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Frequently Asked Questions

There are two major tourist attractions in North Sikkim, namely Lachung and Lachen which are located at a distance of 120 km from Gangtok and it takes around 5-6 hours to reach these places from Gangtok as the roads are narrow.

No, Nathula Pass remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays of every week for all tourists.

No, Indian Nationals do not require a permit to visit Sikkim. However, there are certain places (like Tsomgo Lake, Baba MAndir, Nathula Pass, Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley) for which all Indian tourists have to obtain an Inner Line Permit which is arranged by the local tour operator.

Sikkim is all-year round destination, except the rainy months of July and August. However, to get a clear view of the mountain range and snow, October to March is the best time to come. And in case you want a witness snowfall, then January to March are the best months. If you want to beat the heat, then most of the tourists visit in the months between April to June.

Pakyong Airport is the newest airport of Sikkim (around 30 km from Gangtok). However, there is very less flight connectivity at the moment and moreover the flights do get cancelled on a regular basis. Hence, it is recommended to book your flights to Bagdogra Airport (around 5 hours drive from Gangtok) which is well connected with all the major cities of India.

Sikkim is well connected by all modes of transport (air, rail, and road). The nearest airport is Pakyong Airport (30 km from Gangtok) and Bagdogra Airport (120 km from Gangtok). The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (120 km from Gangtok)

Yes, there is snowfall in the high altitude regions of Sikkim including Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Gurudongmar Lake, and Yumthang Valley. It snows usually between the months of December end to March.