11 days in Sikkim Itinerary

11 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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11 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
1
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Pune

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nathula Pass and Do Drul Chorten Monastery. Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through MG Marg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip planner .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

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.
On the 21st (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lachung trip itinerary app .

Getting from Gangtok to Lachung by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ravangla.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, then trek along Maenam Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Temi Tea Garden., then admire the verdant scenery at Lungchok Valley, and then explore the activities along Phushrey Lake.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ravangla day trip planner .

You can drive from Lachung to Ravangla in 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ravangla can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aritar, Temi Tea Garden
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling journey maker site .

You can drive from Ravangla to Pelling in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

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