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A CODE OF CONDUCT

FOR

ECOTOURISM IN SIKKIM

We request all the Visitors to follow the following Principles of Ecotourism:

  1. Conserve Sikkim’s natural and cultural heritage
    Do not trample high altitude vegetation, do not pick any flowers or medical plants.
    Do not disturb wildlife or its habitats.
    Do not allow clients to purchase endangered animal parts or antique cultural artifacts.
    Support local conservation efforts and income generation activities.
  2. Avoid use of fuelwood. Use alternative fuels
    Use kerosene, L.P.G. (or other non–wood fuel) for all cooking, heating, lighting including that by staff and porters.
    Discourage campfires, encourage camp fun.
    Follow safely rules when carrying, storing and using kerosene and gas.
  3. Leave all camps and trails clean
    Separate and properly dispose of litter, burn burnable, bury biodegradable, and carry out all other non-biodegradable materials for deposit at designated trash site or for recycling .
    Use toilet tents on all treks, set up and use toilets tents in an environmentally sound manner so as to avoid pollution of water sources (at least 100m away).
    Use established campsites and kitchen sites, avoid trenching around tents.
  4. Practice Conservation
    Avoid fuel-consumptive menu items, e.g. baked foods and large menu selections.
    Re-package food into reusable plastic containers to reduce waste.
    Reduce waste by de-and replacing also.
  5. Practice proper hygiene and sanitation
    Teach all staff about personal hygiene, sanitary, kitchen and camp routines.
    Properly treat the drinking water and uncooked vegetables for clients.
    Dispose of washing and bathing water well away from streams, use biodegradable soaps.
  6. Take Responsibility for staff and porter welfare
    Provide adequate warm clothing, sleeping cover, shoes, snow gear, food for cooking, stoves and fuel, and take care of hired staff.
    Periodically train staff in first aid, guide responsibilities, sanitation etc.
  7. Properly brief clients before leaving on a trek
    Address cultural "do’s" and "don’ts", environmentally friendly behaviour, safety precautions, proper dress and respect for local beliefs, peoples and religious sites.
    Plan days for proper altitude acclimatisation when ascending, know how to identify and treat high altitude illness and how to provide emergency rescue.

     LIST OF SUGGESTED TOURS & TRAVELS IN SIKKIM:

    WOODLANDS TREK , TOURS AND TRAVELS

    31-A, National Highway

    Gangtok-737 101, Sikkim, India

    Phone: (03592)-22548

    SIKKIM TOURS AND TRAVELS (PVT) LTD.

    Church Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Branch : Kikis, Top Floor, super Market, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 22188 Fax : 03592-22707

    YAK AND YETI TRAVELS

    Harka Kala Bhawan, 31-A, N.H.P.B. No. 56, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24643 Fax : 03592-24643

    BLUE SKY TOURS & TRAVELS

    Tibet Road, Gangatok, Sikkim

    Phone : 23330 Fax : 03592-23330

    ADWAY TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Post Box 50, G.P.O ., Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 22112 Fax : 03592-24379

    SUNAKHARI TOUS AND TRAVELS

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

    Phone : (03592)-23514, 23401 Fax : 03592-22707

    PAMS TRAVELS

    Mukhia Bhavan, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 22570

    SWABHIMAN TOURS & TRAVELS

    Bishal Gaon , 31-A, N. H. , Gangtok - 737101 Sikkim

    Telefax : (03592)-23605

    BAYUL TOUS AND TRAVELS

    27th Super Market , Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone :23455 Fax : 03592-23794

    SNOW LION TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Nam Nam , Gangtok, Sikkim

    Fax : 03592-22707

    MAYUR TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24452, 23817

    SIKKIM ADVENTURE

    Development Area, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 50704, 50706 Fax : 03592-50706

    MARCOPOLO WORLD TRAVELS

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24116 Fax :03592-22707

    CHANGU TOURS AND TRAVELS

    31-A, National Highway, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24116 Fax : 03592-22707 Post Box 19 (GPO)

    MAHAYANA TREKS & TOURS PVT. LTD.

    23, Super Market, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 23885, 23709 Fax : 03592-22707

    SIKKIM WORLD EXPEDITION

    Zero Point, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 23494 Fax : 03592-24195 Telex : 219 IN SWEG

    MAINAK TOURS AND TRAVELS

    31-A, National Highway, Gangtok, Sikkim 18.

    Phone : 25127

    SIKKIM TREKKING & TRAVEL SERVICES

    1st. Floor, Super Market, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone :23638 Fax: 03592-22707

    MODERN TREKS & TOURS

    Tibet Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Branch : M. G. Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim Phone : 24670

    SINIOLCHU TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Paljor stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24213,24796,24572 Fax : 03592-22707

    NAMGYAL TREKS & TOURS

    Tibet Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    P. Box(GPO) No. 75,

    Phone : 23701 Fax : 03592-23067

    TASHILA TOURS AND TRAVELS

    31-A, National Highway, Gnagtok,

    Post Box (GPO) No. 70, Phone : 22979(O), 23375 (R)

    Fax : 03592-22155 E-mail : tashila@scs.1wbbs.com

    POTALA TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 22041, 24434

    VAJRA ADVENTURE TOURS

    Kyitsel House, Arithang Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 22446 Fax: 03592-22155

    YUKSAM TOURS AND TREKS

    31-A, National Highway,

    Gangtok, Sikkim

    HIMALAYAN TREKKING

    Ethenpa Building, Paljor Namgyal Girls School Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone: 23052 Fax: (03592)-22707

    KHANGRI TOURS & TRAVELS

    Hotel Sonam Delek Building,

    Tibet Road, Gangtok, Sikkim Phone : 22556

    SONY TOURS AND TRAVELS

    Post Box No. 84, GPO, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 24491 Fax : 03592-22707

    EVEREST TOURS AND TREKS

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 25262, 24489, 22070 Fax : 03592-22707

    MAA SANTOSHI TOURS & TRAVELS

    Khulal Bhawan, Development Area,

    Gangtok, Sikkim

    ATLAS TOURS AND SERVICES

    9 Super Market, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 03592-23682 Fax : 03592-22707

    SIKKIM TOURS CENTRE

    Pelling , West Sikkim

    Phone : 03592-50852

    SATYAM TOURS AND TRAVELS C/o Hotel Kasturi

    Paljor Stadium Road, Gangtok, Sikkim Near General Post Officer,

    Phone : (03592)-24639, 25194 Fax : 03592-22707

    PARDICK TREKS AND TRAVELS

    M. G. Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

    Phone : 23250, 22315 Fax : 03592-22707

    SKYLARK TOURS & TRAVELS
    (Registered & Recognised by Govt.)

    31,A, National Highway, Pani House Gangtok, Sikkim,

    Phone : (03592)-25217 Fax : 03592-22707

     

     

    LIST OF SUGGESTED HOTELS IN SIKKIM:

    HOTEL NORKHILL,

    Palzor Stadium Road, Gangtok - 737101,

    Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03592) 23186, 23187.

    Fax: (03592) 23187.

    CABLE: NORKHILL

    HOTEL TASHI DELEK,

    M. G. Road, Gangtok - 737101,

    Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03592) 22991, 22038, 24155-8.

    Fax: (03592) 22362.

    CABLE: TASHIDELEK

    e-mail: tashidelek@scs.lwbbs.com

    HOTEL TIBET,

    Palzor Stadium Road, Gangtok - 737101,

    Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03592) 22523, 23468.

    Fax: (03592) 22707.

     SINIOLCHU LODGE,

    Opp. Enchey Monastery, Gangtok - 737101,

    Sikkim, India.

    Tel No.: (03592) 22074.

     HOTEL TRISHNA,

    Legship Bazaar, West Sikkim,

    Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03595) 50887, 50842.

    Fax: (03595) 50887.

     HOTEL ZAMDEN,

    Old Children Park, Taxi Stand,

    Gangtok - 737101, Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03592) 24997.

    HOTEL MOUNT PANDIM,

    Near Pemayangtse Monastery,

    Pemayangtse, West Sikkim, India.

    Tel. No.: (03592) 50756.

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