Gangtok Travel Tips: 8 Essential Things One Must Remember To Have A Safe Trip To This Little Town!

Gangtok Travel Tips: 8 Essential Things One Must Remember To Have A Safe Trip To This Little Town!

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8 Essential Gangtok Travel Tips

Here are some of the must things to remember before you go to Gangtok and enjoy a stress-free, safe and happening journey.

1. Know About All The Permits Required

There are many restricted areas located in Gangtok-Sikkim where the travelers will be required to show the ID proofs. One would need a Protected Area Permit (both Indian and foreigner) which will give access to these restricted places. There is the Restricted area permit (only for foreigners) which is issued for around 60 days. Though foreigners, NRI’s or OCI’s are not allowed to travel to the Gurudongmar lake and Nathula Pass which lies at the Indo-China border. Only Indians have issued a pass to enter this region through a tour operator of Sikkim Government.
Documents Required: ID proof (Passport/Voters card/Adhaar Card), INR 200/- per person Permit cost

2. Keep Yourself Warm

If you are looking for travel tips about Gangtok then you must know that the weather in Gangtok remains cold throughout the year, thus it is always recommended to carry proper woolens no matter when you plan. You might also need woolens to keep yourself warm even during summer while you go hiking or trekking at higher altitudes.

3. Respect The Culture

There are many monasteries situated in Gangtok and it is very necessary to adhere to the rules and respect the culture and traditions of the place. If you’re visiting Gangtok during any cultural festival, then make sure to not offend the customs of the locals and dress appropriately.

4. Stay Safe During Adventure Activities

Stay Safe During Adventure Activities
Gangtok is a place which is a haven for the adventure junkies. From trekking, hiking to paragliding, there are a lot of adventure activities to experience. When you’re planning to try out these activities, make sure to always consider to book these activities with a licensed tour operator who will provide all the safety gears and equipment.


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