Are their any local means of transport available to cover all the important areas in Sikkim or is there an alternative to avoid booking a car for the entire trip ?
It very much depends upon your itinerary.There are sharing cabs for transfer from many places,for some places frequency is very low so will comsume more time,some time you will waste valuable time waiting for the share cab.There are some region in Sikkim which comes under restricted areas where you have to go through travel agents with package.North Sikkim is one such place,you have to take package,either sharing vehicle or exclusive vehicle.Another area is Old silk route but no share package available for tha.Unless you are traveling during peak season(and not going silk route),you can book vehicle (or north Sikkim package) on the spot as per need,not nessesary to book a single cab or go through agent,its easily manageable,you can do mix of share transfer and exclusive vehicle as per need.
2 N 3 D north sikkim package cost you around 4k and Nathula around 800 per head,varries as per season or say as per demand.
Is it possible to get directly connected to the tour operators out there for various permits and the package you mentioned ?and if so where can i find their details from ?
Yes there are many tour operators in Gangtok who arrange these,if visiting during off season better is to visit 2-3 of them and decide on the spot,most people do the same.If travelling during peak season then better to contact few in advance and finalize any one.Normaly T.A. dont book share package in advance. sikkimtourism.gov.in/Webforms/…TATO_List.aspxEdited: 11 May 2018, 05:39
Is May Considered to be a peak season ? PS i am planning to start the trip by 23rd
May is peak season.