Sport enthusiasts can go rafting on the mighty Brahmaputra River and its tributaries- Manas, Kapili, Jia Bharali. You can experience the wild and rapid thrill on the rivers along with breath taking views of the surroundings. The best time to go rafting is in the months between August and September. One should avoid rafting in the monsoons as the heavy rains bring causes high rapids in the rivers. Make sure you carry the necessary permit required at the time of rafting. Life jacket, helmet, swim suit and sun tan lotion as they are essential for this activity.
White Water Rafting at Teesta and Rangit
The Teesta and Rangit rivers offer long stretches which are ideal for safe rafting. Teesta has been graded on the International scale at Grade 4. The icy cold waters of the rugged Teesta have a series of rapids with changing intensity and character. Teesta in Sikkim offers one of the finest white water rafting stretches in the world. Rangit, a tributary of the Teesta, has more roaring waters and offers a challenge to more experienced and expert river rafters.Rafting is an enjoyable experience in these two rivers, as the riverbanks here have deep forests, with some patches of terraced cultivation, and small villages. Facilities for overnight River beach camping is available here at Sikkim. Amateur as well as experienced rafters can seek the assistance of the Department of Tourism and travel agents for arranging river rafting trips to these rivers at Sikkim.