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    • 6 days' Itinerary planning help needed urgently.

      State of Sikkim Oct 3, 2016 at 11:10 PM

      Hi All,

      Pls help me prepare a 6 days' itinerary for my Sikkim trip.

      Traveler type : Solo, Indian male
      Time duration : 6 days (17 oct morning to 22 oct evening)
      Itinerary type : Economic (since solo :) ) , Adventurous (like North Sikkim etc.)

      Other help needed :
      1) Permit related :
      A) how long does it take to get the permit to restricted areas ?
      B) Can I get this permit on my own without any agent's help ?

      2) Navigation & Stay related :
      A) How to navigate to various places of sightseeing on an economic budget ?
      B) Any leads for night stay at economic budget are welcome ?

      3) Any other tips/tricks that I should know before my Sikkim trip are also welcome.

      Thanks in advance !

      Cheers :)

    • Visiting in july- precautions to take

      by CYRILjeeva Online Now Jun 25, 2016 at 9:49 AM

      I'm on honey moon to Gangtok in July. Kindly advise precautions to take. Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 3:59 AM
    • is it good to visit now?

      by Saugataryal Online Now Jun 10, 2016 at 2:54 AM

      Hy, me and 3 of my friends are planning to visit sikim on 14 june but we are unsure about the current climate there as the weather forecast shows it is raining through out the month. Can someone from there let me know how the climate is. weather it is foggy or not. And is it good to visit now or should we come later. Especially it is raining or not.

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2016 at 4:07 AM
    • Gangtok sightseeing

      by MayurD1 Online Now Apr 17, 2016 at 2:22 AM

      Hi, we are family of four + 2 children age of 11yrs planning to go Gangtok from April 22-24th 2016,I would like to know below details

      1.Places we must see in gangtok
      2.I would like to know taxi fare from bagdogra airport to sterling resorts in Gangtok.
      3,do u suggest any tour operator for sightseeing or we can check with our hotel
      4.Whether we need to carry woolen clothes
      5. Whom we should contact to get permission for visiting natula pass

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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      9th March to 13th March Gangtok Trip

      by NILANJANMAJUMDAR85 Online Now Feb 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM

      Hey folks, I'm like only a day old on this site. But loved the way how travellers interact and get their qns answered by experts who go the extra distance to help.

      So, here is my itinerary with which I wud love some help/info to begin with..

      Unfortunately, I wil b clubbing this trip with a wedding which I wil b attending in Kolkata and then from Sealdaha station catch a train on 9th up in NPG on 10th

      Travellers: 2 couples

      10th March:
      Taxi - 3hrs to Gangtok hotel - Hotel Greendale.
      Rest of the day - Gangtok sightseeing, MG market visit.

      11th March:
      Early wakeup n trip to watch the sunrise at Tashi viewpoint, move onto Nathula pass & Tsomgo lake, return back to Gangtok for night stay.

      12th March:
      Early wakeup, leave for Lachung -
      Question - can we return back to Gangtok hotel by eve on the same day?

      13th March:
      Leave in the morn from Gangtok to Baghdogra airport and back to Kolkata.

      Can I fit in anything more interesting?
      I know I ain't doing justice to the place in terms of the days...but wudMajumdar any suggestions / advice's...

      Nilanjan Majumdar

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2016 at 5:30 AM
    • Transport charges

      by UrmilaV Online Now May 30, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      we wl stay at iCAR Guest house at tadong, what will be the transportation charges from tadong to taxi stand, gangtok

    • North Sikkim & Gangtok Tour

      by shyam_murarka Online Now May 2, 2015 at 1:35 AM

      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

      1 Answer May 2, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      by akashyadav Online Now Mar 16, 2015 at 9:51 AM

      pls suggest me the cheapest hotel !!!

      1 Answer Mar 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM
    • where will I see snow?

      by UshaJain Online Now 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..

      by Vprasanna Online Now Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22 AM


      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
    • Visit Sikkim in February Last Week of February

      by ArjunKallawar Online Now 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.

      1 Answer Dec 20, 2014 at 12:27 AM
    • Middle of February 2015 - Is it good time to visit Gangtok/Pelling??

      by monamour020 Online Now 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

      by laksh_sw Online Now Nov 26, 2014 at 3:15 AM


      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 Nov 26, 2014 at 9:27 PM
    • travel itenary

      by koolkite_86 Online Now 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 .

      5 Answers Sep 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM
    • Is travel to gangtok in September 1st week safe?

      by LipsaHans Online Now 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
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      Nepal border from Bagdogra airport

      by JalpeshVakharia Online Now 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

      by monamour020 Online Now 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
    • tour to Gangtok and 4 days at darjeeling

      by SanjivPatankar Online Now 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.


      2 Answers Jun 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    • speciality

      by vyankatesh Online Now 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
    • Can Lachung and Yungtham done in one day from Gangtok?

      by BharatT Online Now 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 Sep 5, 2014 at 3:27 AM
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      Travelling to gangtok in june

      by mayurimohapatra Online Now May 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      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.


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

      by Naresh004 Online Now 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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      Gangtok visit - 2nd to 5th Oct

      by JalpeshVakharia Online Now Apr 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM


      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.


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

      by mmanisham Online Now 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

      by DattaC Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 6:24 AM

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

      4 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM
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      Gangtok sight-seeing

      by AnirbanG Online Now Mar 23, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      when I will reach gangtok, will I be able to find taxis for gangtok sightseeing ?

      4 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM
    • Gangtok-Darjeeling Mid June

      by shamitagarwal1706 Online Now Mar 11, 2014 at 6:38 AM


      We are planning for a trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok in June End 2014 for 5 adults.

      Below is the itenary:
      26th June : Bagdogra arrival at 1:00 PM. Transfer to Darjeeling
      27th June : Darjeeling tour ( Tiger Hills, Joy Ride and other city tour)
      28th June : Darjeeling to Gangtok via Namchi ( Char Dham)
      29th June : Gangtok Tsongo lake and Nathula Pass tour
      30th June : Gangtok local site tour
      1st July : Gangtok to NJP ( Train at 12:15 PM)

      Please suggest if this is the right time to visit the place.

      Shamit Agarwal

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM
    • gangtok tour details

      by shruthishivanand Online Now Jan 3, 2014 at 6:18 AM


      we are 9 adults 2 kids of 1 year and 4 year planning to visit gangtok-pelling-kailmpong-lachen and lachug-nathula pass-tsomog lake-yamthung valley-garudumar lake in the month of april 2nd, so i wanted to know how will the weather be in april.
      as we are carrying 1 year old child, will it be tolerabel cold for the 1 year old child, i kindly appreciate your reply

      3 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 5:08 AM
    • 4-5 days tour of Darjeeling and Sikkim

      by pulkitanchalia Online Now Dec 31, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      I am planning to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim in the month of April(3 apr-8apr). I know 4-5 days are very less to explorer sikkim but can't do much about it.

      Here is my schedule: Day 1(3 April): Reach Bagdogra airport around 1 p.m. then Darjeeling.Evening in Darjeeling. Day 2(4 April): Early morning go to Tiger Hill and also some local sightseeing then head to Pelling. Day 3(5 April): Spend half day in Pelling(i know it is less so will see few places) n leave for Gangtok.
      Day 4(6 April) and Day 5(7 april): Gangtok and nearby places.
      Day 6(8 April): to Bagdogra Airport

      Guys what you think? Any suggestions?


      4 Answers Jan 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      by mrniljal Online Now Dec 11, 2013 at 4:00 AM


      2 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM
    • Gangtok -Darjeeling tour in first week of december

      by mousarmah Online Now Nov 29, 2013 at 6:32 AM

      We 4 adults are going to Gangtok and Darjeeling on 4th december . Is this a bad time to visit? should we book travel agents before arriving there? suggest some gud economic hotels and travel agencies..what care is to be taken there?

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM