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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the main attractions that one should cover in a tour to Sikkim?
The main attractions in Sikkim are MG Marg, Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point, Kaala Pathar, Namchi Char Dham, Buddha Park in Ravangla, and many monasteries.
Q. How far is North Sikkim from Gangtok ?
There are two major tourist attractions in North Sikkim, namely Lachung and Lachen which are located at a distance of 120 km from Gangtok and it takes around 5-6 hours to reach these places from Gangtok as the roads are narrow.
Q. Is there any snowfall in Sikkim, When ?
Yes, there is snowfall in the high altitude regions of Sikkim including Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Gurudongmar Lake, and Yumthang Valley. It snows usually between the months of December end to March.
Q. How many days do you require to cover the important places in Sikkim ?
To cover the important places in Sikkim, you require 7 to 8 days which would include Gangtok (including nearby places of Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass), Lachen and Lachung (including Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang Valley), and Pelling with Namchi and Ravangla.
Q. What other cities can be combined along with Gangtok on a holiday tour?
Sikkim is a small state and that makes travelling to nearby towns possible. Moreover, it is surrounded by many picturesque destinations that you can easily cover along with Gangtok. The neighbouring towns of Darjeeling, Pelling, Lachung, Lachen and Kalimpong must be explored when you plan to visit Sikkim.
Q. What are the best adventure activities to do when travelling to Sikkim?
Sikkim has a lot in store for adventure lovers. You can indulge in a thrilling river rafting experience in Teesta River, mountain biking and cycling, paragliding, trekking, rock climbing and wildlife safari among many other spine chilling activities.
Q. Is Visa required to visit Sikkim?
Sikkim does have certain entry restrictions, however, if you are an Indian citizen, you do not need any visa to enter its boundaries. For foreign nationals, to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) or the Inner Line Permit (ILP) is mandatory.
Q. How far is Sikkim airport located from Gangtok ?
Pakyong Airport is the newest airport of Sikkim (around 30 km from Gangtok). However, there is very less flight connectivity at the moment and moreover the flights do get cancelled on a regular basis. Hence, it is recommended to book your flights to Bagdogra Airport (around 5 hours drive from Gangtok) which is well connected with all the major cities of India.
Q. Is Nathula Pass open on all days ?
No, Nathula Pass remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays of every week for all tourists.
Q. Do Indian Nationals require permit to visit Sikkim ?
No, Indian Nationals do not require a permit to visit Sikkim. However, there are certain places (like Tsomgo Lake, Baba MAndir, Nathula Pass, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley) for which all Indian tourists have to obtain an Inner Line Permit which is arranged by the local tour operator.
Q. What is the best time to visit Sikkim ?
Sikkim is all-year round destination, except the rainy months of July and August. However, to get a clear view of the mountain range and snow, October to March is the best time to come. And in case you want a witness snowfall, then January to March are the best months. If you want to beat the heat, then most of the tourists visit in the months between April to June.
Q. Is there any dress code to be followed when you visit Sikkim?
Sikkim enjoys a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year. Hence, carrying warm woollen clothes is essential. The regional people of Sikkim observes some strict rules and dress codes, which must be respected. Make sure to dress appropriately and in full, especially when visiting the religious establishments.
Q. What are the best shopping places in Sikkim and what can you buy?
Hot spots for shopaholics include Mahatma Gandhi Road, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms and the Lal Bazaar. Your shopping list must comprise of prayer flags and prayer wheels, Thangka paintings, singing bowls and tea.
Q. Do we need a permit to visit all the sightseeing places in Sikkim?
Applicable to foreigners as well as Indian citizens, many of the sightseeing spots will require you to have permits to visit. These comprise of Tsomgo (Changu) Lake and Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass, Dzongri and Goecahala Tre, Thangu/Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. Indian nationals can easily apply for permits online and at the Police Check Post in Sikkim.
Q. How can you reach Sikkim? Does it have any international airports?
Although Sikkim now has its own small airport, the best way to reach is via the Bagdogra International Airport. The connectivity is better and major cities are connected via this airport. If you wish to travel by railways, the New Jalpaiguri station in Siliguri is the best way to reach Sikkim.
Q. What is the best time to visit Sikkim?
Between the months of March to May and October to December are considered to be ideal for visiting Sikkim. When the country experiences hot summers, Sikkim provides for a calming haven. In winter months, the views of the snow-capped mountain ranges will take your breath away.