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  • Sikkim General Information :
    Area : 7,096 sq. kms
    Population : 5.40 lakhs(2001)
    Density : 76 per sq. km.
    Temperature : Summer – max. 21o C, min. 13o C . Winter – max. 13o C, min. 05o C
    Languages : Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Tibetan and English
    Climate of Sikkim ranges from Tropical to Alpine. Since the state is completely land locked, NH 31A is the only life line and link with other parts of country. Altitude ranges from almost sea level to 28,208 ft. i.e. Mt. Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world and highest in India.
    Flora and Fauna :
    Sikkim is densely covered by forest due to heavy rainfall. It can be divided into three zones Tropical zone about 100 meters with its vegetation such as bamboo, fern, pandanus, Sal and orchid are found. Dense undergrowth and bush vegetation are found in sub-tropical zone. In the temperate Zone in the northern valley is covered by cherry, laurel, oak, chestnut, Maple, pine and magnolia. Rhododendrons which is abundant is found above (2000 meters ) there are about thirty species. In the north different varieties of Primula is found. There are roughly 4000 variety of flowering plants and shrubs in Sikkim of which orchids are about 700 species with varieties of several in hundreds kinds of butterflies. Regarding the records of Sikkim in wild animals Yeti is believed to be still existing in the Himalayas of Sikkim an expedition was also conducted, there are local people and porters who still talk about witnessing Yeti in the high trekking areas. Snow leopard is found in 4000 metres, Himalayan black bear is found in 2000 meters, above this altitude Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Sambar, Marbled Cat, Leopard Cat, Squirrel, Tiger, Panda, Otter, Ovis, Nahura, ovismon Goral and wild boar is also found.
    How to Reach :
    By Air :
    Nearest airport for Sikkim is Bagdogra in North Bengal which is 124 kms and approximately 4 hours drive from Gangtok. There are Indian airlines, Jet airways, Deccan air and Spice Jet services operating from Bagdogra linking Kolkata, Gwahati, and New Delhi. Sikkim tourism operates daily a five seater helicopter service between Gangtok and Bagdogra connecting all civil flights.
    By Rail :
    The two closest railway stations are Siliguri (114 kms) and New Jalpaiguri (125 kms) connecting Kolkata, Delhi, Guwhati, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Baanglore, Chennai and other important cities of India. There are out agency booking facilities in Gangtok at the SNT Bus Terminal and at Tourist Information Centre, Namchi.
    By Road :
    Gangtok is connected by all weather roads with Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also all District headquarters. The Sikkim nationalized transport (SNT) plies regular bus service from Gangtok to all major cities and towns in North Bengal and within the state. Booking facilities are available at Siliguri and Gangtok. Private buses and taxis are also available in plenty between Gangtok, Siliguri, Kalimpong and Darjeeling.
  • Sikkim Visa Entry Formalities :
    Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa. The 30 days duration Permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa along with two pass port photos of the applicants are made available. The permissible duration of the stay for foreign tourists is 30 days initially.
    The State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days. The extension of the permit can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.
    For those interested in going for trekking in the interior region of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.
  • Sikkim Tour Packages
    Sikkim Leisure Tour
    14 N / 15 D
    Pick up NJP/ Bagdogra-Darjeeling. 4 hrs, 94Km, Meet our representative, after wel come formalities transfer to Darjeeling Through, Mountain, Hills, Valley and Landscape. Over Night at Hotel.
    Sikkim Monastic Tour
    8 N / 9 D
    Sikkim's near about 200 monasteries (Gompa's) belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu order have not only been influencing the cultural heritage and lifestyle of the people, but also demonstrates the ancient rituals in practice. Devoted Lamas robed in red, chant ancient mantras to the rhythm of drums and trumpets while soft lights flicker from decorative lamps placed before statues of the great...
    Sikkim Darjeeling Trekking & Tour
    16 N / 17 D
    Arrive Bagdogra airport and transfer to Darjeeling. A charming 4-hour journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Bengalis alike. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Sikkim Peak Tours & Travels /Sikkim Trekking
Lower Arithang, Deven Chettri Building,
Gangtok - 737101, East Sikkim, India
Tel : 03592 - 204347
Mobile : +91 9832544375, 8116169339

Sikkim Peak Tours & Travels
Sikkim Tourism Govt. of Sikkim
Travel Agents Association of Sikkim
Yuksam Tourism Development Committee