Entry and Exit in Sikkim

For Foreigners

Non Natives must acquire Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be acquired from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo and Melli on the quality of an Indian Visa. The 30 days length of time Permit is issued on the spot. Photograph duplicates of Passport, Indian Visa alongside two international ID size photographs required. The allowable length of time of the stay for remote vacationers is 30 days at first and extendable for a further time of 30 days. An expansion should be possible through The State Government approved workplaces –Foreigners Registration Office (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 inside district of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is accessible for a certain predetermined range for gatherings comprising of two or more outsiders subject to a condition that the trekking system is operated through an enlisted travel office.

Passage Formalities for Domestic Tourist

Wishing to visit Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, Tsongo, Babamandir from Check Post Office, Police Department whereas Nathula grant is issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department through enlisted Travel Agents of Sikkim. They should convey photograph character evidence alongside travel permit size photographs. Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, Pan Card or any government provided personality card.

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About Sikkim

Best season to visit Sikkim

Demography of Sikkim

Economy of Sikkim

Entry and Exit in Sikkim

Flora and fauna of West Sikkim

Geography of Sikkim

Government of Sikkim

History of Sikkim

How to reach Sikkim

Information on Sikkim

Permits in Sikkim

Travelling within Sikkim

Treks in and around West Sikkim

Weather and Climate in Sikkim


About Yuksom

Activities in Yuksom

Attractions in and around Yuksom

Communities of people in Yuksom

Culture in Yuksom

Economy of Yuksom

Flora and Fauna of Yuksom

Geography of Yuksom

History of Yuksom

How to get to Yuksom

Information on Yuksom

Weather and Climate of Yuksom

Health and Safety in Yuksom


Attractions in Bagdogra


How to get Bagdogra

Information on Bagdogra


Dzongri Trekking Map

Goecha La Trek Map

Green Lake Trek





Mount Pandim

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station


Pemayangste monastery

Places on the trek route of Dzongri-Geochala Trek

Samiti lake

Sandakphu Phalut Trek Map

Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Yuksam & Dzongri Trekking Map