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1: Why foreign tourist has to be in group of two or more to travel around in Sikkim ?
The practice is being followed in pursuance of the guidelines / instructions issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
2. Do we need permit to visit North Sikkim?
Yes, Beyond Singhik all areas in North Sikkim require permit for tourist. North Sikkim tour cannot be made in one day. Better to confirm the hotel reservations in advance in North Sikkim to avoid complications.
3: Why do Indian citizens need permit to visit Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake and other protected areas of Sikkim ?
Since Nathula and Gurudongmar lake are in international border areas, hence, domestic tourist as well as locals need permit to visit these areas. Permit for Nathula and Gurudongmar lake are issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. Domestic tourists are to contact travel agents.
4: Do Overseas Citizens of India ( OCI ) holders need ILP ?
OCI holders need Inner Line permits to visit Sikkim on the strength of a valid Indian visa.
Do's and Don't s
Always travel with a guide.
Vegetation is fragile; follow designated trails.
Avoid littering and deposit garbage at designated places.
Keep all pollutants away from streams and lakes.
Respect local culture by taking permission before taking photographs.
Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
Don't s :-
Don’t disturb wildlife or its habitat.
Don’t buy endangered species or antiques.
Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or talk loudly near sacred places.