16 days in Sikkim & Tawang Itinerary

16 days in Sikkim & Tawang Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pelling
— 3 nights
2
Aritar
— 2 nights
3
Gangtok
— 5 nights
4
Tawang
— 4 nights

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Step out of Pelling with an excursion to Tashiding Monastery in Yuksom--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, make a trip to Chenrezig Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phodong Monastery, and explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling journey tool.

Chennai to Pelling is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in August, you will find days in Pelling are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aritar.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

2
nights
Aritar

Aritar ©
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, stroll around Buddha Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maenam Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aritar online trip maker.

You can drive from Pelling to Aritar in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Aritar

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravangla, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery ©
Rhenock Gumpa, 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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aritar to Gangtok takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Ganesh Tok View Point ©
Ganesh Tok View Point
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

4
nights
Tawang

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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sela Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gorichen Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gorsam Chorten.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tawang online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Tawang in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
Gorichen Peak ©
Gorichen Peak

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