Sikkim & Darjeeling Faqs

Sikkim & Darjeeling for Foreign Tourists FAQs

  • Does Foreign diplomats, United Nations officials and members of International organisations also need to apply for permit to visit Sikkim?

    Foreign diplomats, United Nations officials and members of International organisations needs to obtain their permit from the Ministry of External Affairs at New Delhi. They cannot apply directly to any of above offices who have no authorization to grant them Inner line Permit in any cases.

  • Can Foreign tourist visit Nathula pass and Gurudongmar lake in North Sikkim?

    Foreigners can’t visit Nathula pass, they can only visit upto Tsongo lake which is just 12 km before the pass. Similarly, foreigners are not allowed to visit the Gurudongmar lake area, although permits for trek to Green lake in the same area can be arranged

  • Are there any entry restrictions or permissions needed?

    Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim, however we take care of your all the permit when you travel with us. Indian Tourist traveling to North Sikkim and Tsangu lake need to avail permit which is taken care by our organization.

  • Are there exceptions to the Inner Line Permits (Sikkim) regime?

    Existing guidelines require that nationals of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar can be given Inner Line Permits only after approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi. Further all Bhutan nationals are exempt from the requirement of obtaining ILPs. They do not require to obtain permits to enter Sikkim. Permits to foreign diplomats and members of United Nations and International Organisations holding diplomatic/official passports are issued only at Delhi by the Ministry of External Affairs.

  • As Sikkim and Darjeeling Border with Nepal, China Bhutan and close-by to Bangladesh. How safe is it?

    As Sikkim and Darjeeling Border with Nepal, China Bhutan and close-by to Bangladesh. How safe is it?

    Sikkim is the safest state  in India.As there had been no record of political turmoil, anti social or anti national activities  even though it shares border with Nepal, China & Bhutan. On other hand, Darjeeling had seen some internal
    political turmoil in past, but tourists were never bothered on these grounds. Now, things are much better from tourism perspective and back to normal even after Covid lockdown.

     

Sikkim & Darjeeling for Indian Tourists. FAQs

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