11 days in Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Goa
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Tawang
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Pelling
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
End: Goa

3
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip app .

Goa to Gangtok is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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 20th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gangtok to Lachung. You will leave for Tawang on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

1
night
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
On the 22nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Tawang War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Madhuri Lake, then admire the striking features of Gyangong Ani Gompa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tawang Monastrey.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tawang travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lachung to Tawang. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Tawang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madhuri Lake ©
Madhuri Lake
Tawang Buddhist Monastery ©
Tawang Buddhist Monastery
Tawang War Memorial ©
Tawang War Memorial

3
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 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Tawang to Pelling with the Route module. August in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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