Local Cuisine to Try
You should always sit at those places where the crowd is (I got this “Golden Gyan” from my hubby, because if it’s crowded it sure serves good food)! Give the local delicacies a shot. Unlike few places Sikkim has delectable dishes catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians! Quite a few dishes served in Sikkim have their origin in Nepal and Tibetan food and others are closer home.
Some of the vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are:
Veg Dishes – Kinema curry, Masauyra curry, Niguru with Churpi, Chhurpi soup, bamboo Shoot curry, Shimi ko Achar, etc
Non-veg Dishes – Thenthuk (although made with veggies and meat you can opt to eat with only veggies), Thukpa (both veg and non-veg), momos (veg and non-veg), etc.
Things to Remember While travelling Here
• Special Government permits are required to visit this part. If visiting Khanda waterfall and Mt. Katao or Katao Middle point, one need to procure additional permits from The Indian Army.
• All the places are at a high altitude, and it is advisable to drink a lot of water to have sufficient levels of oxygen in the blood.
• Avoid rushing or running as you will deplete oxygen. Walk or trek slow.
• All these places are cold throughout the year so its better to carry warmers and also basic medications (doctor prescribed) to avoid uneasiness.
• Always take a local guide to go on treks and avoid going alone. The locals know the ways and the falls better than you.