7 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Darjeeling
— 1 night
End: Darjeeling


3
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 appreciate attractions like Nathula Pass and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary maker site .

Bagdogra to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery and then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lachung online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, and finally get great views at Tiger Hill.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner .

Drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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