11 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kalimpong Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Kalimpong Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
2
Lachen
— 1 night
3
Lachung
— 1 night
4
Pelling
— 1 night
5
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
6
Kalimpong
— 1 night

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Zoological Park, and visit MG Marg.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip app.

Siliguri to Gangtok is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kalapatthar
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lachen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. In November in Lachen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

1
night
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 17th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lachung road trip site.

Drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling online trip planner.

Drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7.5 hours. In November in Pelling, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature
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Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls

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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Orange Valley Tea Estate, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling tour planning site.

Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Darjeeling are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kalimpong road trip planning site.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Kalimpong in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kalimpong are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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