15 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

15 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

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15 days in Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pelling
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kalimpong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Surat

3
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.
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 Tsomgo Lake, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, take a stroll through MG Marg, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gangtok online itinerary planner .

Surat 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

4
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Explore Pelling's surroundings by going to Yuksam (Tashiding Monastery & Coronation Throne Of Norbugang). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling trip planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Pelling by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
night
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, don't miss a visit to Pine View Nursery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tharpa Choling Monastery, and finally explore and take pictures at Dr. Graham's Homes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangal Dham, take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kalimpong travel planner.

Drive from Pelling to Kalimpong in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kalimpong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Samdruptse Hill, Saibaba Temple
Highlights from your plan
Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery ©
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery ©
Kalimpong Cactus Nursery

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lachen using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kalimpong to Lachen in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kalimpong in June, things will get a bit cooler in Lachen: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

2
nights
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 (Sat), appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley and then appreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery and then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lachung journey website .

You can drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

3
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.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhirdham Temple, then get great views at Tiger Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lachung to Darjeeling by car takes about 7 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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