Northeast is known for its beautiful countryside and silent hill stations where you can sit back and relax. But its also packed with adventure destinations that will get your adrenaline pumping. From paragliding to zip lining and white water rafting, there are various options in Northeast which can get you an amazing adrenaline rush.
Here’s a list of things all adrenaline junkies should try in Northeast India:
1. A Night stay at a cave in Dzukou valley
If you are looking for a place which is far away from civilisation, carpeted with wildflowers, covered by emerald curvy green hills and a couple of silent streams flowing through it, then Dzukou Valley is the place to be in. The valley which is known as ‘the valley of flowers of the North East India’ is one of the best-kept secrets among Indian hikers.A night stay at a cave or camping in the valley is going to be a magical experience.
2.Trek to Goeche La
At a height of about 5,000 meters, Goeche La is one of the most exciting trekking destination in the country. It is one of the highest mountain passes in Sikkim and it takes about a week to complete. The trek offers gorgeous views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.
3. Catch a Golden Mahseer
Arunachal is every angler’s dream. It is a hidden gem for anglers in the foothills of Himalayas. One of the various fishes found in the rivers of Arunachal is the Golden Mahseer. Mahseer roughly translates as mahi – fish and sher – tiger, and hence is also referred as tiger among fishes. It the topmost prize for an anglingenthusiasts to catch a Mahseer. Each year thousands of Anglers from all over the world come to Arunachal to catch the Mahseer.
4. Paragliding in Sikkim
If you want to fly like a bird and soar high up in the sky, then paragliding is what you are looking for. The popularity of this extreme sport is one the rise in India and Sikkim is one of the emerging paragliding destinations in the country. It is the home to some of the most excellent launching ridges and the scenic view of the Himalayas and the tiny villages from the top is simply amazing.
5. Go Kayaking in Meghalaya
Kayak in the rivers of Meghalaya. It is one place in Northeast which has ample amount of options for Kayaking and where one is bound to feel the adrenaline rush. International Kayakers from around the world come to Meghalaya to explore its wilderness.
6. Trek in Pemako
If you are looking for an exciting trekking expedition which takes you to some of the remotest regions in the world, consider taking a trek to Beyul of Pemako. Pemako is the most sought-after, revered and mysterious of all the hidden lands is Arunachal. This amazing border trail passes through some of the most wonderful landscapes of the state.
7. Cruising in the Brahmaputra.
Cruising in the river Brahmaputra is an adventure in itself and it can give you an adrenaline rush. This mighty river is the only navigable river in the world from which you can see 7400 meters high snow covered Himalayan mountains. While cruising through the river you can experience the living cultures of the state of Assam.
8. Swim in the blue water ponds of Meghalaya
Meghalaya is blessed with waterfalls, lakes and natural ponds. The best way to enjoy the beauty of the state is to sit back and relax. The blue water ponds, which are found everywhere in the Khasi hills are amazing to swim in, sit by and lay back.
9. White water rafting in Siang
Siang is one of the most exciting and hidden rafting destinations in the country. With rapids up to grade 5, it has everything to thrill you with a roller coaster ride. The river passes through some of the densest jungles and some very difficult terrain. Siang river rafting also provides rafters with ample opportunities for Angling, Kayaking and River Beach camping.
10. Zip lining in Cherrapunjee
Experience zip lining in Mawkdok while on your way to Cherrapunjee. The place is very popular for tourists and the ride gives a beautiful view of the valley underneath the bridge.