11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Darjeeling
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
End: Darjeeling

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, contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and take a stroll through MG Marg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planner .

Darjeeling to Gangtok is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Pelling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, get great views at Tiger Hill, and admire all the interesting features of Happy Valley Tea Estate.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 1.5 hours. May in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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