Best Adventures in Sikkim

  • Jun 8, 2020
  • Ashmita Trek & Tours

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Mountain Biking 

Mountain Biking in Sikkim is an absolute perfect experience for combining thrill, culture, and nature in one adventure. Spend days biking through pure, untouched areas, bustling cities, and quaint villages. Throughout the epic journey, pedal in the presence of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet) and other soaring mountains.

Start out in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and a culturally diverse city. Relax around MG Marg and prepare for the forthcoming adventure of a lifetime. The next day, hop on the bike cruise through the forests. The rapid changes in topography can be grueling, but it rewards you with exposure to a diverse array of landscapes. Take rests at huge monasteries, sacred lakes, and charming villages on our week-long Sikkim Mountain Biking Holiday and experience mountain biking like never before! Revel in the countryside landscape and learn about the local ethnic groups in their villages, all while enjoying a pristine Himalayan backdrop.

Mountain Biking is one of the best ways to travel, allowing you to move slow enough to absord the surroundings, but quick enough to see a lot! Check out our Sikkim Mountain Biking Holidayfor more details. Do not hesitate to reach out and contact us!


Few activities get the blood pumping like paragliding does. Paragliding is gaining traction in Sikkim as a go-to adventure activity – for good reasons. If you are atrue adrenaline junkies, you can take flight and get astonishing views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, and other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. See cascading terraced rice fields and small settlements as you look below you. Get a bird’s eye view, only available to true adventurers, as you soar above the breathtaking landscape.

Take off at Bulbuley Dara (2200 meters) and land on the stadium field (1150 meters) for a total flight time of about 20-30 minutes depending on the wind. You will be 100% captivated throughout the flight, entranced by the majestic mountain scenery. There is also a lower takeoff point for those who are a little too nervous for the high one. 

No experience or training is required to paraglide in Sikkim. You will fly tandem, meaning that you are accompanied by a certified pilot during your flight through the air. Reach out to our team at Ashmita Trek & Tours for more details and we can arrange the adventurous day for you!


Third on our list is the classic and never disappointing adventure of trekking. You simply cannot go wrong with trekking in Sikkim. It is one of the most underrated trekking destinations in the world. Nothing beats spending days on the trail, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounding by the unmatched beauty of the Himalayas.

The colossal mountain of Kanchenjunga exists as the focal point for most treks in Sikkim. The foothills of Kanchenjunga bring limitless allure. Trek through the foothills of the Himalayas, which are teeming with rare and exotic wildlife, including the red panda, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, and much more. During the treks, stay in local Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Gurung villages, and learn about their culture and daily lifestyle. Traverse over high mountain passes, through cascading waterfalls, through some of the planet’s most incredible landscapes. Any of Sikkim’s amazing treks will leave you wanting more!

The best times to trek in Sikkim are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the flowers are blooming and mountain views are best.  Ashmita Trek & Tours offers many all-inclusive trekking packages in Sikkim, including the renowned Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek and the culturally fascinating Homestay Trek in Sikkim. Book a trip today!