9 Things to know before you head to Sikkim for a Vacation

So you have made up your mind to travel to Sikkim, you have done your research well, you have an itinerary in place, and your bookings are done. If you think you are all set, think again, has your travel agent or your reference website told you everything? Here are 9 things you better be prepared for.

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117 thoughts on “9 Things to know before you head to Sikkim for a Vacation”

  1. Hi
    I am planing to visit sikkim, lachung,gangtok and darjeeling on 9th november with 3 year old daughter and wife so is it advisable to travel all places with kid??

  2. Hi I am planning to go to Gangtok from Kolkata around 23rd-24th December,2017 with husband,my mother and our 5 years old daughter .Its basically for our kid she wants to see the snow filled mountains…kindly suggest nearby places we can cover without being too hectic schedules in 4-5 days.

  3. Hi, I am planning to go to east sikkim with my friends on 23rd january 2018. Can we see Tsomgo lake and Nathula pass on that time?(is Tsomgo lake and Nathula pass will be open on january last)

  4. Dear Prabhakar
    I will be visiting Gangtok and Darjeeling by 31 October to 5th November also planning to visit Nathula pass. How will be weather and other things during this period?

  5. Hi,

    I am going to Sikkim on my Honeymoon from 20-28 December.
    So Which places we can’t cover during that time.
    And How will be the temperature?


  6. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Sikkim by Nov end and early Dec. I have already booked the flights for Pakyong airport. I have 6N/7D plan. The places I have chosen is Gangtok, Lachen and Lachung.

    Since I have 6N/7D time, Is it worth to include another destination like Pelling or Darjeeling? I am confused here.

    Please suggest. Since, the terrain is rough the travel itself will consume two days for additional destination.

  7. Hello
    I am planning to visit sikkim in 2nd week of January. I have already booked train tickets from Kolkata to NJP. The places I have choosen is Gangtok and Pelling. Can we visit Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula pass during that time ?
    If we are unable to visit there, so what can be the alternative locations we should choose ?

    Please help.. Thanks in advance 🙂

  8. Hi Prakhar,

    I have just come across this page and honestly the information is so over whelming and i am even more excited and looking forward to the trip. Me and my friend are travelling to sikkim from 23rd to 30jan. We havent planned an itinerary yet so m seeking some help from you. Also we plan to mainly live in homestays , focus is to visit places covered with snow like tsomgo lake, zero point, chopta valley etc. We can skip pelling. We are starting our trip from gangtok. So please suggest an itinerary and also how do we go about tth permits since we havent booked any tpurtour operator.
    Please guide.


  9. Hiii,
    i m planning to north Sikkim on starting for June month.
    we don’t want to plan with travelers, we are going by own management, i want your suggestion to below questions:
    1) which transportation are more preferable public or private?
    2) Do we need to booked restaurant or transplantation facility in advance also any permission required before visit places?
    3) Is there pure veg restaurant available in area of Gangtok, lachen, zero point?
    4) how much cost will be taken generally by transportation and restaurant for one night pure veg ?

    I would like to thanks in advance if any one could help me to find out answers of above.

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