18 days in Sikkim Itinerary

18 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Fly
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lachen
— 1 night
Drive
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Lachung
— 1 night
Drive
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Namchi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Yuksom
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Zuluk
— 2 nights
Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Nathula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, and take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gangtok road trip planner.

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
night
Lachen

Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lachen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Lachen by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April in Lachen, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
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Lachung

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lachung planner.

Getting from Lachen to Lachung by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

2
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Namchi

Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ngadak Monastery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Namchi travel route planner.

Drive from Lachung to Namchi in 5.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Namchi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ravangla.

Things to do in Namchi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ralong Monastery, then hike along Maenam Hill, and then make a trip to Samdruptse Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doling Gompa and then stroll around Buddha Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravangla online trip planner.

You can drive from Namchi to Ravangla in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ravangla can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yuksom.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

1
night
Yuksom

Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dubdi Monastery and then don't miss a visit to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yuksom day trip site.

Traveling by car from Ravangla to Yuksom takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pelling.

Things to do in Yuksom

Historic Sites

3
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Pelling

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Pelling is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Yuksom to Pelling in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zuluk.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Zuluk

Enveloped in misty clouds, the remote village of Zuluk on the hilltops of East Himalayas aims at leaving its visitors completely awestruck.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Thambi View Point.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zuluk fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Zuluk takes 5.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Pelling in April, with highs in Zuluk at 24°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sat).
Highlights from your trip

Sikkim travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Waterfalls
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northeast India, Sikkim revels in its abundance of beautiful nature, with a plethora of scenic lakes, waterfalls, and lush green valleys. Apart from adventurous treks through mountain passes and around pristine lakes, a vacation in Sikkim usually involves visitng Hindu temples and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and mountaineering feature prominently on tourist agendas, with a visit to a hot spa providing the perfect way to relax after an exhausting day. Yak safaris and high ropeways provide interesting ways to see high-altitude cities and the surrounding nature, which includes the state's natural symbols: the noble orchid and the red panda. Bordering Tibet and sandwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim is known for its diverse blend of cultures.