1) Which is the best time to visit Sikkim?
The opinions are divided based on your choice of seasons but we recommend months between October to January so you can view snowfall and clear view of mountains. And if pleasant summers interest you, another timeline from March to June is open for you. Avoid the monsoonal months due to slippery roads or chances of any disaster.
2) How much time is required to visit Sikkim?
Of course, your preference comes first and our customization will follow the way. A basic set of 7-10 days can make you visit most of the attractions of Sikkim.
3) How do I plan north Sikkim tour?
You can start the tour by booking tickets to either Pakyong Airport of Sikkim, Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway station to begin at first. From arrival location, you can make a preference of the attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Lachen, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley etc. in an order. These destinations are linked by various scenic views and catchy places en route. You can plan the visit on your own or ask us to assist you with the best of the offers.
4) What is there to see in Sikkim?
Sikkim has a plethora of attractions to offer to its visitors. This land of Monasteries will welcome you to places like Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung, Yumthang etc. to enable the experience of deep green valleys, frozen lakes, blooming seasonal flowers, hot springs to dip in, passes to explore for and obviously, view the heights of Kanchenjunga. Activities like trekking, bird watching, cable car ride and mountain biking will also follow your way.
5) How can I go to Sikkim from Chennai?
Air, Train and Roads connect Chennai to Sikkim well. The choice of mode of transportation will depend upon personal preferences. Though flights can be taken to save a huge span of time but trains and long drives on road will be an adventurous part of life crossing through different climates and vegetations.
6) When can we see snow in Sikkim?
The winter season welcomes snow in most of the parts of Sikkim. Covered in white snow, the minimum temperature could be at 4°C. So, choose the visit in the month of January and February to make snowballs in the land of Sikkim.
7) How can I visit Nathula Pass?
A prior permit shall be obtained at the cost of Rs. 200 only along with 2 Passport size photographs and a valid ID proof. This pass could be obtained by applying at Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can also ask for our assistance to know and book further.
8) What is the best time to visit North Sikkim?
It is best to visit North Sikkim in the months of March to June in the shade of pleasant weather. And if snowfall with low temperatures is your preferences, choose January and February for the visit.
9) What are the places to visit in Sikkim in 4 days?
4 days are a good timeline to visit Sikkim. You must include Tsomgo Lake, NathuLa Pass, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang valley, Zuluk and Gangtok in the itinerary while covering the famous Buddhist monasteries in between.
10) Can we visit Sikkim in December?
Why not? In fact, Winters in Sikkim are pretty beautiful. Make sure you are packed with appropriate clothing and aware of the news regarding any natural disaster that could occur like landslides or heavy snowfall.
11) What is the famous food of Sikkim?
Sikkim has famous foods like Thukpa which is a noodle based soup filled with vegetables or meat. Momos are another loving dish made by all flour dough and stuffed with minced meat, cheese or vegetables. Post-filling, momos are steamed. Another addition in the list is Phagshapa and they are made up of pork, radishes and chillies stewed combined.
12) Which part of Sikkim is best?
We would say, Sikkim is best as a whole but places like Gangtok, Pelling, NathuLa pass, Lachung, Lachen, Ravangla, Yuksom and Yumthang valley are one the best parts of Sikkim. The unmatched sight of Kanchenjunga, curvy roads and abode of heavenly clouds would make your route interesting with every passing moment.
13) What does Sikkim mean?
Sikkim in Tibetan language means ‘valley of rice’. The Bhutia tribes of Sikkim call it Beyul Demazong, whose literal meaning is ‘the hidden valley of rice’ whereas ‘paradise’ is meant by the term used by Lepcha tribes.
14) How can I go to Sikkim?
Sikkim is well connected by Air, Rail and Road from all the major cities of India. The newly inaugurated airport, Pakyong airport, New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri railway stations and local bus stand in Sikkim is readily available for the arrival and departure from any part of the nation.
15) How go to Sikkim from Guwahati?
You can fly to Sikkim airport from Guwahati in an hour or so. If you want to take a train, it will help you to reach in 10 hours or a take a bus/taxi to reach in around 12 hours.
16) Is it safe to visit Sikkim now?
Oh Yes!!! Right now, Sikkim is drenched in the pleasant weather and ready to welcome the travellers with open hands. Moreover, Sikkim is a relatively safe and quiet place as compared to dwindling situations in regional surroundings.
17) Can we see snow in Sikkim in May?
Sikkim is a small state but home to one of the highest peaks of the world. Gangtok will not experience snowfall during the month of May. But if you plan to climb high at places like Lachung, Lachen, Gurudongmar lake, Changu, Zero point, yumthang valley and NathuLa pass, you may experience light to moderate snow sheets in the area.
18) Is there snow in Nathula Pass in June?
Since we are aware that June is an oncoming monsoon month, snowfall is found only at the peaks that can only be viewed from far. To experience snow at NathuLa pass, visit during the months of February to April.
19) Which is the biggest district of Sikkim?
In terms of area and population, Gangtok is termed as the biggest district of Sikkim amongst 4 present. Mangan, Gamchi and Geyzing continue to complete it.
20) Which is the best time to visit Nathula Pass?
Best time to visit NathuLa is April- June-mid and October-November for an amazing experience of pleasant summers and commencement of winter.
21) Which day Nathula Pass is closed?
Monday and Tuesday are only 2 days of the week when NathuLa is closed for visitors.
22) Why Sikkim is not included in Seven Sisters?
Since Sikkim is geographically not a contiguous portion of the other seven sisters of Northeast & separated by chicken’s neck corridor, holds a quite different ethnicity and political conditions, it is not included in the list of Seven Sisters.
23) Does Sikkim have an airport?
Oh well Yes!!! For an easy and swift reach to this beautiful heaven, recently Pakyong Airport was inaugurated as the 100th airport of the country. Well, Sikkim just got lucky! And so are the travellers.
24) Is Nathula Pass open in December?
Mostly, Yes will be the answer but this chilly weather has to be dealt with good warm clothes and thick boots. Before you leave, make sure you make yourself aware of the roadblock conditions due to snowfall.