12 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

12 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pelling
— 2 nights
2
Gangtok
— 4 nights
3
Lachung
— 1 night
4
Darjeeling
— 4 nights

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tonglu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pelling trip itinerary planning website.

Pune to Pelling is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. April in Pelling sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tonglu
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Tonglu ©
Tonglu
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls

4
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.
Nathula and Rumtek Monastery Sikkim will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through MG Marg, look for gifts at Golden Tips, identify plant and animal life at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), thenadmire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lachung travel planning website.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Everest Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tinchuley Village and Mahakal Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, look for gifts at Chandulal's, and take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. In May in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

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