13 days in Sikkim Itinerary

13 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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13 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Gangtok

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, contemplate the waterfront views at Teesta River, and try to win big at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gangtok trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Teesta River
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

3
nights
Lachung

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 19th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Lachung route planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 5 hours. You will leave for Ravangla on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonn Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, and finally trek along Maenam Hill. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Phushrey Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ravangla route planner.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Ravangla takes 5.5 hours. In September in Ravangla, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Ravangla

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Phushrey Lake
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temi Tea Garden., and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddheswar Dham.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Namchi holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Ravangla to Namchi takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Namchi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temi Tea Garden.
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Temi Tea Garden. ©
Temi Tea Garden.

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery, then make a trip to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Pelling takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yuksam
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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