Sikkim FAQs

🔰 How about mobile network on my Sikkim trip?

👉 Jio works better in Sikkim. Airtel & Vodafone are little bit up and down.
👉 In Gangtok, Pelling we usually get good 4G internet.
👉 But while traveling between places, signal may disappear in the middle for few hours, especially North Sikkim. 
👉 We observed signal blackouts in earlier trips only in case of inclement weather conditions (like cyclone, heavy rain).

🔰 What kind of clothes I should pack as per season?

👉 Sikkim weather is pleasant throughout the year (except winters)
👉 Nathu La pass is extremely cold (we go on a day trip here). North Sikkim Yumthang valley is also cold.
👉 It is advised to check weather forecast and carry a rain proof Jacket or a Poncho.
👉 Please refer “Things to Pack” section on our website for more details.

🔰How many times I can get wet in water?

👉 With the chilling temperature of Himalayan water, it’s not practical to get in water.

🔰Can I get a trolley?

👉  Backpacks are recommended. They are easy to carry everywhere.
👉  You may even get meduim size trolley also. Please remember, there is no porter service on a backpacking trip like this.

🔰 Will I need to carry my backpack every day?

👉 No. We will either put in vehicle or at stays. There is no trekking involved in this trip.

🔰How long are our journeys on average? Is it very tiresome?

👉 Distance wise, we will be covering 900+ kilometers in 6 days. That’s not too much. But since most of the journey is through the curvy roads of Himalayan mountains, the journeys can be tiring.

👉 Our vehicles are usually comfortable SUVs based on number of people. Bigger vehicles like Tempo Travellers are not allowed in Sikkim.

👉 We will also take ample breaks in between our journey for different reasons like taking photos, Lunches, etc.

🔰 What kind of stays we have & room combinations?

👉 We mostly have Hotels & Guest Houses during this trip.
👉 Room combinations are usually 3 or 2 sharing with attached bathrooms.
👉 In 3 sharing rooms all the stays typically arrange an extra mattress with Pillow, Blanket, Bedsheet. Whoever is assigned triple sharing are requested to sleep on mattress on a rotational basis.
👉 Rooms assignment is done based on group setup by our Operations Manager / Trip Leader. It’s not possible to take any special requests.

🔰 Do I need to carry my own Blanket, Pillow or Sleeping Bag?

👉 No. We will provide everything needed at our stays.

🔰 What kind of food is available? I am a pure vegetarian, will I get veggies?

👉 Breakfasts served at our Hotels are usually Poori, Plain Paratha with veg curry, or Aloo Paratha and sometimes even Maggy.

👉 Dinners served are both veg and non-veg as per your preference. Our stays in usually serve Veg/Nonveg Thali with ample quantity.

👉 We only serve main course for Dinner. If anyone wants starters/snacks etc. they need to be ordered and paid by guests.

👉 Lunches are always on the way at remote areas. There might be limited options, so we need to be flexible and adjust. Our drivers know where to stop on each day as per the speed of the group.

🔰 Explain about last point of "Exclusions" list?

✖️ Any extra cost arising due to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of bad weather, traffic-congestion, landslides/roadblocks, natural calamities, political disturbances and/or any other factors beyond organizers’ control.

Let’s consider following random example (it never happened before):
Assume for some unexpected reason Gangtok to Lachung route traffic movement is blocked. Since we cannot go to Lachung now, we need to return to Gangtok. Since we need to book fresh stay in Gangtok, travelers have to bear this extra stay/food expense.

👉 There can be more such scenarios/examples. We cannot rule out such scenarios in Himalayas, especially with Global warming & Climate change. But the probability of occurance is very rare.

👉 This is a universal rule of tourism industry. Nothing special about our company.

 
 

🔰 What are the group etiquettes we need to follow?

👉 Please help each other and be kind to one another. On a budget backpacking group trip like this, it’s important to put personal priorities aside and go along with the group.

👉 Please do not argue with co-travelers or Driver or Locals in Arunachal. If you need anything then politely request but not demand. Give respect and take respect.

👉 Finally do read “Terms & Conditions” of your Sikkim trip. If anyone violates the Terms in a way that causes inconvenience to Co-travelers or hinders smooth running of the trip, the company won’t tolerate and an immediate action will be taken.

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