8 days in East Sikkim, North Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

8 days in East Sikkim, North Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

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8 days in East Sikkim, North Sikkim & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pune


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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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, wander the streets of MG Marg, and contemplate the long history of Nathula.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Gangtok online day trip planner .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lachung day trip site .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

3
nights
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling tour planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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