rangit. The River Teesta originates from Tso Lhamo Lake in North Sikkim at an altitude of over 5,330 meters and its tributary Rangit, originates from a glacier of Mount Kabru.  Both finally meet at a place which is close to Teesta Bazar. This meeting point is known as Triveni.  Your White Water Rafting experience will start from a point called the 7th Mile and continue down until Labarbote, which will take about 30 minutes to one hour (depending on the speed of the river). As you raft down Teesta, you will have wonderful views of the dense forests along the slope of the mountains, various birds, fish in the water, and small villages on both sides of the river.  These views combined with the excitement of rafting through the torrents and foaming waters create an unforgettable experience. When your rafting journey ends at Labarbote point, you will be met and then driven back to your hotel / fixed point at Darjeeling.

North Sikkim in detail