Visiting Sikkim and Darjeeling by own Car

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Hello Vishnu,

I am thinking of  travelling to Sikkim and Darjeeling next year during summer holidays of my son by my own car.  My sole purpose is to explore sikkim, spend some time there enjoying nature and exposing my son to beautiful vistas of Sikkim. Kindly let me know is may an appropriate time to visit. Is travel by own car feasible. What all places I can cover in a span of 7-8 days. Not itinery or route has been finalised.Stay options available with parking facilities for my car is also required. I would like to travel to places which are not there on the usual circuit and spend some time in the countryside.

 

Thank You

Jose

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Hi Jose,
             May last and June beginning will be the best time to venture Sikkim because soon after monsoon may sabotage the road connectivity and all..... April-May is not bad but you may not be able to drive till Gurudongmar lake....

I would suggest a drive till Yuksom (in West Sikkim)...and Katao (East to Lachung)... These are lesser known trail of Sikkim...

Besides these, Old silk route (Reshi >> Aritar Lake >> Zuluk >>Kupup) Nathula can also be a unique ride.

Regards
Vishnu

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Thank you Vishnu for the prompt reply. Will trouble you for more information.

regards

Jose

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Dear Vishnu,

Just check your blog on the site. i am travelling to darjeeling and sikkim on 10th of april 2014 to 15th april. we are visiting tsomogo lake and baba mandir. can you suggest me what is the temparature there as its really very hot in delhi. wheter i need to carry some high jackets or mild sweater or tshirt is fine.

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I am not based out of  Sikkim but I believe it will be much colder than Delhi specially during nights... carry enough woolen.... you can check the temperature on various websites...

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Hi. I'm planning to visit Sikkim and Bhutan by my own vehicle around March end. The Net suggested that the best starts from March till May. As the trip is DIY, I hope the time is coorect to visit. Last September, we'd also been to Ladakh and it was fun driving all the way from Maharashtra. Suggestions and tips are most welcome.

 

 

 

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Neelesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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