5 days in Darjeeling, West Sikkim & Gangtok Itinerary

5 days in Darjeeling, West Sikkim & Gangtok Itinerary

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5 days in Darjeeling, West Sikkim & Gangtok Itinerary

Gangtok
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
West Sikkim
— Few hours
taxi:  30​min
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Gangtok
— 1 night
Gangtok

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day
Darjeeling

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 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling itinerary planner.

Gangtok to Darjeeling is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to West Sikkim.

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Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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hours
West Sikkim

West Sikkim
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Traveling by car from Darjeeling to West Sikkim takes 4 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Pelling.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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days
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 (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling holiday planner.

Pelling is very close to West Sikkim. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tashiding Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, explore the activities along Tsomgo Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok trip generator.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gangtok can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsomgo Lake ©
Tsomgo Lake
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

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