Navigating Gangtok With Your Kids: Tips And Tricks For Family Tour Package Success

Navigating Gangtok With Your Kids: Tips And Tricks For Family Tour Package Success

Planning a holiday in Sikkim’s lively capital Gangtok with your youngsters? Gangtok is a mesmerizing hill station in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim, lying at a height of 1650 m. This is probably the most comfortable destination in Sikkim to plan a trip with your elderly and kids. 
Canvassed with mountain ranges of the Mighty Himalayas, the land of Monasteries Gangtok boasts sufficient cozy accommodations and facilities for a convenient family tour. Choose your Gangtok family tour package from various pre-made best-selling plans with Dream Destination. Avail Gangtok holidays with personation at your convenience. 
Brief insights into day-wise Gangtok travel itineraries
Day 1 – Bagdogra Aiport/Siliguri/NJP – Gangtok
Day 2 – Gangtok local sightseeing places, monastery visits
Day 3 – A visit to  Banjhkri Waterfalls, Seven Sister Waterfalls, Gangtok Zoo, etc.
Day 4 – Gangtok to Bagdogra Aiport/Siliguri/NJP trasnfers

The Best Time To Visit Gangtok With Kids

Sikkim Tourism suggests the best time/ideal time to explore Gangtok is March-May and October to mid-December. During spring, the weather remains salubrious with colorful flowers blooming all around, excellent for tourists traveling with their families (kids). 
During Autumn, you can explore clear views of the Mighty Himalayas, especially Mount Kanchenjunga. Heavy winter is best to avoid if you’re traveling with kids. Take your pick from our best-selling Gangtok family holiday packages.

How many Days Are Sufficient For Gangtok Holidays With Kids?

Two to three days are enough if you’re traveling with family/kids. Typically, three days are enough for covering exotic sightseeing in Gangtok, offering breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and home to multiple sacred locations. 
Its 3-point tour (Old Baba Mandir, Tsomgo Lake, and Nathula Pass) serves best to adventure seekers and nature explorers. Typically, kids above 5 years are allowed to explore Nathula Pass and Tsomgo Lake. It’s advisable that if your kids have breathtaking or altitude-related health concerns, do avoid a 3-point tour. Explore affordable Gangtok tour packages and avail of one that suits your requirements. 

Tips For Traveling With Kids To Gangtok Sikkim

Traveling to Gangtok with kids awaits a fun-filled, lovely, and delightfully memorable experience for the whole family. Personalize your Gangtok family tour package at budget-friendly prices at your convenience. 

Gangtok is dotted with stunning Himalayan charm with green landscapes, cultural ardour, and plenty of opportunities for an adventure like hiking, camping, bonfires, and leisure walks. However, traveling with kids requires mindful planning so that you have a secure, and enjoyable trip. 

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your family vacation to Sikim’s capital Gangtok:

Book a Family-Friendly Accommodation
When you travel with kids, it is wise to choose accommodations that cater exclusively to families. Look for hotels or resorts in Gangtok that are family-friendly offering amenities like spacious family rooms, kids’ playgrounds, kid-friendly meals, a baby cot, etc. Opt for centrally located accommodations (prime location hotels) to keep your transfers seamless with kids. In Gangtok, there are various family-friendly hotels available to choose from. 

Pack Wisely
Traveling Gangtok with kids? Then, you have to be extra cautious in terms of keeping your little ones comfortable and healthy. Pack essentials like diapers, baby wipes, kids-friendly snacks, medicines, comfortable clothing for your kids, and baby-safe laundry soap along with books, toys, and games to keep them engaged and entertained. While visiting a hill station, it's advisable to pack essential winter clothing no matter what season you’re approaching, predicting weather in hill stations is challenging. Be sure to keep your children warm and dry. 

Choice of Sightseeing Places
Gangtok is a hilly terrain that experiences heavy cold during winter with a winding climate. While traveling with your little ones, ideal destinations in Gangtok to explore include Tashi Viewpoint, MG Marg, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Ranka Monastery, Ban Jhakri Waterfalls, Seven Sister Waterfalls, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Namgyal Institue of Tibetology, Gangtok Zoo, Pal Karma Zurmang Temple, Gangtok Ropway, Tsuglakhang Monastrey, Phodong Monastrey, etc. 

Kids below 5 are not allowed to explore Nathula Pass by the government of Sikkim due to winding roads, and high altitude oxygen levels. Altitude sickness because of thin air is very common in the region located near the International Border. 

Plan Activities that Suit Little Ones 
A variety of activities are suitable for families with kids of all ages in Gangtok. Among outdoor plans, explore the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, and the Gangtok Ropeway. Take nature walks with your kids in places like the Himalayan Zoological Park, explore sunrise and sunset with your little loved ones at Tashi Viewpoint, enjoy shopping, etc. 
Be Mindful of Altitude
Gangtok is located in East Sikkim, where you find extremely high-altitude destinations like the iconic Silk Route, Old Baba Mandir, and Nathula, absolutely not ideal for kids below 5 young children and infants. 

Make sure not to plan for these locations with your kids and take necessary precautions to keep from altitude sickness by staying hydrated, avoiding strenuous activities, and giving your kids time to adjust to the region. Best to consult a pediatrician before your trip to Gangtok or any hill stations. 

Savour Local Cuisine
Savour the goodness of flavors of Sikkimese cuisine with your little ones at restaurants and street stalls in Gangtok. Among Gnagtok’s local or regional cuisine delicacies, you and your little ones can try momos/dumplings), thukpa/noodle soup, Thenthuk, Churpi, sael Roti, Sha Phaley, Shishnu, Chambray, Kodo Ko Roti, etc. give attention to hygiene before you guys enjoy having meals. 

Gangtok is the safest destination for family expeditions in Sikkim, but it's vital to be aware of basic safety precautions, especially when traveling with children. 
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