13 days in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh & Yadong County Itinerary

13 days in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh & Yadong County Itinerary

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13 days in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh & Yadong County Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung, India
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Tawang, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Pelling, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yadong County, China
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Lachen, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India


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2
nights
Gangtok, India

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and contemplate the long history of Nathula.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary maker tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

1
night
Lachung, India

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 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Lachung

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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

2
nights
Tawang, India

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Tawang is known for nature, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bum La Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Sela Pass, appreciate the history behind Tawang War Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Urguelling Monastery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tawang day trip tool .

Getting from Lachung to Tawang by car takes about 27.5 hours. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Nuranang Falls ©
Nuranang Falls

2
nights
Pelling, India

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 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

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You can drive from Tawang to Pelling in 25.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yadong County.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
night
Yadong County, China

Yadong County ©
Gurudongmar Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Gurudongmar Lake.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pelling to Yadong County. The time zone difference when traveling from Pelling to Yadong County is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Yadong County

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

2
nights
Lachen, India

Lachen
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lachen trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yadong County to Lachen. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Lachen

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