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Sikkim tourist places | Budget and safety tips for exploring Sikkim


For the Backpacker’s & Travel Explorer

Sikkim, which has its own charm and is a popular and safe holiday destination, is the destination of everyone's backpacking trip.

Backpacking has always been an adventure, especially when there is an opportunity to explore the beautiful gateway to the Himalayas.

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Sikkim is the perfect place to spend a week if you want to be thrilled as well as ecstatic.

About Sikkim:

Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal all border Sikkim, which is located in northeast India.

The area, which is part of the Himalayas, features a stunning environment that includes India's tallest mountain, Kangchenjunga, at 8,586 metres.

Glaciers, alpine meadows, and thousands of different wildflowers can all be found in Sikkim. Hilltop Buddhist monasteries like Pemayangtse, which dates from the early 1700s, can be reached through steep trails.

A wonderful experience and vacation awaits those who want adventure, picturesque views, and trials in the form of experience.


Sikkim is a far-flung trip for most of India's prominent cities, requiring more time and money than other places. However, the wonderful environment it provides is worthwhile for nature enthusiasts and anyone seeking calm.

By road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, is 2230 kilometres from Sikkim. Without getting into too much detail, if we assume one-way plane travel and one-way train 3AC travel, the approximate budget is as follows.

Rs. 70,000 for a 20-day perfect solo trip.

Rs. 20,000 for a week

Rs. 1 lakh+ for the 15 day family trip considering 2+1 or 2+2 people.

To help you plan your trip to Sikkim, these are the top ten places to go.


Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, a hilly state in northern India. The city was founded as a Buddhist pilgrimage place in the 1840s, and once British authority ended, it became the capital of an independent monarchy before joining India in 1975. It is still a Tibetan Buddhist centre today, as well as a base for trekkers collecting permits and transportation for hikes through Sikkim's Himalayan mountain ranges.

Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changgu Lake, is a glacier lake in the Indian state of Sikkim's East Sikkim region, around 40 kilometres from Gangtok. The lake, which is located at an elevation of 3,753 metres, is frozen during the winter season.

Nathula Pass

Nathu La is a Himalayan mountain pass that connects China's Yadong County in Tibet with the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal in Bengal, South Asia. At 4,310 metres above sea level, the pass connects Kalimpong and Gangtok with the villages and towns of the lower Chumbi Valley.

Khangchendzonga National Park

Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve, also known as Khangchendzonga National Park, is a national park and a biosphere reserve in Sikkim, India. In July 2016, it was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as India's first "Mixed Heritage" site.

Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang Valley

These three beautiful villages, rich in Sikkim's culture, will undoubtedly make your India bucket list. You should visit Lachen, a little village in North Sikkim worth seeing. During the winter, Tibetan nomadic tribes live in this village. Although Lachen is not as well-known as other Sikkim tourist attractions, it is well worth a visit. It serves as a gateway to two stunning lakes, Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu.


Pelling is a small village in Sikkim, India's northeastern state, located at the slopes of Mount Khangchendzonga. Mountain views may be seen from late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery. Wall murals, sculptures, and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava can be seen at Pemayangtse Monastery. The ruins of the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, which overlooks a valley, nevertheless contain evidence of the king's bedroom and kitchen.


Dzuluk, Zuluk, Jhuluk, or Jaluk is a small hamlet in the Rongli Subdivision of Pakyong District in the Indian state of Sikkim, located at a height of 9,400 feet on the harsh terrain of the lower Himalayas. In East Sikkim, this is a relatively new and unique location.

Teesta River

The Teesta River (414km long) begins in the eastern Himalayan Pauhunri Mountain, flows through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal, and into Bangladesh before entering the Bay of Bengal. It has a drainage area of 12,540 km2.

Gurudongmar Lake

According to the Government of Sikkim, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the world's and India's highest lakes, with an elevation of 5,430 metres. It is revered to Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus and is located in the Great Himalayas in the Indian state of Sikkim.


Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range in Sikkim, India. The southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, can be seen from the pass, which also serves as a base camp for climbers.

A separate article will cover more fascinating facts about each of the above locations.

So, while visiting this lovely place, keep the following considerations in mind.
  • Before going, make sure you have the proper permits.

  • Check the road conditions before renting a car from NJP to Gangtok.

  • For a better car rental in Siliguri, choose a reputable travel provider.

  • Visit during the best time of year.

  • Bring enough warm clothing with you.

  • Your luggage must be waterproof.

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