North Sikkim Tour Package

North Sikkim Trip
  • Duration : 4 Night 5 Days

  • Covering : Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang, Gurudongmar Lake, Gangtok

  • Cost : Starting from Rs 9800/-

East Sikkim Tour(Silk Route)

East Sikkim Tour(Silk Route)
  • Duration : 4 Night 5 Days

  • Covering : Reshikhola, Aritar, Zuluk, Padamchen, Nathang

  • Cost : Starting from Rs 7500/-

Pelling Ravangla Trip

Pelling Ravangla Trip
  • Duration : 4 Night 5 Days

  • Covering : Pelling, Ravangla, Namchi, Buddha Park, Temi Tea Garden

  • Cost : Starting from Rs 9000/-


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  • Our travel experience and good knowledge of the place make us a trustworthy tour operator. We are also respected in this arena for our calibre in exhibiting the finer aspects of tourism in Sikkim. With us, you will have the chance to experience Sikkim’s raw beauty and its finest side.

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Is Sikkim Worth Visiting

Curled up in the far Northeastern region and popularly known for being the smallest Indian state, Sikkim offers its visitors a blend of quaint beauty, rich cultural heritage and natural beauty and a bountiful store of natural resources. Sikkim is often referred to as the gateway to India’s Northeastern region, which stands tall and fearless and boasts of its scenic landscapes, lush green forests, and cascading waterfalls, which will surely captivate the soul of nature lovers. Besides its raw beauty, the local cuisine is equally delightful, which leaves no chance to allure the tourists. There are also ancient monasteries, monuments and other architectural treasures, which are of epic cultural prominence, besides making them a revered place for different religions. These are some compelling reasons which make Sikkim worthy of being a must-visit and one of the destinations to be at the top of your travel itinerary. Nature’s true beauty, religious mysticism and glaciers are common to Sikkim and to its proud and rich culture, besides the architectural marvels, peaceful ambience is a guaranteed sight for experiencing tranquillity. Sikkim also hosts places with prominent historical importance and is also home to several endangered species and charming flowers. Sikkim also gifts its tourists with another very fascinating experience, which is described as an “ultimate end of the road” experience, a spectacular view of the horizon. These highlights of the unique destination are enough to compel one to keep the Sikkim tour plan on their bucket list.

History of Sikkim Tourism

Sikkim is popular in India as a state with a rich and diverse cultural tapestry, unique fauna and flora and lush greeneries. Turning down the history pages will allow us to gain knowledge of Sikkim’s vibrant legacy of monarchy, which the Chogyals managed, until Sikkim was integrated with India, back in the year 1975. Sikkim’s global popularity is primarily due to its intricately woven historical past, its mythology and the charming natural beauty which has triumphed in its attempt to make this state one of the fascinating travel destinations for massive travel enthusiasts. Only in the last decades, did Sikkim see a tremendous boom in its tourism. Initially, there was the adoption of a conservative approach by Sikkim, close to the post-annexation phase in India. Such an approach towards tourism was primarily based on their concern to protect their sensitive border location considering some of the regions within the state to be ecologically fragile. With gradual efforts, the Sikkim government opened doors for Sikkim tourism for the preservation of the pristine environment and the vibrant Sikkimese culture. It was during the 1980s when the Sikkim government strategically initiated the promotion of Sikkim tourism, upon knowing the true potential of this sector in regional development and impressive economic growth.

Importance of Tourism in Sikkim

Tourism in Sikkim is seen to be the only revenue source for this state. Thus, tourism is considered by Sikkim as their quest for a means that could encourage and ensure an increasingly self-reliant economy. Also, the overall sustainability of the local hotels and other tourism-related services is dependent upon the revenue generated from tourism, creating ample job opportunities for the locals with the influx of tourists. Besides this, the preservation of culture is equally essential, which is aided by tourism. The promotion of Sikkimese culture to the world by showcasing Sikkimese crafts, traditional art, and rituals is done through tourism. Tourism in Sikkim also stimulates the restoration and maintenance of historical monuments and sites. Tourism here in Sikkim has also aided in infrastructural development, which has uplifted the life quality of the locals, besides benefitting the tourists.

Why is Sikkim Famous for Tourism?

The exceptional blend of rich history and culture, its majestic beauty and its clean, green environment, which upholds sustainability has made Sikkim famous for Tourism. The dramatic and expansive landscape with the mighty tall Himalayas and serene waterfalls has, for a long time, mesmerised its visitors with its charm. Besides this, the sprout of spirituality embedded in the vibrant ancient Buddhist monasteries is not just the centre for learning but also preserves Buddhist culture in the form of murals and exquisite artefacts, which for the past many years have attracted and amazed cultural enthusiasts and also those seeking spirituality. Sikkim also popularly hosts unique biodiversity, with numerous parks and sanctuaries. Popular parks like the Khangchendzonga National Park host diverse species, which is a popular attraction among tourists. The thrills of adventure activities like river rafting or trekking have gained massive popularity in Sikkim, in addition to the exquisite culinary experience of the local dishes. The local delights like momos, kinema or thukpa have become incrementally famous among the tourists. The vibrant festivals in Sikkim, unique from those celebrated in mainland India also have a separate fan base. Another interesting fact about Sikkim is its recognition as India’s “fully organic state”. This has increasingly made Sikkim famous for tourism, especially among environmentally conscious visitors.

Sikkim Tourism Places Destination-wise

Explore Sikkim tourism places with stunning landscapes, serene lakes, ancient monasteries, and rich culture. Sikkim showcases its glory in each of the destinations, with an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of its nature.

North Sikkim

North Sikkim is popular for its mesmerising and vast landscapes, with mountainous and rugged terrain. The unpredictability of the climate here is due to its varying altitude. The entire North Sikkim is filled with alpine meadows. The experience of a unique culture and raw natural beauty quenches the thirst of the travellers.

The major attractions of North Sikkim are- Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, and Zero Point.

South Sikkim

South Sikkim is a paradise for nature and cultural enthusiasts, welcoming visitors with serene and lush greenery. This region of Sikkim is more inclined towards spirituality, besides unfurling the beauty of nature. South Sikkim has diversity to offer, from the serenity of the monasteries to the thrills of the adventurous activities and uncovers the stories buried in history.

The major attractions of South Sikkim are Ravangla, Namchi, Temi Tea Garden.

East Sikkim

This section of Sikkim is a unique blend of natural beauty with modernity, making it stand out from the rest due to its versatility.

The major attractions of East Sikkim are Nathula Pass, Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake.

West Sikkim

This region of Sikkim boasts of its majestic landscapes, prominent historical places and elegant cultural significance and heritage.

The major attractions of West Sikkim are: Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Khecheopalri Lake.

Permits for Protected and Restricted Areas

Being a borderland, with numerous neighbouring nations surrounding Sikkim, the concern for permits is an obvious outcome of its fragility in terms of security. the proximities for Sikkim with nations like China, and Bhutan have increasingly influenced the implementation of a "restricted area system". such a system has impacted tourism and travel in Sikkim. On the one hand, permits like "Protected Area Permit" (PAR) are essential in certain regions across the state, while for foreign nations, they must get an "Inner Line Permit". This permit is not necessary if you are an Indian national. There are still certain places within Sikkim which demand permits from all tourists, both Indians as well as foreign nationals. These places are thus categorised as "protected areas". places like Tsomgo Lake or Dzongri fall into this category of "protected area". Also, the protected border regions, like the Nathula Pass entirely prohibit foreign nationals from getting access to the place. Only the Indians are allowed to visit this place with special permits.

Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

Restricted Area Permit This is a special permit which is required by a person if they are a foreign national. This permit is entirely free of any cost. For persons of foreign nationality, one needs to only have a valid passport and an Indian visa. The transition throughout the permission procedure becomes speedy and easy-going when all the documentation submitted to the officials is valid. With proper and authentic documents, the process can be completed in less than 30 minutes. when foreign nationals are on a solo trip to the protected areas in Sikkim, permits or authorisation is not processed for such persons. thus, permits to these protected areas are given to both the Indian as well as foreign nations when they are in groups and are interested in treks and wrecking the interiors of Sikkim. it is only advisable to tourists to apply for PAP only from a trusted and government-authorised tour operator to make the tour hassle-free. Also, the entire trekking schedule is to be curated by these tour operators to the best of their knowledge. All the necessary documents like a valid ID proof, passport, authentic photo ID and a driving licence are important to acquire a PAP.

Protocols for Entering Sikkim

Protocols for Entering SikkimIn order to ensure that tourism in Sikkim gets a boost, there has been a considerable amount of discussions which led to some relaxations on entry protocols. Thus, to experience a hassle-free and beautiful tour across Sikkim, all tourists need to follow the strict travel guidelines. The special permits are required only for foreign nations and the Indians are exempted from the hassle of such permits when visiting famous sites like Rumtek, Phodong, Gangtok or Yuksom. However, there are still certain popular places in Sikkim like the Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, and Chopta Valley, which require both Indians and foreign nations to acquire permits. The validity for permits for foreigners lasts for 15 days, which can well be expanded to 30 days. easy access to these permits for foreigners can be acquired from centres situated in Siliguri, Darjeeling, Malli and Rongpo. The Indian Embassy is also responsible to guide the foreigners in getting their permits. It is, however, a strict guideline to abide by, especially if one is a foreign national, to visit the restricted or protected regions across Sikkim, in groups of two or maybe more. Having said that, if you are a foreign tourist travelling solo, you will not be allowed to join the group of Indians to visit the restricted areas. There are permits required for tourists planning to go for a day's trip to Tsongo and Nathula Pass from Gangtok. However, although Tsongmo is open for both foreign and Indian tourists, Nathula Pass is only accessible by Indians and not foreigners, for security concerns.

Places To Visit In Sikkim

The enchanting beauty and serenity come alive after one explores the popular destinations in Sikkim.


This is a bustling town in Sikkim, for being the capital city. It presents a unique blend of traditional and modern charm.

Key Attractions:

Tashi View Point, MG Marg, Rumtek Monastery

Tsomgo Lake

Ahead of Gangtok by nearly 40 km, is the abode of this glacial lake.

Key Attractions:

Yak rides, Snow activities (in Winter), scenic beauty

Yumthang Valley

This valley is famous for its stunning vibrancy of flora.

Key Attractions:

Hot Spring, Rhododendron Sanctuary and Zero Point


The stunning views of the Himalayas are captured from this small town, situated in the west of Sikkim.

Key Attractions:

Sky Walk, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins

Nathula Pass

This location is quite a favourite among bikers as it is one of the world’s highest motorable roads.

Key Attractions:

Historical importance, Border Trade Market, Stunning views of the mountains.

Lachen and Lachung

These are picturesque villages from North Sikkim.

Key Attractions:

Lachen- Chopta Valley, Gurudongmar valley

Lachung- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley


This city in Sikkim is popular for its religious and cultural prominence and vibrancy.

Key Attractions:

Char Dham, Samdruptse Hill, Temi Tea Garden

Tourist Attractions In Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park- A UNESCO Heritage Site that is home rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Tashiding Monastery- Bhumchu festival and architectural beauty.

Phodong Monastery- one of the major monasteries in Sikkim.

Bird Watching at Khecheopalri Lake- rich bird-life.

Popular Places to Visit in Sikkim

The tour in Sikkim will surely be one for a lifetime due to its impressive natural beauty blended with unique adventurous activities and the diversity it gives tourists.


Key Highlights:

Buddha Park, Maenam Hill

Ralang Monastery

Key Highlights:

Annual Festivals-Losoong and Pang Lhabsol, Architectural beauty of Tibetan monasteries


Key Highlights:

Thambi viewpoint, Silk route, Nature and Wildlife


Key Highlights:

Trekking destination, Dzongri top (360° view of the mountains), camping spot

Temi tea Garden

Key Highlights:

High-quality organic tea, relaxing environment, cultural programs

How to Reach Sikkim

We always ensure and emphasise the aspect of keeping our trekkers well-informed before starting with the Himalayan trek. The fine-line difference between a safe and a dangerous trek is always about having the right knowledge. This knowledge separates a truly enriching mountain experience from a superficial experience.

This segment is all about informing you about the schedule for each trekking day, what you should expect and how to prepare for the trek, in great detail to make the trek hassle-free.

Here are some tips to manage your travel for the Trek:

Travel via Flight:

Siliguri is connected to the rest of the part across India through Bagdogra Airport. If you are travelling from major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi, you can easily book a direct flight to Bagdogra. However, it is advised that you ensure the flight is scheduled one day before the beginning of the trek so that you can spend one night in Siliguri. If there is an unavailability of tickets from your city or the flight cost directly to Bagdogra is beyond your budget, you have the option to book your flight to Kolkata and take a bus or a train to Siliguri.

A shared auto or a reserved cab is always available near the Bagdogra airport which will drop you at Siliguri town. It is always advised to plan your stay in Siliguri well in advance. Public transport is also available for Siliguri. You can take a shared auto from Bagdogra airport to Bihar More to catch a bus to Siliguri.

We shall pick you up from Siliguri for Dhotrey at 9 A.M on the 1st day of your trek. You can coordinate your pick-up by communicating with the driver in the morning.

Travel via Train:

If you are opting to take a flight to Kolkata or travel from Kolkata, instead of Bagdogra, you need a reservation from Sealdah to NJP or Siliguri Junction. This travel must be scheduled 1 day before your trek. Comparatively, flights to Kolkata are cheaper than those directly connected to Bagdogra. However, you need to make sure that your flight lands by 5 P.M in Kolkata to avoid the hassle of missing your train. There are different conveyance options available for you to travel from Kolkata airport to Sealdah station, like pre-paid taxis, online cabs or metre taxis. You can take one from the airport booking counter. Another affordable option for you is to take a bus to travel the distance. Make it a point to book the train that arrives at Siliguri Junction or NJP station by 8 A.M. Trains recommended for this trip are Darjeeling Mail (12343), Uttar Banga Express (13147) and Kanchan Kanya (13149).

If you arrive in Siliguri a day before the start of the trek, you can opt for any train, as per your convenience, which is available from Sealdah or Howrah. In this case, you must plan your stay in Siliguri. You can coordinate your travel to Dhotrey by communicating with your driver, early in the morning. Our pick-up from Siliguri to Dhotray is scheduled for 9 A.M.

Travel via Volvo:

It is also possible to travel from Kolkata to Siliguri via Volvo. The buses are available at Esplanade, to Siliguri Bus terminus and thereafter reach Gangtok via SNT buses or by a reserved cab that is available from Siliguri Junction.

Choosing to travel via Volvo is only recommended by us under circumstances where train tickets are not available., as the bus journey is hectic and at times, the buses miss their scheduled arrival time.

Staying in Siliguri

If you plan to stay in Siliguri, there are numerous options available. We do not recommend you plan a stay near NJP as the accommodations are below standard. We advise you to plan your stay at Bagdogra if you have a flight to catch the next morning Or stay near Hongkong Market area. This will be hassle-free.

Best Things to Do in Sikkim

There is a diverse and endless list of things in Sikkim which is sure to attract tourists' minds. It is a treasure trove of unique attractions to captivate each kind of traveller with its magic.

Some of the hand-picked best things to do in Sikkim are:

Hiking and Trekking have seen a massive boom in terms of their popularity among tourists. Some of the best places to experience these activities to their fullest are the Dzongri Top Trail trek, Varsey Nature Trail and Goecha La Trek.

For experiencing a tranquil environment, a visit to some famous monasteries is a must. Those with breathtaking architecture can be seen with the visit to the monasteries. Pemayangsta, Tashiding and Rumtek are pretty popular in Sikkim.

A tour of the scenic lakes to calm your soul can be accompanied by a trip to Gurudongmar, Khecheopalri and Tsomgo Lakes.

To feed your adventurous spirit, experience the thrills with adventurous sports like River Rafting. Popular River rafting sights are Teesta, and Rangit River and another more secluded sight is the Lhodrak Khola River. Paragliding is also an equally exhilarating activity for tourists to get a stupendous view of the mighty mountains. Sights for paragliding are popular in Gangtok, Ravangla and Kalimpong.

To feed your adventurous spirit, experience the thrills with adventurous sports like River Rafting. Popular River rafting sights are Teesta, and Rangit River and another more secluded sight is the Lhodrak Khola River. Paragliding is also an equally exhilarating activity for tourists to get a stupendous view of the mighty mountains. Sights for paragliding are popular in Gangtok, Ravangla and Kalimpong.

Festivities in Sikkim are also vibrant. Do not forget to experience the Saga Dawa, Losoong or the unique yet prominent festival, Pang Lhabsol.

For camping enthusiasts, Sikkim is a perfect destination to feel a direct connection with nature. Popular camping sites are Triveni, Rongpo’s Riverside Camping and Kewzing.

Nature and Wildlife tour to view the blend of unique biodiversity in Sikkim will be another excellent choice, to witness nature’s wonders. Yumthang Valley, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary and the very populous Khangchendzonga National Park, which is also popular as a UNESCO “World Heritage Site”.

The tour remains incomplete without embarking on the historical roots of Sikkim and gaining insight into its rich heritage. A Visit to historical sites like Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Rabdentse Ruins, and Dharma Chakra Center in Rumtek Monastery, will bring alive one’s inner peace.

Sikkim Tourism Weather

The overall weather conditions in Sikkim are favourable, with pleasant summers and chilly winters, which makes trekking and other outdoor explorations and adventures all the more exciting, amidst picturesque views of nature. However, deciding upon the best month to make a trip to Sikkim depends on personal preferences for weather conditions. On average, you can always plan a trip to Sikkim, during Spring or Autumn, when the weather is most temperate, brightening up the scenery during the day and the evening shadows deepening into blue and purple at dusk. During Spring, between March and May, the fluctuation in temperature is between 10 and 20°C, which is a perfect match for outdoor activities and enjoying the thrills of trekking. This season is best for nature lovers as they are greeted with crimson-red blooming flowers, with the sun casting a luminescent glow on the greenery. This season, tourists are reminded to pack their bags with essentials like lightweight apparel, comforting pairs of shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, cameras and binoculars to enjoy bird-watching.

Autumn is also a delightful season to experience the exquisite beauty of Sikkim, which sets in during October and ends with the onset of December. This season is best for mainland tourists to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and the scornful temperature. In Sikkim, the autumn brings in a blush of balmy weather, when the temperature strikes just a mild 5°C and goes up to 15°C, making trekking and other fun outdoor activities a must-do. This season also gifts its visitors with some stunning captures of the mountains, which are sure to be etched down the memory lanes. The must-haves in your travel bags are a good and comfortable pair of shoes, a medium-weighing jacket to beat the cold, a scarf, a hat and those lenses, without a miss. The summers which set in from March and last till June are comfortable, unlike other Indian states. Here, the temperature is between 15 and 25°C, which is best for sightseeing places like “the Valley of Flowers” or hiking in Dzongri or Singalila Ridge. Besides these outdoor activities, the tourists are welcomed warm-heartedly to join the locals in their festivals and celebrations during Saga Dawa, celebrated around this season. This is a bonus for the tourists which adds cultural value to their trips to Sikkim during summers. The summers are also great for some fun activities like river rafting in Teesta, mountain biking, and paragliding. The month of July to September is the monsoon, which makes the weather conditions harsh with frequent buckets down. Such heavy downpours derail delightful plans of trekking or other outdoor activities as with frequent rain and landslides, it becomes life-threatening to plan a trip to Sikkim. Winter in Sikkim falls from December to February, rejigging Sikkim into a nearly magical land. This season witnesses snowfalls, dropping the temperature to as low as -5°C in higher altitudes, and in regions situated at lower altitudes, the temperature during this season ranges from 4 to 7°C. The ravishing beauty of the Himalayas with its snow-capped peaks can be captured in one’s lenses. This reveals a mesmerising sight to remember for a lifetime. The valley is enveloped in white snow, making skiing and fun activities a must-try for the tourists. The winters in Sikkim also bring into the scene some of the most vivacious celebrations in the Sikkimese culture, the Losoong festival, which marks “the New Year '' for the locals in Sikkim. If winter is your call, do not forget to pack these essentials like thermal wear, gloves, scarves, and insulated boots, to escape frost bites.

Best Months to Visit Sikkim

A plan to Sikkim will most importantly raise the question, “When is the best month/time to visit Sikkim”? The quest to find the right answer to your query stops right here. The best month to visit Sikkim is undeniably the spring season, from March to May and autumn, from October to November. Why choose these months for a trip? This seasonal guide will tell you exactly why you should visit Sikkim or plan a trip around these months. The moderate temperature, the burst of colours in the landscape with splashes of red and other vibrant colours from blossoms in the “Valley of Flowers”, experiencing the thrills of outdoor sports, special festive spirits giving a cultural tour of the state amidst treks and serenity of the place, is bound to leave you with some cherishing life-long memories. The wintry Sikkim which falls between December and February attracts snow lovers who are keen to experience the immortalising snowfalls in Sikkim, amidst the cultural festivities of the locals.

Best Time to visit Sikkim

Autumn and Spring are considered the two best times to visit Sikkim, which ensures tourists a fulfilling experience of the wonderful mildness of the weather, the high-spirited experience of the outdoor activities, the unique charm of the Sikkimese culture and festivities and the wondrous scenery. These seasons are packed with all-round experiences. However, the preferences lie completely on you which coincide with your choices and selection of experiences you want to live with during your tour in Sikkim.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):

What are the important attractions in Sikkim that should be included in a tour?

Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Zero Point, Namchi, Gurudongmar Lake Rumtek Monastery, Buddha Park, Kaala Patthar, and M G Marg are amongst key attractions in Sikkim

When is the best time to go to Sikkim?

Sikkim can be a destination choice for you all around the year, except for July and August due to heavy landslides during monsoon. However, October to March is considered the best time for planning a trip to Sikkim for a clear sky, and glimpses of snow-capped mountains, and best for tourists who want to escape the heat of the mainland.

Is the Nathula Pass open every day?

No, Nathula Pass remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, each week, for all tourists.

How do I get to Sikkim?

The closest connection of transportation for Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport (120 km from Gangtok) and NJP station (120 km from Gangtok). We do not recommend Pakyong Airport (30 km from Gangtok) due to frequent flight cancellations and flight irregularities.

What are some of the top adventure activities to do in Sikkim?

There are numerous options to choose from, for the adventurers at heart. River rafting in Teesta, Paragliding, wildlife safaris, trekking, mountain biking and cycling, and rock climbing are some of the popular adventure activities.

What are some of the top adventure activities to do in Sikkim?

There are numerous options to choose from, for the adventurers at heart. River rafting in Teesta, Paragliding, wildlife safaris, trekking, mountain biking and cycling, and rock climbing are some of the popular adventure activities.

What are the most popular tourist attractions in Sikkim?

Sikkim has numerous tourist attractions. Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Gurudongmar Lake, Khangchendzonga National Park, and Rumtek Monastery are just a few of them.

Do I need a visa to visit Sikkim?

Although there are certain immigration restrictions in Sikkim, you don’t need a visa for your Sikkim visit, if you are an Indian citizen. Foreigner nationals require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) or Restricted Area Permit (RAP).

What is the best way to get to Sikkim? Are there any international airports in the area?

Bagdogra International Airport is still the best route to go to Sikkim, despite the state now having its new airport. Bagdogra Airport has excellent flight connectivity to major Indian cities. Also, if your choice of mode of transportation is the train, NJP in Siliguri is your best option.

Do we need a permit to see all of Sikkim's tourist attractions?

Many of the tourist destinations/spots in Sikkim require you to get permission for access, which applies to both Indian nationals as well as foreigners. Places like Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu/Chopta Valley, Dzongri and Goechala Trek are such attractions requiring permits. Application for Permits by Indian citizens can be done at Sikkim Police Check Post or online.

Where and what can you buy in Sikkim's top shopping areas?

Popular shopping destinations in Sikkim are Lal Bazaar, M G Road and the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms. Thangka paintings, prayer wheels, prayer flags, singing bowls and tea are a must-buy.

Is there a dress code to adhere to when visiting Sikkim?

Sikkim has a pleasant and cool temperature all year round. Thus, you need to carry warm woollen clothes to prevent catching a cold. Also, the Sikkimese people observe strict dress codes and rules, which one must respect. You must dress in an appropriate manner and in full, especially when you are visiting the monasteries or other religious sites in Sikkim.

What is the distance between Gangtok and Sikkim airport?

Sikkim has its newest airport, Pakyong Airport, which is nearly 30 km away from Gangtok. However, there are frequent occurrences of flight cancellations and as well very limited flight connectivities. Thus, we recommend you book your flight tickets from Bagdogra Airport, which is nearly 5 hours drive away from Gangtok. Bagdogra Airport has very good connectivity with major Indian cities.

Do Indian citizens need a visa to visit Sikkim?

There is no need for a permit for the Indian nationals while visiting Sikkim. However, some of the places like Yumthang Valley, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, and Gurudongmar Lake need a permit even for the Indian nationals, which is easily arranged by the local tour operators.

What is the distance between Gangtok and North Sikkim?

The 2 popular destinations in North Sikkim, Lachen and Lachung are situated 120 km away from Gangtok, which takes nearly 5 to 6 hours from Gangtok to reach these places, due to narrow roads.

Is there any snowfall in Sikkim, When?

Yes, there is snowfall in Sikkim’s high-altitude regions during the end of December to March. Places like Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Gurudongmar Lake, Baba Mandir and Yumthang Valley receive snowfall.

How many days do you require to cover the important places in Sikkim?

For you to cover the important places in Sikkim like Lachung and Lachen (which includes Yumthang Valley, Gurudongmar Lake), Pelling, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Namchi, Ravangla along with Gangtok, it will take you 7 to 8 days.

What other cities can be combined along with Gangtok on a holiday tour?

Due to its small geographical area, it is easily possible for tourists to take a travel trip to nearby towns like Gangtok. While on your way, you must also explore breathtaking destinations like Lachen, Lachung, Darjeeling and Pelling when you are on a holiday tour to Sikkim.

How is the public transport arrangement in Sikkim?

Unlike other metro cities, there is a scarcity of availability of public transport arrangements in Sikkim. However, you can freely explore the shared vehicles option. However, to make the trip a hassle-free one, the best way is to hire a cab from a government-authorised and trusted tour operator.

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