Permits in Sikkim

The standard grant is substantial for visits to the accompanying territories:

  • Gangtok, Rumtek, and Lingdum
  • All of South Sikkim
  • North Sikkim to the extent Singhik
  • A large portion of West Sikkim where cleared streets expand

Extraordinary Permits

High-elevation treks require trekking licenses. These are legitimate for 15 days and can be effectively sorted out by trekking operators.

For travel past Singhik up the Lachung and Lachen valleys in North Sikkim, outsiders need confined zone grants. These permits venture out up to the Tsopta and Yumthang valleys. Indian residents require a police grant to travel north of Singhik, however, can wander further up the Thangu valley to Gurudongmar Lake, or to Yume Samdong (Zero Point) past Yumthang.

Outsiders likewise require a limited zone license to visit Tsomgo (Changu) Lake. Just Indians are allowed to fly out past Tsomgo Lake to the Tibetan fringe at Nathu La.

Trekking licenses, and also confined region grants, are issued locally through affirmed visit organizations, and you should join a visit to get one. You will require a base gathering of two, an identification photograph, and duplicates of your current license, visa and travel permit subtle elements page. Grants take 24 hours to organize.

Standard Permits

Non-native’s require an Inner Line Permit to enter Sikkim (Indians don’t). These are free and getting one is a convention, in spite of the fact that to apply you will need photographs and identification photocopies. Grants are most effectively possible at the Melli police check post and Rangpo fringe post on landing, however, can likewise be at Indian government offices abroad while getting your visa.


Grants are for the most part legitimate for 30 days (at times 15 days from international safe havens abroad). These can be reached out at government workplaces in Gangtok and Tikjuk (6km beneath Pilling) for a further 30 days, giving a most extreme of 60 days. When you leave Sikkim, you should sit tight three months before applying for another grant.

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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


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How to get Bagdogra

Information on Bagdogra


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Mount Pandim

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station


Pemayangste monastery

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Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Yuksam & Dzongri Trekking Map