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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2017
Gangtok Itineraries  (5 Answers)

I am planning a 1 week trip to gangtok. Need a 6 days Itineraries of gangtok ASAP. Thank you.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2016
Visiting in july- precautions to take  (3 Answers)

I'm on honey moon to Gangtok in July. Kindly advise precautions to take. Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2016
is it good to visit now?  (3 Answers)

Hy, me and 3 of my friends are planning to visit sikim on 14 june but we are unsure about the current climate there as the weather forecast shows it is raining through out the month. Can someone from there let me know how the climate is. weather it is foggy or not. And is it good to visit now or should we come later. Especially it is raining or not.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
Gangtok sightseeing  (2 Answers)

Hi, we are family of four + 2 children age of 11yrs planning to go Gangtok from April 22-24th 2016,I would like to know below details

1.Places we must see in gangtok
2.I would like to know taxi fare from bagdogra airport to sterling resorts in Gangtok.
3,do u suggest any tour operator for sightseeing or we can check with our hotel
4.Whether we need to carry woolen clothes
5. Whom we should contact to get permission for visiting natula pass


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2016
9th March to 13th March Gangtok Trip  (2 Answers)

Hey folks, I'm like only a day old on this site. But loved the way how travellers interact and get their qns answered by experts who go the extra distance to help.

So, here is my itinerary with which I wud love some help/info to begin with..

Unfortunately, I wil b clubbing this trip with a wedding which I wil b attending in Kolkata and then from Sealdaha station catch a train on 9th night...land up in NPG on 10th

Travellers: 2 couples

10th March:
Taxi - 3hrs to Gangtok hotel - Hotel Greendale.
Rest of the day - Gangtok sightseeing, MG market visit.

11th March:
Early wakeup n trip to watch the sunrise at Tashi viewpoint, move onto Nathula pass & Tsomgo lake, return back to Gangtok for night stay.

12th March:
Early wakeup, leave for Lachung -
Question - can we return back to Gangtok hotel by eve on the same day?

13th March:
Leave in the morn from Gangtok to Baghdogra airport and back to Kolkata.

Can I fit in anything more interesting?
I know I ain't doing justice to the place in terms of the days...but wudMajumdar any suggestions / advice's...

Thanks
Nilanjan Majumdar


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2015
Transport charges

we wl stay at iCAR Guest house at tadong, what will be the transportation charges from tadong to taxi stand, gangtok


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2015
North Sikkim & Gangtok Tour  (1 Answer)

I planned to visit Gangtok in May 2015 for 6N/7D. My wish to visit North Sikkim for 2N/3days, then one day sight seeing at Gangtok , next day to Sanghu lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass , next day returning.

a) Kindly advice whether this will be appropriate time to visit North Sikkim considering the recent earthquakes.

b) If not advisable, kindly suggest any other place to visit during this time.

c) Any tour operator number for North Sikkim visit and gangtok sightseeing.

d) Any specific thing I need to carry

e) Whether i need to carry all woolen clothes


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2015
CHEAP AND BEST HOTEL  (1 Answer)

pls suggest me the cheapest hotel !!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2015
where will I see snow?  (4 Answers)

I'm traveling to gangtok in may wth family.will my kids b able to play in snow at tht time.if so please suggest the place.thank u in advanve.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2015
Sikkim travel in feb 1st week..  (14 Answers)

Hi,

I am new to VT and found it quite helpful for traveller's guide. My maiden trip with my wife to N-E of india is coming up in feb 1st week. I am a lot excited and a bit anxious too about it. Based on my info here and there, I have made the following iteneirary. Can somebody please review/suggest upon it.

31st Jan - Saturday:
We arrive at bagdogra by 4 PM. Considering that Pelling/ Gangtok both will take atleast 5 hrs to reach, I would like to spend that day at bagdogra and relax so that next day we can start early.

1st Feb - Sunday:
Start very early to reach Pelling by around 11pm. We would like to spend atleast 2 days in Pelling as we hear that the place is quite beautiful and enjoy mountain views.

2nd Feb - Monday:
Pelling - local sightseeing, basically staying put in Pelling and not travelling much. If need be, do local sight seeing.
We have booked Elgin Pandim as I read a lot of good reviews about the hotel.

3rd Feb - Tuesday:
Start to Gangtok after lunch and I think it takes about 4 hrs to reach here. Apply for permits to North sikkim and spend rest of the day in Gangtok.

4th Feb - Wednesday, 5th Feb - Thursday, 6th Feb - Friday, 7th Feb - Saturday:
Visit North Sikkim to cover Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang, Gurdongmaar Lake(if lucky), and any other places and reach Gangtok by 7th Feb lunch/ early evening time. Can somebody help me to reach out to a good travel company for this. What would be the cost for a couple for 3N/4D trip. I expect decent arrangements interms of hotel - room heaters, geysers , food quality.

In the event of North Sikkim not being accessible, I would like to do Nathula, Tsongmo Lake, Ravangla, Aritar, Katao and some other places that offer variety and nice scenic experiences and hopefully snow too. My wife is expecting snow regions / snow fall of some sort :)

8th Feb - Sunday:
We have flight to bangalore at 12:30 in afternoon, so we start from gangtok at around 5 AM.

I know Feb is not the ideal month to visit but I like not so crowded periods and at the same time I am not too a adventurist, So I want some words of wisdom incase some local persons insist that N.Sikkim is still doable. I have been to Ladakh 2 times and have seen 0 degree temperatures but this is first time with wife, so i want it to be a pleasant and memorable with very little risk/adventure.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2014
Visit Sikkim in February Last Week of February  (1 Answer)

Hello Folks, I m planning to visit Sikkim in the last week of February with my wife. We would like to visit monasteries, possibly stay away from the crowded places. We want to sometime alone but with nature. We would like to stay with local families in homely environment. So can you recommend me places that are generally not crowded, offer home stays with local cuisines and that can have small trails in the woods or along the hills. We are planning a trip for 7 days.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2014
Middle of February 2015 - Is it good time to visit Gangtok/Pelling??

Hi I want to visit Gangtok coming this February most probably in Middle or end..So I want to know is it good time to visit there and what would be the condition there roads/snow etc. ?? Also I want few hotel names with contacts near MG Marg(fair rates)...

Thank you,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2014
Travelling to Gangtok from Dec 21st to Dec 24th  (2 Answers)

Hi,

We have planned for a trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Dec 21st to Dec 24th,We are a adult of 4 members and 1 child,4 years old.We ll be reaching NJP on Dec 21st morning 07:30am,We have planned to stay in Gangtok until 23rd morning and then leave to Darjeeling and stay in Darjeeling until 24th afternoon and then catch the train at NJP evening at 24th 08:00pm.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2014
travel itenary  (5 Answers)

Good evening guys,

This is my first time i am appreciating this website.
I am planning my vacation in last week of October with my family. I want to go to Gangtok & Darjeeling . I am planning to book Rajdhani express for the travel. Rest is all clueless. As i am not known to this places before.Please assist me in this .I have few querries.
1. Where should i go first gangtok or darjeeling ?
2. How many days are enough for this two places ?
3. What about sight seeing in this two places?

Please assist me .
Regards,
Kapil


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2014
Is travel to gangtok in September 1st week safe?  (4 Answers)

Hi Friends
I ve long planned a holiday to gangtok on September 1st 2014 with hubby n baby. Ld ve landed in bagdogra and taken the road to gangtok. This was basis some feedback tat it ld be totally dry. But now if I am not mistaken it's raining there as per weather reports. Ve read up a lot about sikkim and been waiting to see the place. But am not sure now. Pls does anyone know if there is a fear of landslide in the nest month period? Is it advisable to stick to the plan or sud we reschedule it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2014
Nepal border from Bagdogra airport  (6 Answers)

We are group of 15 travellers visiting Gangtok in 1st week of Oct 14. Upon landing at Bagdogra airport on 2nd Oct 14, we dont want to spend time in travelling to Gangtok and checking in at the hotel in evening.

Can you please advice how far is Nepal border from Bagdogra airport. Quite contraditory information is available in various websites with distance ranging from 25 kms to 527 kms. If Nepal border is quite near (say 25 kms - 50 kms), can you please guide on :
1. What is visa fee for entry into Nepal - we dont intend to spend more than 1-2 hours there
2. Any local market that we can visit on the border
3. Can Visa formalities be done on the border check-post
4. Any other suggestion you feel would be good for us.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2014
Planning to go Gangtok from Kolkata 27/9 to 4/10  (7 Answers)

I'm to going to Gangtok on 27/9/14 from Kolkata and returning to Kolkata on 4/10/14. So i want to know how do i plan my tour so i can travel the most of the places there...?? please tell me where should i stay for how many nights/days and can i go to Gangtok directly from NJP by any shared car or bus?? please help me


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2014
tour to Gangtok and 4 days at darjeeling  (2 Answers)

Hi I am Sanjiv from Mumbai and planning a tour from 7th to 15th June.
I am reaching Bagdogra on 7th June and will be staying at Gangtok till 11th and move to darjeeling on 11th and will be leaving on 15th afternoon.

Please suggest the site seeing plan. Though the hotel booking is already done I am modify for a day or two.

Please advise.

regards


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2014
speciality  (5 Answers)

what is gangtok famous for or what are its specialities


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2014
Can Lachung and Yungtham done in one day from Gangtok?  (4 Answers)

we are going to Gangtok in month of June, for 3 nights and 4 days, can we see Nathula and Lachung in 3 days


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2014
Travelling to gangtok in june  (7 Answers)

Hi,
my husband and i plan to visit gangtok sometime during mid june.
what are the activities that we could look forward to(During the day and later in the evening)?

Also, what would the temperature be like?
The trip may be between 5-7 days. would be great if someone could suggest a list of must do's for this city.

Mayuri


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2014
Travelling from Bagdogra airport to gangtok/pellingby budget transport  (5 Answers)

Is there SNT bus service or share taxi from airport to gangtok and pelling ? If our plane reaches say at around 5 p.m. can we proceed for Gangtok /pelling at that time ? If not, what's the alternative pl.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2014
Gangtok visit - 2nd to 5th Oct  (3 Answers)

Hi,

We are a group of 14-15 people traveling to Gangtok during 1st week of Oct. Would really appreciate if you can help me clarify some aspects which can help us plan the trip well.

1. Does mid-sized transport vehicles like Tempo Traveller etc ply in this region given tough road conditions ?

2. We are quite keen to visit Tiger Hills during dawn inspite it being bit over-rated. How much would it take to travel from Gangtok to Tiger Hills ?

3. We did check out white water rafting on river Teesta. With winder chipping in during the planned visit month, would this be unduly adventurous ? How far is this place from Gangtok city ?

4. Can we visit Tsangmo lake and Nathu La pass in one go ? Would all the travelers need to carry their passports ? How many hours typically it takes for this visit - approx ? Is getting permit for the pass very challenging ?

Look forward to hear from you.

Regards,
Jalpesh


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2014
Travelling to nathula pass with kids in may, is it safe  (2 Answers)

We are a family of 4 adults and 4 kids (aged 14, 10, 6 and 2.5 yrs ) . We are planning for a trip to Gangtok and darjeeling from may 19th (Monday) to 24th (saturday) , we will be reaching njp on 19th morning and have booked a train to kolkatta from njp on 24th night.
Please help with the itenery and also wanted to know if it is safe to travel to nathula pass with kids.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2014
suitable time to visit gangtok  (4 Answers)

is it right time to visit gangtok darjeeling & Jalpaiguri in month of may?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2014
Gangtok sight-seeing  (4 Answers)

when I will reach gangtok, will I be able to find taxis for gangtok sightseeing ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2014
Gangtok-Darjeeling Mid June  (2 Answers)

Hi,

We are planning for a trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok in June End 2014 for 5 adults.

Below is the itenary:
26th June : Bagdogra arrival at 1:00 PM. Transfer to Darjeeling
27th June : Darjeeling tour ( Tiger Hills, Joy Ride and other city tour)
28th June : Darjeeling to Gangtok via Namchi ( Char Dham)
29th June : Gangtok Tsongo lake and Nathula Pass tour
30th June : Gangtok local site tour
1st July : Gangtok to NJP ( Train at 12:15 PM)

Please suggest if this is the right time to visit the place.

Thanks,
Shamit Agarwal


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2014
gangtok tour details  (3 Answers)

hello

we are 9 adults 2 kids of 1 year and 4 year planning to visit gangtok-pelling-kailmpong-lachen and lachug-nathula pass-tsomog lake-yamthung valley-garudumar lake in the month of april 2nd, so i wanted to know how will the weather be in april.
as we are carrying 1 year old child, will it be tolerabel cold for the 1 year old child, i kindly appreciate your reply


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 31, 2013
4-5 days tour of Darjeeling and Sikkim  (4 Answers)

I am planning to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim in the month of April(3 apr-8apr). I know 4-5 days are very less to explorer sikkim but can't do much about it.

Here is my schedule: Day 1(3 April): Reach Bagdogra airport around 1 p.m. then Darjeeling.Evening in Darjeeling. Day 2(4 April): Early morning go to Tiger Hill and also some local sightseeing then head to Pelling. Day 3(5 April): Spend half day in Pelling(i know it is less so will see few places) n leave for Gangtok.
Day 4(6 April) and Day 5(7 april): Gangtok and nearby places.
Day 6(8 April): to Bagdogra Airport

Guys what you think? Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2013
NORTH EAST TOUR  (2 Answers)

WE WANT TO TRAVEL
DARJEELING, KALIMPONG GANGTOK, PELLING,LAUCHEN,
LACHEN , SHILLONG CHERRAPUNJEE , DIRANG, KAZIRANGA,IN TH E MONTH OF APRIL 2ND WEEK WE ARE FOUR MEMBERS AFTER REACHING NEW JALPAI GURI WE HAVE 16 DAYS TIMEPLEASE SUGGEST ITINERARY AND BUDGET FROM



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