5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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5 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Siliguri
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Siliguri

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Sikkim Manipal University, take in the views from Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and then explore the activities along Teesta River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Palzor Stadium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally make a trip to Gonjang Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok day trip app .

Siliguri to Gangtok is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Deorali Butterfly Bridge, Teesta River
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Ganesh Tok View Point ©
Ganesh Tok View Point

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pelling itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coronation Throne Of Norbugang, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, then admire the natural beauty at Temi Tea Garden., and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Namchi trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. In October in Namchi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temi Tea Garden.
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Temi Tea Garden. ©
Temi Tea Garden.

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