12 days in Sikkim Itinerary

12 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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12 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Namchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Chennai

2
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 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip itinerary maker app .

Chennai to Pelling is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in July, expect nights in Pelling to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yuksom, Ralong Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

2
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddheswar Dham, then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Tarey Bhir, identify plant and animal life at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Namchi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill

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 9th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Namchi to Lachung takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiv Mandir and Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong. Visit Nathula Pass and Ranka Monastery for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, identify plant and animal life at Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Palzor Stadium, and make a trip to Gonjang Monastery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok road trip planning site .

Getting from Lachung to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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