Situated in the Himalayan mountains, the state of Sikkim is characterised by mountainous terrain. Almost the entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 metres (920 ft) in the south at the border with West Bengal to 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) in northern peaks near Nepal and Tibet. The summit of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is the state's highest point, situated on the border between Sikkim and Nepal. Numerous snow-fed streams have carved out river valleys in the west and south of the state. About a third of the state is heavily forested. The Himalayan mountains surround the northern, eastern and western borders of Sikkim. The Lower Himalayas, lying in the southern reaches of the state, are the most densely populated.

The state has 28 mountain peaks, more than 800 Glaciers, 227 high-altitude lakes, five major hot springs, and more than 100 rivers and streams. Eight mountain passes connect the state to Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal.

The rock consists of phyllites and schists, and is highly susceptible to weathering and erosion. This, combined with the state's heavy rainfall, causes extensive soil erosion and the loss of soil nutrients through leaching. As a result, landslides are frequent, often isolating rural towns and villages from the major urban centers. During the monsoon, heavy rains increase the risk of landslides. Fog affects many parts of the state during winter and the monsoons, making transportation perilous.

Headed by Chief General Manager (Sikkim Telecom Circle), we have our head quarter at Sanchar Bhavan,Baluawakhani,Gangtok-737101. 

The entire operational area covered in one BA (Business Area)


 Areas served

 Gangtok, Mangan, Geyzing, Namchi, Pakyong and Soreng districts

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