Introducing Geyzing & Tikjuk
More practical stops than anything else, these two contiguous towns have little to offer a visitor apart from transport changes at Geyzing and permit extension facilities at Tikjuk, half way to Pelling.
Tikjuk is the District Administrative Centre for West Sikkim. Permits can be extended at the Superintendent of Police office.
Geyzing is most useful as West Sikkim’s transport hub. Frequent shared jeeps go to Jorethang (₹80, 1½ hours), Pelling (₹40, 20 minutes), Tashiding (₹70, 1½ hours) and Yuksom (₹90, 2½ hours). Several serve Gangtok (₹180, seven to nine hours, 7am to 12.30pm), Ravangla (₹80, one hour, 9am and 11.45am) and Siliguri (₹190, four hours, 7am and 12.30pm).