15 days in Sikkim Itinerary

15 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Durgapur
Drive:
10​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:
4​h 45​min
Lachung
— 4 nights
Drive:
7​h 15​min
Yuksam
— 5 nights
Drive:
10​h 45​min
Durgapur

5
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.
Gangtok is known for sightseeing, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, take a stroll through MG Marg, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok itinerary maker.

Durgapur to Gangtok is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. June in Gangtok sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass
MG Marg
Tsomgo Lake

4
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.
Step out of Lachung to go to Lachen and see Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lachung vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lachung can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for Yuksam on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Wildlife Areas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yumthang Valley
Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary

4
days
Yuksam

Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yuksam: Ravangla (Buddha Park, Doling Gompa, & more), Mirik (Donbosco Church, Simana View Point, & more) and Sangachoeling Monastery (in Geyzing). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kartok Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yuksam trip planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Yuksam in 7 hours. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yuksam

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravangla, Mirik, Pemayangtse Monastery, Lava Jamgon Kongtrul Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery
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Pemayangtse Monastery
Buddha Park
Lava Jamgon Kongtrul Monastery

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