10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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10 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Lachung
— 2 nights
flight:  1 h
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, then hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, and finally admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and finally steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Samdruptse Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddheswar Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Namchi online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Namchi in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Namchi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

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 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pelling tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Namchi to Pelling in 3 hours. June in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then examine the collection at Everest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamahatta, and finally contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

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You can drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 6.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Lachung

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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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