12 days in Sikkim Itinerary

12 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:
3​h 15​min
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:
4​h 15​min
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:
6​h 15​min
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:
2​h
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:
11​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tsomgo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and explore and take pictures at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtok custom trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, things will get cooler in Gangtok: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake
Hanuman Tok

2
days
Pelling

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

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Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Pelling

Sightseeing Nature Parks

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Gurudongmar Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lachen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Lachen takes 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake

2
days
Lachung

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lachung vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lachen to Lachung takes 2 hours. April in Lachung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you're off tohome.

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Yumthang Valley

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