7 days in Sikkim Itinerary

7 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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7 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pelling online trip itinerary planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pelling is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for little chillier nights in Pelling, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, don't miss a visit to Samdruptse Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddheswar Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Namchi vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Namchi takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Namchi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lachung trip website .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Lachung takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lachen online route planner .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Lachen takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachen

Parks Nature
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Gonjang Monastery, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take a stroll through MG Marg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then contemplate the long history of Nathula, and finally don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

Start your trip to Gangtok by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Lachen to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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