Enjoy the glorious land of Sikkim

Essential Information of Sikkim

Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
Tourism in Sikkim

Rated 4.1/5 (based on 1371 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit

Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec

Ideal Duration

5 - 6 Days

Visa

On Arrival

Starting from

Rs. 5,500
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure

Essential Information of Sikkim

Food

Satisfy your taste buds with some delicious food of Sikkim where the varied tastes and specialities create a unique dining experience. There are a variety of Sikkim traditional foods like Thenthuk, Momos, Thukpa, Phagshapa, Sael Roti, Niguru with Churpi, Gundruk, and others. Phagshapa is one speciality that you must try as it is made using just prok, radish and red chillies and is a delicious treat. 

If you have more of a sweeth tooth, gorge on the Sael Roti that is made of rice flour. If you want a taste of a homemade dish, try eating the local fiddlehead fern Niguru with churpi (sour cheese) that has a delectable taste.

After filling your tummy, wash down your food with some local beer called Chang that is made by fermenting millet using yeast. Sip on this delicious treat from a bamboo receptacle using a bamboo pipe. This can be a bit strong so remember to drink at your own pace and ease.

Shopping

Shopaholics will have a gala time picking up souvenirs at the local markets and bazaars of Sikkim where the different cultures and tastes give rise to a variety of items and handicrafts. Some popular markets you can go to are Lall Market, The Old Market, New Market and MG Road. 

Some of the popular items you can pick up from these markets include carved relief 'Choktse' furniture, Lepcha weave bags, Damru, Tibetan Thangka paintings, wooden and bamboo artifacts. dresses, shawls, knitted garments and blankets. A popular item you should definitely pick up are the carved metal 'Dragon sets' that are teeming with precious stones. If you go near Tibet Hotel, you can buy trade jewelry and holy objects at the curio shops here. Also pick up some world famous Sikkim Tea, by the trademark of  ‘Khangchendzonga' and 'Solja'.

Scour the markets for such traditional items like Prayer Wheels and Tibetan crockery (teapots, mugs and vases), food items like Yak’s Cheese and Cherry Liquor, woollen gear  like ski caps, mufflers and gloves as well as Nepali music CDs.

Weather

You can plan a trip to Sikkim at any time of the year as the weather of Sikkim stays pleasant and cool throughout. Even in summers, the temperature does fall low and the maximum has never gone beyond 25 degrees Celsius.

The best time to visit Sikkim is generally during the summer season from April to June where the temperature generally ranges from 5 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius. The weather stays cool and can often fall pretty low so it is a good idea to keep warm clothes with you. This is also the best time to go on sightseeing tours of the monasteries, lakes and valleys.

Monsoons generally last from July to September and there are heavy rain showers throughout. The maximum temperature generally stays around 15 degrees Celsius and the minimum stays around 4 degrees Celsius. This area is prone to landslides during this time so you should avoid visiting here during this season.

Winters start from October and last till March and the temperature falls as low as -5 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect weather to go snowboarding and skiing as the entire area is draped in snow and the surroundings look beautiful and lush.

Festivals

Witness the kaleidoscopic riot of colors during the festivals and fests in the pristine and scenic lands of the Northeastern Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim. The heartwarming traditions, the rustic beliefs and the diversified culture make this destination a land of varied festivities.

If you visit Sikkim during May and the beginning of June you will be able to enjoy some grand and vibrant festivals of Sikkim. Some festivals that are definitely worth attending are the Saga Dawa, Tharpu Monsoon Festival, Gangtok Winter Festival, Losar Festival  and many more.

Out of these, the Saga Dawa festival is one of the important festivals of Sikkim as three major occasions associated with Buddha are celebrated. These are the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment of the Lord Buddha and Buddha achieving nirvana. This festival is generally celebrated around the end of May and early June. During this festival, the Mahayana Buddhists visit the monasteries and offer butter lamps.

Also make sure you witness the Sikkimese New Year; also known as ‘Sonam Losar’ where the farmers celebrate their harvest. You will also get to watch enjoyable lama dances where the evil spirits are expelled and the good spirits are welcomed.


Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 18,278/-₹ 21,816/-

    • Darjeeling
    • Gangtok
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingPrivate CabAirport Pickup-Drop

  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 7,749/-₹ 8,244/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 2D & 1N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 8,249/-₹ 8,870/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 10,506/-₹ 11,673/-

    • Pelling
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,365/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,365/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,365/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,500/-₹ 12,500/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,500/-₹ 12,234/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • West Bengal ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,625/-₹ 12,500/-

    • Darjeeling
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 12,257/-₹ 13,469/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • West Bengal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 12,257/-₹ 13,469/-

    • Darjeeling
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 12,369/-₹ 13,445/-

    • Pelling
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 13,132/-₹ 14,431/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 13,132/-₹ 14,431/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • West Bengal ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 14,560/-₹ 15,999/-

    • Darjeeling
    • Gangtok
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 15,281/-₹ 16,431/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 5 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • West Bengal ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 15,321/-₹ 16,836/-

    • Darjeeling
    • Gangtok
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • Sikkim ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 15,499/-₹ 16,847/-

    • Gangtok
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

  • West Bengal ( 5D & 4N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 16,635/-₹ 18,280/-

    • Darjeeling
    • Gangtok
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingStay IncludedTransfers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    View All
    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      This was my first trip with Travel Triangle and I am glad that I choose Zippi Trip for my travel arrangements. Sanjeev Sharma was quite proactive in all his communications and he maintained complete transparency while booking hotels and cab. Vouchers were delivered as soon as payment was done. Milan - our cab driver for Sikkim part of the tour ensured our safety at high altitudes and was jovial. I will definitely recommend Zippi Trip to all of my friends! Keep up the good work!
      BK

      Bhargav Kashyap

      Mysuru, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Tourpedia people very helpful but hotel and staff service is very very poor Pelling skywalk
      KS

      Kotak Saurabh

      Lucknow, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Sikkim- truly paradise on heaven. Our trip was awesome and we all enjoyed thoroughly. We were able to cover most of the important places during our trip. Thanks to trips to nature. Especially raj for arranging the itinerary, shantanu for coordinating our trip. Loads of love from us. Our main objective was to visit north sikkim, gurudongmar lake and zero point. Unfortunately lachrn roaf was closed due to land slide, so we couldn't visit gurudongmar. But tripstonature team (shantanu) made immediate changes in our itinerary and included zuluk. Though it was a good location, due to heavy rain and fog we couldn't see anything in zuluk and nathang valley. Rest all were amazing places and we were lucky enough to see all the spots like river rafting, budda park, nathulla pass, tsong lakr, baba mandir, waterfalls, zero point, yumthang valley etc. Still i regret for not visiting gurudongmar lake, hopefully we will make one more trip to north sikkim to cover this regret. Hotels were not that satisfactory, gangtok stay was good, lachung and aritar was ok ok. Regarding extra payments to additional places like nathula(4000), zero point(4000), nathang valley(2500) could have included in the package.rest all were fine in the trip. Thanks team for providing us this wonderful experience and keep up this spirit. All the drivers provided to us were exceptionally good and friendly.we had very good interaction with them. We were fortunate to experience snow in zero point. Thanx to our driver (milan) for taking extra efforts to make that possible for us. Arny had closed that road due to some vips visiting but we waited for almost 1 hr and driver shown patience for that.
      SS

      Shafeeq Shas

      Chennai, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Best trip ever any thanks to Rakesh for his super awesome management and services. We got the best hotel on each stay and best drivers for entire trip. Drivers were friendly, helpful and had excellent driving skills. Due to this we haven't faced any issue in entire trip . We have never seen these many waterfalls and flowers in our entire life. Especially thanks to Trips to Nature Team
      SS

      Subhankar Saha

      Mumbai, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Deepak was our point of contact during the trip and he is very responsive at any times. We booked only taxi for our trip and he provided me the best. Also he upgraded the vehicle on the first day of my trip. He did follow ups every day for two times atleast. I would recommend this travels based on my experience. Also Nisha is the person who took care of payments and point of contact before the trip. She was very good at her work. Thanks again.
      RC

      Ravi Chandra Kodur

      Hyderabad, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Hotel at Gangtok Valley vista resort was not good however at Darjeeling Udaan zimbala was very good. Timely pick up and drop.
      SK

      Suresh Kumar Gupta

      Jaipur, 10 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Travel agent taken money for candle light dinner but didn't provided the service.
      Am

      Amitshirlekar

      Hyderabad, 11 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Over all it was good but not satisfied staying at gangtok Aurora. Nathula,waterfalls at gangtok and Zoo at Dargeeling.
      KD

      Kumar Dineshwar

      Bihar 841203, 12 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      I faced a problem on the first day of the trip, we reached airport but Trips to Nature didn't arrange any cab for us to reach to the hotel, after waiting for few hours they arrange different cab and drop us to thet hotel. Apart from this all trip schedule is well managed
      AG

      Aditya Gampawar

      Nagpur, 12 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      It was a really a good tour package with Travel Triangle and travelx365.com. Every thing was organised properly .We whole family enjoyed trip very much. Especially we thanks to Travelx 365, Miss Mamta who has coordinated with us during whole trip . If in our future if we plan for any tour program I will give you the 1st preference & also suggest my friend or relative to give you a chance if they plan for tour
      An

      Anilpeter

      Patna, 12 days ago

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Sikkim

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.

    Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.

    Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.

    The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.

    Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.

    How It Works

    1
    Personalise This Package
    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
    2
    Get Multiple Quotes
    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
    3
    Book The Best Deal
    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.

    Corporate Office:

    Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited

    Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,

    Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,

    Gurugram -122015,Haryana

    Landline: 1800 123 5555

    Connect with us on :

    Payment Options

    Made with

    in India

    All rights reserved © 2019