How do I get a North Sikkim permit?
Table of Contents
- 1 How do I get a North Sikkim permit?
- 2 What are the documents required for North Sikkim permit?
- 3 How can I go to Gurudongmar Lake from Gangtok?
- 4 Is travel card necessary for Sikkim?
- 5 How do I get a permit for Gurudongmar Lake?
- 6 How do I plan a trip to Gurudongmar lake?
- 7 How to get Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Sikkim?
- 8 Can foreign nationals visit Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake?
How do I get a North Sikkim permit?
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.
Do we need permit to visit Gurudongmar Lake?
Everybody including foreigners and Indians require a separate permit known as Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit such places. For example, a permit for Tsomgo lake can not be used to visit Lachung/Yumthang. Foreign nationals however are not allowed to visit few protected areas like Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake.
What are the documents required for North Sikkim permit?
The Required Documents are:
- For Indian Citizens. Voter’s Card/Aadhaar Card. Application. Two Passport Size Photograph.
- For Foreign Nationalities. Xerox copy of Passport. Xerox copy of Visa. Application. Two Passport Size Photograph.
Can I visit Gurudongmar Lake now?
Yes, it is safe to visit Gurudongmar Lake, even it is quite near Indo-China border. However, you also have to keep in mind about physical safety while visiting the Gurudongmar Lake. Since the lake is located at such a high altitude with lesser levels of oxygen, tourists often encounter breathing problems at the lake.
How can I go to Gurudongmar Lake from Gangtok?
By Road: The excursion to Gurudongmar begins with a 4-5 hour drive through snow-clad peaks and mountains from Gangtok till one reaches Lachen, a small town in North Sikkim located at a height of 10000 ft. Usually, a night halt at Lachen is recommended as it takes around 3-4 hours from Lachen to reach Gurudongmar Lake.
How do I get a permit for Changu Lake?
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake and Baba Mandir permits are issued at the Police Check Post. Foreigners can also get it at Sikkim Tourism & Civil Aviation Department. Easiest is to apply through a travel agent or tour operator one day in advance.
Is travel card necessary for Sikkim?
Mandatory requirements for planning visit to Sikkim The Travel Card is required to be carried by the tourist at all times, and they may be asked to produce it for verification and checking by designated Enforcement officers deputed for such purpose.
Is Nathula Pass open for tourists?
The Nathula Pass was re-opened for border trade after a gap of 44 years in 2006. At present domestic tourists are given permit to visit Nathula 4 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) and the number of vehicles are restricted to visit Nathula each day.
How do I get a permit for Gurudongmar Lake?
Gurudongmar – Permit is issued by Police check post for domestic tourist and for foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department till Thangu. Green Lake Trekking Permit is issued by Tourism Department after obtaining a valid permit from Ministry of Home Department, New Delhi.
How do I plan a trip to Gurudongmar Lake?
A typical trip starts at Gangtok from where Lachen is about 120 kms (6-8 hours). After overnight stay at Lachen next morning you may visit Gurudongmar lake. You should start early in the morning and be back to Lachen latest by lunch time. As the day progresses weather in the high altitude begins to worsens.
How do I plan a trip to Gurudongmar lake?
How to get Restricted Area Permit for Sikkim?
To visit Sikkim foreigners must obtain Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as InnerLine Permit from Sikkim Tourism Officers on the strength of valid Indian Visa. Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
How to get Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Sikkim?
National park and Wildlife Sanctuary entry permits is issued by Forest Department at Gangtok. 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.
How to get Thangu Thangu permit in Sikkim?
Thangu-Chopta Valley – Permit is issued by Police Check post for Domestic Tourist and for Foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department and Police check post. Foreigners must apply through a Sikkim Tourism registered Travel Agent in groups of two people or more for visiting these areas.
Can foreign nationals visit Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake?
Foreign nationals however are not allowed to visit few protected areas like Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake. In fact there are several exceptions for foreign nationals when it comes to issuing a permit – be it a Restricted or Protected Area Permit. Read the section under ‘Foreign Nationals’ below for clarity.