Gangtok is a city that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor. Its natural beauty, cultural diversity, and warm hospitality make it a destination that you’ll want to return to again and again. Whether you’re seeking adventure in the Himalayas, exploring ancient monasteries, or simply enjoying the local cuisine, Gangtok offers a world of experiences that will stay with you long after you’ve left this enchanting city.
Gangtok 3 Night 4 Days Itinerary
Day 1 – As you will arrive at NJP (Siliguri) or Bagdogra Airport (Siliguri), you to transfer you to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On your journey to Gangtok (5,500 Feet), you will be passing through rolling tea plantations up and down the hill. Overnight dinner and stay at Gangtok hotel.
Day 2 – After morning breakfast and go for a sightseeing tour. As per your itinerary, today you will be visiting Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 6 hours). Dinner and overnight stay at Gangtok hotel.
Day 3 –
After breakfast early, you will be visiting Tsomgo Lake (12,400 Feet), a high-altitude lake that is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist. After spending few minutes at the lake, you will visit the Baba Mandir (13,200 Feet). Dinner and Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 4 –
After breakfast, Check out and embark on a drive from hotel to reach New Jalpaiguri railway station (Siliguri) or Bagdogra Airport (Siliguri). Your arrival at railway station or airport will mark the end of the tour.
Tour and Services ends
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit
To explore protected areas in Sikkim, tourists are required to apply for a Protected Area Permit (PAP) in the prescribed format.
Documents Required for Protect Area Permit (PAP) For Indian
- Voters ID/Driving license
- 2 passport size photos
- For children below 18 years of age, a birth certificate is mandatory. It’s important to note that an Aadhaar card cannot be used as a substitute as it doesn’t have an issue or expiry date.
Documents Required for Protected Area Permit (PAP) For Foreigners
- Photocopy of Valid Passport
- Indian Visa
- 2 Passport Size Photo Along with Their Original Documents
Protected and Restricted Areas Permits in Sikkim
Being a border state that shares boundaries with Tibet (China), Sikkim requires foreigners to obtain an Inner Line Permit before entering the region. This permit, also known as the Restricted Area Permit, is mandatory for visiting certain areas in North and West Sikkim. Even Indian nationals are required to obtain the permit to access these protected areas in Sikkim.
Here are some of the popular places in Sikkim that require a special permit to visit:
In East District of Sikkim
- Tsongo – Baba Mandir
- Nathula Pass
In West District of Sikkim
- Dzongri Trek
- Singalila Trek
In North District of Sikkim
- North District
- Thangu – Chopta Valley
- Green Lake Trek
In South District of Sikkim
Restricted Area Permit is required for trekking anywhere in the South District.
Alpine Mountaineering Expedition permit is required for-
- TinchenKhang 5603 metres (West Sikkim)
- Jopuno 5935m (West Sikkim)
- Freys peak 5830m (West Sikkim)
- Lama Angden 5868m (North Sikkim)
- Brum Khangse 5433m (North Sikkim)
Restricted Places in Sikkim Where Foreigners are Not Permitted to Enter
By obtaining the necessary permits, visitors can experience the beauty of these restricted areas while ensuring their safety and adherence to regulations.