The north east India is an
excellent destination for adventure tourism. Its geographical
diversity and pristine nature enables all tastes to be catered
for. From the daunting Himalayan peaks in the north to the dense
rain forests of Dooars, it is variety that is as bewildering as
it is diverse.
The sheer thrill of trekking and pedaling along daunting
mountain slopes, rafting along roaring river Teesta, climbing
glaciers or camping in the pristine jungles is to be experienced
to be believed.
Then there is the serenity of horse safaris or a trip on the
mountain bike. You can also take a trip among the age-old
monasteries on a mission of rediscovering yourself.
Himalayan peaks and slopes, with its dense tropical forests
providing diverse fauna and flora provides you with the most
exciting of sports and adventure imaginable. These facilities
are available almost round the year and at very affordable
In summer the focus is on the mountains, with their salubrious
climate and breathtaking views, in winter it is the huge rain
forests that attract the adventure lovers although both these
locations have their attractions in the other seasons as well.
Destination Green has the following
Adventure Tours in its catalogue.
Safaris can be on jeeps, on two wheelers
or on horseback. Although jeep safari are more common, horse
safaris and motorbike safaris are becoming more and more
popular in parts of Darjeeling and Sikkim. You are taken through
thickly wooded hills and colourful villages in these trips. more
Rafting in Teesta you could always
take time off from your trek to dip in the raging rapids of the
Tista. Rafting here is safe yet sizzling. Nine to twelve rafters
can sit in a raft which is a long inflatable rubber dinghy. The
accessories include, life saving equipment, oars and sometimes a
safety kayaker who follows the raft.
Following are some are the rafting
tours conducted by us.
(Best time October – December)
1. On River Teesta (Makha – Sirwani – Bardang – Rangpo)
2. On River Rangeet (Sikip – Jorthang – Majitar – Melli)
3. Kayaking on River Teesta (specially arranged)
Darjeeling (Sandhakphu / Phalut) Treks
Click for Sikkim
The main attraction of the summer
months is trekking and camping. Trekkers with a reasonable
degree of physical fitness, without any prior experience, can
manage the altitude that ranges from 6000 to 16000 feet above
sea level. The Himalayan foothills are ideal for jungle treks
and camps throughout the year.
Trekking Routes in Sikkim /
1. MONASTIC TREK ( March – May / October – December )
[Pemayangtse – Sangcholing – Khecheopalri – Dubdi – Sinon –
Tashiding – Ralang]
2. RHODODENDRON TREK : (March – May)
[Naya Bazar – Hilley / Soreng – Varsey – Dentam –
3. KHANGCHENDZONGA TREK: (Mid March – Mid Jun / October –
[Yuksom – Bakhim – Tshokha – Dzongri – Thangsing / Bikbari –
Zemthang / Chaurigang – Goechala / Rathong glacier and back]
4. CORONATION TREK: (October – December)
[Rumtek – Sang – Yangyang – Ravangla – Tashiding – Yuksom]
5. KHEDI TREK: (October – December)
[Assam Lingzey – Pa-shing Teng Kha (Base camp 1425m) –
Chaukri Kharka – Do Bato – Khedi – Sela Pass (3150m) – Do Basto
– Tal Kharka – Nubang – Passang Teng Kha]
6. SINGALILA TREK: (Mid May and October)
[Uttarey – Chewabhanjang – Dhor – Sikkim Megu – Dafey
Bhir-Gomanthan / Boktok pandga – Theshyapla – Bikbari – Dzongri
– Tsoka – Yuksom]
7. KOSTURI ORAR TREK: (Mid March – Mid June / October –
[Yuksom – Dzongri – Thangsing – Kostori Orar – Labdang –
Sinon – Tashiding]
8. SAMARTEK TREK: (Mid March – Mid June / October – December)
[Kodong – Dokshing – Tsen Khong – Lenchok – Samartek –
Pakchong – Kungo – Kuling Nae (Cave) Gungramgampo – Singhik Dak
9. RINCHENPONG / SORENG TREK: (April – June / October –
[Kaluk – Rinchenpong Dal Bungalow – Rigsum Gumpa – Kaluk –
Sribadam Jhandi Dara – Soreng]
10. HIMALAYA TREK: (April – June / October – December)
[Manchi (Base camp) – Tendong – Damthang – Ravangla – Maenam
– Bhaley Dhunga – Yangyang – Sinchuthang – Bermoik – Parbing –
11. SANDHAKFU TREK: (Darjeeling Hills)
12. FALUT TREK : (Darjeeling Hills)
(Any part route trekking also conducted
as per timing. Some treks are for amateurs and some for
The region is ideal for camping.
The purpose and fun of camping varies from student nature camp
to more thrilling adventure camp and others. The options are
unlimited. Destination Green conducts camps on a regular basis for
The Darjeeling, Dooars and Sikkim
region has some of the best and the most varied forests in
India. It includes Tropical Moist Deciduous, Himalayan Moist
Temperate, Himalayan Dry Temperate, Tropical Semi Evergreen,
Tropical Dry Deciduous, Subtropical Broadleaved Hill,
Subtropical Pine forests.
The state of Sikkim has a recorded forest area of 265,000 hectares
constituting 37.34 per cent of the geographic area of the state.
West Bengal has forest cover of 1.19 million ha, much of which
is in the Darjeeling and Dooars region.
With such wide and varied forest cover, the region is also home
to a large variety of fauna. The animals in the forest include
Rhino, Tiger, Leopard, different varieties of Deer, Gaur,
Monkey, Bear, the Himalayan red panda and countless other
species and subspecies of birds, reptiles and animals. Gorumara
In the Darjeeling and Dooars
region, there is a tiger reserve at Buxa, wild life sanctuaries
at Jaldapara and Mahananda, National parks at Gorumara, Neora
Valley and Singalila. Sikkim has Kanchenjunga National Park and
five wildlife sanctuaries.
We also offer Yak Safaris in the
following areas. Yak Safaris are a great experience one you will
remember for a while.
1. Dzongri Area
2. Tsomgo Lake