hrtrraft1Rafting is a later entrant of adventure sport in Sikkim. Only the Tista and Rangit rivers offer long stretches which are ideal for safe rafting. On the river Tista, river rafting can be done from Chungthang to Melli. On the Rangit, the river is safe for rafting from Legship downwards. Both these stretches have now been opened for foreigners.


Mountain biking is another adventure that has been recently introduced in Sikkim. Most of the roads in Sikkim are negotiable by  mountainbikes. This sport is definitely poised to become popular in Sikkim in the near future. Many mountain biking routes have been opened for foreigners. These have been spelt out elsewhere in the book. Many upclass hotels keep mountain bikes for hire.


Paragliding is another adventure sport that is steadily becoming popular in Sikkim.  The Sikkim Paragliding Sports Cooperative Society (09733028538) located at Kazi Road and the Sikkim Paragliding Association(9735017094) located at Resithang Khelgaon near Bhan Jhakri Falls organize tandem paragliding from Thami Daragaon and Bulbuley near Ganesh tok, Gangtok  to Resithang, Near Ban Jhakri falls. and from Chakung and Chumbong to Jorethang. The Bulbuley to Resithang paragliding is particularly interesting: you fly down from an altitude of almost 6500 ft to 3500 ft while getting a panoramic view of the Gangtok town and the Kanchendzonga range. See the websites  www.sikkimparagliding.org  and www.paraglidingsikkim.com for more details