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    • North Sikkim & Gangtok Tour

      Gangtok Yesterday

      I planned to visit Gangtok in May 2015 for 6N/7D. My wish to visit North Sikkim for 2N/3days, then one day sight seeing at Gangtok , next day to Sanghu lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass , next day returning.

      a) Kindly advice whether this will be appropriate time to visit North Sikkim considering the recent earthquakes.

      b) If not advisable, kindly suggest any other place to visit during this time.

      c) Any tour operator number for North Sikkim visit and gangtok sightseeing.

      d) Any specific thing I need to carry

      e) Whether i need to carry all woolen clothes

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    • CHEAP AND BEST HOTEL

      Gangtok Mar 16, 2015 at 9:51 AM

      pls suggest me the cheapest hotel !!!

      1 Answer Mar 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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      Solo Female Traveller in Sikkim

      State of Sikkim Feb 28, 2015 at 10:19 PM

      Hi all! Been planning to go to Sikkim on October, there are actually a lot of questions in my mind about this trip.
      1. Is it safe to go to india (sikkim) alone as a solo female traveller?
      2. is it safe to ride an overnight train from calcutta to NJP
      3, will i be able to see the nathula pass border
      4. do i need to acquire a tourist visa. or any other permits? how?
      5. can i do these on a backpacker or do i need to coordinate with a travel agency

      i would appreciate any tips and infos. thanks a lot.

      4 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 10:01 AM
    • night life

      State of Sikkim Feb 20, 2015 at 4:35 AM

      good locations for nightlife and reviews

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2015 at 9:20 AM
    • where will I see snow?

      Gangtok Feb 4, 2015 at 7:32 PM

      I'm traveling to gangtok in may wth family.will my kids b able to play in snow at tht time.if so please suggest the place.thank u in advanve.

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2015 at 3:41 AM
    • Sikkim travel in feb 1st week..

      Gangtok Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22 AM

      Hi,

      I am new to VT and found it quite helpful for traveller's guide. My maiden trip with my wife to N-E of india is coming up in feb 1st week. I am a lot excited and a bit anxious too about it. Based on my info here and there, I have made the following iteneirary. Can somebody please review/suggest upon it.

      31st Jan - Saturday:
      We arrive at bagdogra by 4 PM. Considering that Pelling/ Gangtok both will take atleast 5 hrs to reach, I would like to spend that day at bagdogra and relax so that next day we can start early.

      1st Feb - Sunday:
      Start very early to reach Pelling by around 11pm. We would like to spend atleast 2 days in Pelling as we hear that the place is quite beautiful and enjoy mountain views.

      2nd Feb - Monday:
      Pelling - local sightseeing, basically staying put in Pelling and not travelling much. If need be, do local sight seeing.
      We have booked Elgin Pandim as I read a lot of good reviews about the hotel.

      3rd Feb - Tuesday:
      Start to Gangtok after lunch and I think it takes about 4 hrs to reach here. Apply for permits to North sikkim and spend rest of the day in Gangtok.

      4th Feb - Wednesday, 5th Feb - Thursday, 6th Feb - Friday, 7th Feb - Saturday:
      Visit North Sikkim to cover Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang, Gurdongmaar Lake(if lucky), and any other places and reach Gangtok by 7th Feb lunch/ early evening time. Can somebody help me to reach out to a good travel company for this. What would be the cost for a couple for 3N/4D trip. I expect decent arrangements interms of hotel - room heaters, geysers , food quality.

      In the event of North Sikkim not being accessible, I would like to do Nathula, Tsongmo Lake, Ravangla, Aritar, Katao and some other places that offer variety and nice scenic experiences and hopefully snow too. My wife is expecting snow regions / snow fall of some sort :)

      8th Feb - Sunday:
      We have flight to bangalore at 12:30 in afternoon, so we start from gangtok at around 5 AM.

      I know Feb is not the ideal month to visit but I like not so crowded periods and at the same time I am not too a adventurist, So I want some words of wisdom incase some local persons insist that N.Sikkim is still doable. I have been to Ladakh 2 times and have seen 0 degree temperatures but this is first time with wife, so i want it to be a pleasant and memorable with very little risk/adventure.

      14 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 8:53 PM
    • Need help in planning Sikkim trip for 3/ 4 full days

      State of Sikkim Dec 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      Hi
      I plan to visit Sikkim in first week of February 2015.

      Have 3 or 4 full days to spend in Sikkim.

      Can someone help plan out or advise on places I shall visit if I land on Bagdogra airport on say, Feb 5 afternoon 3 pm around. And want to fly back either Feb 9 or Feb 10, afternoon.

      Can I visit Gangtok and Pelling in these 3 or 4 days in a relaxed mode or will it be too less time to squeeze everything within such a time frame.

      Can't stay beyond Feb 10 at max.

      Please advise soon.

      Thank You.

      7 Answers Dec 31, 2014 at 4:42 AM
    • Visit Sikkim in February Last Week of February

      Gangtok Dec 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

      Hello Folks, I m planning to visit Sikkim in the last week of February with my wife. We would like to visit monasteries, possibly stay away from the crowded places. We want to sometime alone but with nature. We would like to stay with local families in homely environment. So can you recommend me places that are generally not crowded, offer home stays with local cuisines and that can have small trails in the woods or along the hills. We are planning a trip for 7 days.

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 1:03 AM
    • Middle of February 2015 - Is it good time to visit Gangtok/Pelling??

      Gangtok Dec 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Hi I want to visit Gangtok coming this February most probably in Middle or end..So I want to know is it good time to visit there and what would be the condition there roads/snow etc. ?? Also I want few hotel names with contacts near MG Marg(fair rates)...

      Thank you,

    • Travelling to Gangtok from Dec 21st to Dec 24th

      Gangtok Nov 26, 2014 at 3:15 AM

      Hi,

      We have planned for a trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Dec 21st to Dec 24th,We are a adult of 4 members and 1 child,4 years old.We ll be reaching NJP on Dec 21st morning 07:30am,We have planned to stay in Gangtok until 23rd morning and then leave to Darjeeling and stay in Darjeeling until 24th afternoon and then catch the train at NJP evening at 24th 08:00pm.

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM
    • travel itenary

      Gangtok Sep 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Good evening guys,

      This is my first time i am appreciating this website.
      I am planning my vacation in last week of October with my family. I want to go to Gangtok & Darjeeling . I am planning to book Rajdhani express for the travel. Rest is all clueless. As i am not known to this places before.Please assist me in this .I have few querries.
      1. Where should i go first gangtok or darjeeling ?
      2. How many days are enough for this two places ?
      3. What about sight seeing in this two places?

      Please assist me .
      Regards,
      Kapil

      5 Answers Dec 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM
    • Is travel to gangtok in September 1st week safe?

      Gangtok Aug 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Hi Friends
      I ve long planned a holiday to gangtok on September 1st 2014 with hubby n baby. Ld ve landed in bagdogra and taken the road to gangtok. This was basis some feedback tat it ld be totally dry. But now if I am not mistaken it's raining there as per weather reports. Ve read up a lot about sikkim and been waiting to see the place. But am not sure now. Pls does anyone know if there is a fear of landslide in the nest month period? Is it advisable to stick to the plan or sud we reschedule it?

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2014 at 1:51 AM
    • climatic condition

      State of Sikkim Aug 20, 2014 at 4:27 AM

      i m travelling sikkim (gangtok & north sikkim) between 7th oct nd 14th oct. i would like to know abt climatic conditions. and also things very essential to carry on trip to these places in this month

      4 Answers Aug 22, 2014 at 5:16 AM
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      Nepal border from Bagdogra airport

      Gangtok Aug 7, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      We are group of 15 travellers visiting Gangtok in 1st week of Oct 14. Upon landing at Bagdogra airport on 2nd Oct 14, we dont want to spend time in travelling to Gangtok and checking in at the hotel in evening.

      Can you please advice how far is Nepal border from Bagdogra airport. Quite contraditory information is available in various websites with distance ranging from 25 kms to 527 kms. If Nepal border is quite near (say 25 kms - 50 kms), can you please guide on :
      1. What is visa fee for entry into Nepal - we dont intend to spend more than 1-2 hours there
      2. Any local market that we can visit on the border
      3. Can Visa formalities be done on the border check-post
      4. Any other suggestion you feel would be good for us.

      6 Answers Aug 9, 2014 at 11:09 PM
    • Planning to go Gangtok from Kolkata 27/9 to 4/10

      Gangtok Jul 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I'm to going to Gangtok on 27/9/14 from Kolkata and returning to Kolkata on 4/10/14. So i want to know how do i plan my tour so i can travel the most of the places there...?? please tell me where should i stay for how many nights/days and can i go to Gangtok directly from NJP by any shared car or bus?? please help me

      7 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 7:08 AM
    • Is February a good month to visit North Sikkim

      State of Sikkim Jun 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      I was planning to visit North Sikkim for honeymoon in mid of February,2015 for 8 days, 9 nights. Can anyone tell me is it a good time to visit North Sikkim in 3rd week of February? Can anyone suggest me what kind of travel plan will be better. I have planned like the below mentioned way :
      Gangtok->Lachen->Thangu->chopta valley->Lachung->Yumthang Valley->zero point.
      Please suggest some idea or how I can make a good plan as i have good no of days in my hand.
      In February is it possible to visit most of the places as many of the road might be blocked.Please help me out.

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 2:23 AM
    • Sikkim travel in July

      State of Sikkim Jun 12, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      hi..planning to visit Sikkim in early July...keen to visit gangtok, travel to Tsongo lake, and Pelling...would this be a good time or would monsoon be in full swing...am fine with a few hours of rain and heading and hoping the sightseeing can be possible and continue

      5 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 12:11 AM
    • North Eastern Region Tour - Kolkata,Darjeeling & Sikkim Advice Fast Plz!!

      State of Sikkim Jun 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      Hello Guys !!

      First of all I like this site very much and finally Today I Register on it!!

      Actually , In this Summer I want to make a tour with my family in north eastern region for first time.We re total 9 members. I
      want to visit Kolkata, Darjeeling and Sikkim .So my first time I don't know too much about places to visit
      in this region . Due to summer I want a cold regions to visit choicely first!!, So you have better
      experience please guide me

      So , Finally,
      I have 10 days , i.e 16th June 2014 To 26th June 2014 I have Booked some tickets , i.e

      Starts From Delhi
      1. Delhi to Kolkata flight - 16th June Morning
      2. Kolkata to bagdogra - 19th June morning
      3. New Jalpaiguri To Howrah Jn Train - 1A on 25th June night
      4. Kolkata To Delhi - 26th June on evening

      Actually , I don't Know too much , so please
      advice me on it,
      How many days I will visit Kolkata and Darjeeling or Sikkim and I don't know about places to see
      please also advice me on it , so I visit more like peiling etc which I read on Internet .And More like Beautiful places And Any restrictions are in sikkim for indians ,please also state that one,Please Eagerly Response it

      As likely I also read some threads that in June darjeeling and Sikkim are rainy and landslides.Hey!! no problem for rain because I bored with hot summer of Delhi and my regions too with 48 Celsius temp & also my holidays only in june..But I worried about landslides , is that dangerous , even then I cancel my whole tickets ,please reply too eagerly.

      Thanks in Advance

      8 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 2:24 AM
    • North Eastern Region Tour - Kolkata,Darjeeling & Sikkim Advice!!

      State of Sikkim Jun 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hello Guys !!

      First of all I like this site very much and finally Today I Register on it!!

      Actually , In this Summer I want to make a tour with my family in north eastern region for first time.We re total 9 members. I
      want to visit Kolkata, Darjeeling and Sikkim .So my first time I don't know too much about places to visit
      in this region . Due to summer I want a cold regions to visit choicely first!!, So you have better
      experience please guide me

      So , Finally,
      I have 10 days , i.e 16th June 2014 To 26th June 2014 I have Booked some tickets , i.e

      Starts From Delhi
      1. Delhi to Kolkata flight - 16th June Morning
      2. Kolkata to bagdogra - 19th June morning
      3. New Jalpaiguri To Howrah Jn Train - 1A on 25th June night
      4. Kolkata To Delhi - 26th June on evening

      Actually , I don't Know too much , so please
      advice me on it,
      How many days I will visit Kolkata and Darjeeling or Sikkim and I don't know about places to see
      please also advice me on it , so I visit more like peiling etc which I read on Internet .And More like Beautiful places And Any restrictions are in sikkim for indians ,please also state that one,Please Eagerly Response it

      As likely I also read some threads that in June darjeeling and Sikkim are rainy and landslides.Hey!! no problem for rain because I bored with hot summer of Delhi and my regions too with 48 Celsius temp & also my holidays only in june..But I worried about landslides , is that dangerous , even then I cancel my whole tickets ,please reply too eagerly.

      Thanks in Advance

    • tour to Gangtok and 4 days at darjeeling

      Gangtok Jun 3, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      Hi I am Sanjiv from Mumbai and planning a tour from 7th to 15th June.
      I am reaching Bagdogra on 7th June and will be staying at Gangtok till 11th and move to darjeeling on 11th and will be leaving on 15th afternoon.

      Please suggest the site seeing plan. Though the hotel booking is already done I am modify for a day or two.

      Please advise.

      regards

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 8:26 AM
    • Sikkim in July end

      State of Sikkim May 27, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Hello, Iam travelling to Sikkim with my friends in the last week of July ( 26th- 31st).

      Can someone suggest which are the parts of Sikkim that I can travel at that time. Will the monsoons be really bad even during that part of July ?

      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 4:25 AM
    • speciality

      Gangtok May 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      what is gangtok famous for or what are its specialities

      5 Answers May 14, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Want to travel in SIKKIM n Feb,2015

      State of Sikkim May 13, 2014 at 2:59 AM

      I was planning to visit sikkim for honeymoon in mid of february,2015 for 8 days, 9 nights. I want to give preference to North Sikkim. Can anyone suggest me what kind of travel plan will be better. I have planned like the below mentioned way :
      Gangtok->Lachen->Thangu->chopta valley->Lachung->Yumthang Valley->zero point.
      Please suggest.
      And do i really need to contact with a travel agency??I want to visit & plan on my own. Suppose I went to a place and wanted to stay there. Is it possible?

      8 Answers Dec 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM
    • Can Lachung and Yungtham done in one day from Gangtok?

      Gangtok May 12, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      we are going to Gangtok in month of June, for 3 nights and 4 days, can we see Nathula and Lachung in 3 days

      4 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 5:43 AM
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      Travelling to gangtok in june

      Gangtok May 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      Hi,
      my husband and i plan to visit gangtok sometime during mid june.
      what are the activities that we could look forward to(During the day and later in the evening)?

      Also, what would the temperature be like?
      The trip may be between 5-7 days. would be great if someone could suggest a list of must do's for this city.

      Mayuri

      7 Answers May 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM
    • Travelling from Bagdogra airport to gangtok/pellingby budget transport

      Gangtok May 6, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      Is there SNT bus service or share taxi from airport to gangtok and pelling ? If our plane reaches say at around 5 p.m. can we proceed for Gangtok /pelling at that time ? If not, what's the alternative pl.

      5 Answers May 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM
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      Food & Cuisine

      State of Sikkim Apr 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      fun traditional food and wine of the local-ites in gangtok and darjeeling that must be tried?
      And also the restaurants that offer them .

      1 Answer Apr 14, 2014 at 8:44 AM
    • Iternariy

      State of Sikkim Apr 11, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Hi,

      With the below plan can I pre-book the hotels and take shared Taxis for these places or do I need to book only 2N/3D packages for Gangtok - Lachen - Gurudormarg lake - Lachung - Yumthang - Gangtok only????

      If its only shared taxis how much it cost now for below itinerary???

      Day 1 -Apr 16th - Arrival at Bagdogra – Gangtok.

      Day 2 - Gangtok - Tshangu Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathu la - Gangtok

      Day 3: Transfer from Gangtok to Lachen, O/N stay

      Day 4: Day trip to Thangu, Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake, transfer to Lachung, O/N stay

      Day 5: Day trip to Yumthang Valley and Zero Point, transfer to Gangtok

      Day 6 -Apr 21st - Gangtok to – Bagdogra (12:45pm flight)

      Please advice....

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      Gangtok visit - 2nd to 5th Oct

      Gangtok Apr 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Hi,

      We are a group of 14-15 people traveling to Gangtok during 1st week of Oct. Would really appreciate if you can help me clarify some aspects which can help us plan the trip well.

      1. Does mid-sized transport vehicles like Tempo Traveller etc ply in this region given tough road conditions ?

      2. We are quite keen to visit Tiger Hills during dawn inspite it being bit over-rated. How much would it take to travel from Gangtok to Tiger Hills ?

      3. We did check out white water rafting on river Teesta. With winder chipping in during the planned visit month, would this be unduly adventurous ? How far is this place from Gangtok city ?

      4. Can we visit Tsangmo lake and Nathu La pass in one go ? Would all the travelers need to carry their passports ? How many hours typically it takes for this visit - approx ? Is getting permit for the pass very challenging ?

      Look forward to hear from you.

      Regards,
      Jalpesh

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM
    • Travelling to nathula pass with kids in may, is it safe

      Gangtok Apr 5, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      We are a family of 4 adults and 4 kids (aged 14, 10, 6 and 2.5 yrs ) . We are planning for a trip to Gangtok and darjeeling from may 19th (Monday) to 24th (saturday) , we will be reaching njp on 19th morning and have booked a train to kolkatta from njp on 24th night.
      Please help with the itenery and also wanted to know if it is safe to travel to nathula pass with kids.

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 1:58 AM
    • suitable time to visit gangtok

      Gangtok Apr 4, 2014 at 6:24 AM

      is it right time to visit gangtok darjeeling & Jalpaiguri in month of may?

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 5:14 AM