14 days in Sikkim & Bhutan Itinerary

14 days in Sikkim & Bhutan Itinerary

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14 days in Sikkim & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Pelling, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gangtok, India
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gangtey, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Paro, Bhutan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai, India


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2
nights
Pelling, India

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, admire the sheer force of Rimbi Waterfalls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pelling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chennai (Madras) to Pelling is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May, with highs in Pelling at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping ©
Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

5
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.
Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Teesta River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Do Drul Chorten Stupa and Enchey Monastery. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 2 hours. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery, Teesta River
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

1
night
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 14th (Mon), snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Punakha online tour itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Gangtok to Punakha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
night
Gangtey, Bhutan

Gangtey ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtey visit planner .

You can drive from Punakha to Gangtey in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

4
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Popular historic sites such as Taktsang Palphug Monastery and Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest) are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Dochula Pass and Paro River. Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Junction Book Store, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, get engrossed in the history at Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paro trip planner.

You can drive from Gangtey to Paro in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

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