8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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

4
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MG Marg and Rumtek Monastery. Visiting Tsongmo Lake and Himalayan Zoological Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok travel itinerary planner .

Ahmedabad to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lachung trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
days
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tashiding Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pelling trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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