Rock Climbing is one of the most popular adventure sports in Gangtok. Gangtok is one of the most popular Honeymoon Destinations in India. But Contrary to the popular belief it provides equal adrenaline rush to the sports enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Adventure sports in Gangtok includes River Rafting, Paragliding, Hiking and many many more. Surrounded by many high and low valleys Gangtok is ideal for Rock Climbing.
Rock Climbing In Gangtok
The participant climbs a natural or artificial rock walls, reach the decided point and comes back. In Gangtok, there are several vertical rock formations of easy to difficult level that can be climbed. However, it will need great physical endurance and agility. It can be done aided (with the help of gears for safety) and free (minimum gears only to be used in case of emergency). From just few hours of small sessions to more elaborate rock climbing sessions lasting for few days are organized by operators.
The best time for rock climbing in Gangtok is from Mid-March to May and October to December. Summers are better for rock climbing as you will not require heavy clothing and rocks are not slippery. Wear comfortable clothes and avoid ornaments while going for the activity. You can take the appropriate shoes and other gears on rent from the organizer.
You need proper training and a guide for Rock Climbing. So, Don’t try it yourself without proper guidance.
Rock Climbing Points In Gangtok
The nearest point is at Bakthang Waterfall, which is at only 20 mins drive from Gangtok City. So, if you are new to it and try it for fun you need not to go far away try it at the Bakthang Waterfall. Other Difficult destinations near Darjeeling are Tenzig and Gombu Rock. IHCAE, Discovered India, Navigator India and Yaknyeti arrange for Other difficult climbs in Sikkim . For more details you should visit:
You can find many local operators who can help clubbing different adventure activities like paragliding, biking etc. in a complete package.
So, if you are looking for some adventure, then rock climbing in Gangtok is a thing to do. Moreover Don’t forget to share your experience with us in Comment section