Sikkim Tour-what you need to know

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Sikkim is one of the smallest Indian states with an area of approximately 7096 sq kms. This little hilly state is full of surprise and magnificence. Tourists can see the snow capped peaks, lush green valleys, multicolored rhododendrons, eye-catching waterfalls and expansive tea garden here in Sikkim. And as a visitor you can also find your harmony among the monasteries. It is a magnificent state to travel. So based on our knowledge as a tours & travel agency, we tell you here all that you need to know to visit this state. Book Sikkim package tour @best price with us.

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Sikkim tourism is separated into four zones - east, west, north and south. Gangtok is the capital town and when you travel, you may always start from Gangtok to visit the best places around Sikkim.

East Sikkim:

Gangtok, the capital is located on Eastern part of Sikkim. For places of interest in Gangtok, visit our blog post on places to visit in Gangtok. Book Sikkim Silk route and explore the eastern part.

The Silk route tour is famous option if you want to visit East Sikkim. Visit Aritar Zuluk and Nathang Valley and know the historical trade route between India and Tibet.

West Sikkim:

This western part has the best views of the famous mountain ranges. Pelling is a scenic and most favored hill station with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha ranges. You can make your expedition to Pemayangtse, Kechepari Lake, and Yuksom from Pelling,

Rabdentse ruins - the ancient capital of Sikkim is one of the best Pelling tourist point. The grand view from Rabdentse is simply breath taking.

Travel a more to visit more tourist spots like Ohkrey, Rinchenpong and Kaluk having outstanding views of the well known mountain ranges. And if you want to see the colorful rhododendrons in flower, visit destinations like Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in the month of April. But to see the colorful blooming rhododendrons, you must visit Barsey in April.

North Sikkim:

The northern part of Sikkim or North Sikkim is the largest area wise and is more isolated and incur maximum tourist inflow. To visit North Sikkim, you need to get an inner line permit. Trip the holy Gurudongmar Lake via Lachen, a little village. It is said that on visiting holy Gurudongmar, all your wishes will come true. This place is really picture perfect.

You can continue your trip towards Lachung Lachen Yumthang Valley, known as the ‘Valley of flowers’ for the variety of rhododendrons and seasonal colorful flowers that flourish here. During the month of April-June, the whole north Sikkim becomes vibrant.

These two places are not the only surprise of your North Sikkim tour. The secret gem is definitely Dzongu. It is a beautiful little Lepcha village. To visit Dzongu, you need to get consent from Mangan, another beautiful rural township and districts headquarter of Mangan district. Mangan [Elevation 3136 ft] is the biggest district of Sikkim area wise lying on NH310A and known as the gateway of North Sikkim. Book North Sikkim tour packages from Kolkata or any other destination.

South Sikkim:

A trip to Namchi, Chardham and the mighty Samdruptse in South district. Get enchanted by the lovely Temi Tea gardens. Visit Ravangla, Ralong and Borong for a wonderful stay and watching rare Himalayan birds.


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How to reach:

Bagdogra is the nearest airport and NJP is the nearest major railhead. You can get shared jeep from NJP and Siliguri to Gangtok. The major towns and villages are also linked by various shared vehicles routes, but these vehicles are not regular in nature and you have to check the timings of the shared jeeps.

Transportation type:

Public/ private vehicles are the available option. For North Sikkim tour, you have to take the help of travel agent to get the required permits. Also to visit Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake permit is required.

Smoking Ban:

Smoking in public is banned in Sikkim. And so is plastic. They take cleanliness quite seriously. So while in Sikkim, do not throw the wrappers everywhere on road, you might just get fined for it.

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Which part is best for a Sikkim tour packages from Kolkata?

The north Sikkim i.e. Lachen, Lachung, Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang Valley are the best parts of Sikkim for a holiday and are known for their calm and serenity. Lachen is perfect to experience snow and is a gateway to beautiful Gurudongmar Lake and Tso Lhamu Lake. Lachung is the gateway of heaven like Yumthang Valley which is also known as the flower valley of Sikkim and one can visit Zero point to see the natural scenic beauty and snow at this place.

How do you plan your Sikkim tour Packages from Kolkata?

Firstly, book your tickets to either, Bagdogra Airport, Pakyong Airport of Sikkim or New Jalpaiguri Railway station as per your convenience. Later contact Nature Canvas Travel for a day-wise itinerary covering popular tourist attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Zero point etc.

Which is the best time to take a Affordable Sikkim Holiday Packages?

The most ideal time to visit North Sikkim is between May and September when the weather remains pleasant and temperate ranges between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius in Gangtok. The temperature range in northern part is always 10 - 15 degrees Celsius lower than Gangtok. At that time the roads are open in all parts of north Sikkim. If you need to experience snowfall with freezing temperatures you may also take a 1 night 2 days North Sikkim tour package between Januarys to March excluding Gurudongmar Lake and Lachen.

How can you reach North Sikkim in your Sikkim holiday plan?

To reach North Sikkim, you need to arrive at the Bagdogra airport or which is the nearest major airport located about 125 km away from Gangtok. You can take a private car, shared jeep, taxi from outside the airport to reach North Sikkim. You can also reach Pakyong Airport of Sikkim or New Jalpaiguri Railway station as per your convenience and then reach Gangtok. Next day you need to start for north Sikkim.

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Protected Area Permits in Sikkim (For Domestic and Foreign Tourists)


Sheltered Area Permits (PAP) are issued for

Domestic travelers /locals for sheltered areas in Sikkim,

Foreign travelers for Tsomgo Lake in the East Sikkim and Lachen-Lachung-Yumthang-Thangu Valley in North Sikkim and

Two-Wheelers/Motor Bike Permit

PAP for a variety of places in Sikkim is as follows:

East District:-

Tshongo – Baba Mandir - permit are issued by Police Check Post for Domestic Travelers. Foreign tourist is acceptable till Tsongo Lake, authorize is issued by Tourism & Civil Aviation division and vehicle permit is issued by Police check post applied during a registered Travel Agency.

Nathula Pass – Permit is issued by Tourism Department and vehicle allow is issued by Police Check Post for domestic traveler issued throughout a registered Travel Agency.

West District:-

Dzongri Trek – Permit is issued by TIC Pelling & TIC Gangtok.

Singalila Trek – Permit is issued by TIC Pelling later than approval from Home Department, Forest Department and Army throughout registered Travel Agencies.

North District:-

Yumthang – Permit is issued by Police check post for Domestic Travelers and for foreigner allow is issued by Tourism Department and vehicle permit is issued from Police Check Post.

Yumesamdong - Permit is issued by Police check post for Domestic Travelers and for foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department and vehicle pass is issued from Police Check Post

Thangu-Chopta Valley – Permit is issued by Police Check post for Domestic Travelers and for Foreigners allow is issued by Tourism Department and vehicle permit Police check post. Foreigners must submit an application throughout a Sikkim Tourism registered Travel Agent in groups of two populance or more for visiting these areas.

Gurudongmar – Permit is issued by Police check post for domestic tourist and for foreigners allow is issued by Permit Cell, Tourism Department till Thangu.

Green Lake Trekking allow is issued by exploration Cell of Tourism Department later than approval from Forest department, Home Department and Army apply throughout a registered Travel Agency.

South District:-

Mainam Trekking: Trekking permission are issued from TIC Pelling and TIC Gangtok throughout a registered Travel Agency later than approval is obtain from Home/Army/Forest and Police

Alpine Mountaineering Expedition permission is issued by Tourism Department after obtaining clearance from Home Department, Forest Army, Police, for the following peaks as per the Home section Notification no: 25/Home/2006 dated 20/3/2006 TinchenKhang 5603 metres ( West Sikkim) Jopuno 5935m (West Sikkim) Freys peak 5830m(West Sikkim)
Lama Angden 5868m( North Sikkim )Brum Khangse 5433m ( North Sikkim )


National park and Wildlife Sanctuary entrance permit is issued by Forest Department at Gangtok.


Documents required for Nathula



Voters ID/Driving license

Not allowed

2 passport size photo

Kids under 18 need their birth certificate/Fathersvoterid/passport. Aadhaar card is not accepted.

Documents required for Gurudongmar



Voters ID/Driving license

Not allowed to Gurudongmar but they can visit Lachen & Yumthang.

2 passport size photo

Document for Lachen & Yumthang

Photocopy of Valid Passport, Indian Visa , 2 passport size photo alongside with their original documents & ILP

Kids under 18 need their birth certificate/Fathers voter id/passport. Aadhaar card is not accepted.


Documents required for Zuluk

Voters ID/Driving license


2 passport size photo

Not Allowed

Kids below 18 need their birth certificate/Fathers voter id/passport. Aadhaar card is not accepted.


Documents required for Two-Wheelers/Motor Bike Permit

Registration certificate of the Bike

Driving License

Pollution certificate

Insurance certificate

Passport size Photo (2 nose)

Identity proof of rider and co-rider


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