30 days in Sikkim Itinerary

30 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Travel:  84 h
1
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Zuluk
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Namchi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Pelling
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ravangla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Gangtok
— 9 nights
Taxi + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naga Falls and Chopta Valley. Get in touch with nature at Yume Samdong (Zero Point) and Bhim Nala Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery and take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lachung trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Lachung is an approximately 132- hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zuluk.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chopta Valley
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

2
nights
Zuluk

Zuluk ©
Enveloped in misty clouds, the remote village of Zuluk on the hilltops of East Himalayas aims at leaving its visitors completely awestruck.
Take a break from the city and head to Lam Pokari and Mankhim Hilltop. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kali Khola Falls and Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery. Take a break from Zuluk with a short trip to Nathang Valley in Aritar, about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Thambi View Point.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zuluk trip builder app.

Drive from Lachung to Zuluk in 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Namchi.

Things to do in Zuluk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aritar
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Lam Pokari ©
Lam Pokari
Kali Khola Falls ©
Kali Khola Falls
Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery ©
Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery

3
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siddheswar Dham and Saibaba Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Char Dham and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Namchi with a short trip to Temi Tea Garden in Temi, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Lake View Nest, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Ngadak Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Namchi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zuluk to Namchi in 3.5 hours. In August, Namchi is somewhat warmer than Zuluk - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake View Nest, Temi Tea Garden
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Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple

4
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. Get some cultural insight at Dubdi Monastery and Tashiding Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pelling: Yuksom (Coronation Throne Of Norbugang & Red Panda Tours and Travels). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, and admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pelling online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Namchi to Pelling takes 3 hours. August in Pelling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravangla.

Things to do in Pelling

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

3
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maenam Hill and Lungchok Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bonn Monastery and Ralong Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Ravangla to Aritar to see Phushrey Lake about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Samdruptse Hill, admire the striking features of Doling Gompa, walk around Buddha Park, and take some stellar pictures from Rayong Sunrise View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravangla trip planner.

Getting from Pelling to Ravangla by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ravangla can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aritar
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Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary and Deorali Orchid Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Teesta River. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, don't miss a visit to Nathula, explore the activities along Menmecho Lake, and wander the streets of MG Marg.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip site.

Drive from Ravangla to Gangtok in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teesta River, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary

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