40 days in Sikkim Itinerary

40 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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40 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Pelling
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ravangla
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Namchi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Zuluk
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Lachung
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Gangtok
— 10 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

6
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kids will enjoy Kanchenjunga Falls and Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping. Venture out of the city with trips to Yuksom (Dubdi Monastery, Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Sangay Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and admire the natural beauty at Sewaro Rock Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pelling road trip site .

Bengaluru to Pelling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Pelling hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ravangla.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

6
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Buddha Park and Ralong Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Aritar (Lungchok Valley & Phushrey Lake).

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ravangla tour planner .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Ravangla takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ravangla are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toNamchi.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aritar
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake

6
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Bring the kids along to Tendong Hill and Temi Tea Garden.. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddheswar Dham, admire the striking features of Ngadak Monastery, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and head outdoors with Lake View Nest.

Before you visit Namchi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Ravangla to Namchi takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Zuluk on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kupup Lake (in Kupup) and Aritar (Nathang Valley, Lam Pokari, & more).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zuluk trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Zuluk takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Namchi in May: high temperatures in Zuluk hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toLachung.

Things to do in Zuluk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aritar, Changey Waterfall
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Changey Waterfall ©
Changey Waterfall
Lam Pokari ©
Lam Pokari
Kali Khola Falls ©
Kali Khola Falls

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Yume Samdong (Zero Point) and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Take a break from Lachung with a short trip to Chopta Valley in Lachen, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lachung visit planner.

Drive from Zuluk to Lachung in 7 hours. You will leave for Gangtok on the 23rd (Thu).

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)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

10
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.
Kids will enjoy Tsongmo Lake and Nathula Pass. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, wander the streets of MG Marg, and meet the residents at Himalayan Zoological Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok journey builder app .

Drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teesta River, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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