10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Pune

2
days
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

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Pune to Darjeeling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pelling.

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Kanchenjunga Mountain
Barbotey Rock Garden

2
days
Pelling

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake.

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You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Pelling

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Yuksam, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake

1
day
Lachen

Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

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You can drive from Pelling to Lachen in 7 hours. In June in Lachen, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature

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Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake

1
day
Lachung

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
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Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. June in Lachung sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gangtok.

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3
days
Gangtok

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsomgo Lake and Mt. Katao. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nathula Pass and MG Marg. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, admire the natural beauty at Temi Tea Garden., and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 5 hours. In June in Gangtok, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Sikkim
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Tsomgo Lake
Nathula Pass
Gurudongmar Lake

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