8 days in Gangtok, North Sikkim & Pelling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok, North Sikkim & Pelling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok, North Sikkim & Pelling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Pelling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gangtok online route maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Gangtok to Lachung with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lachen travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lachung to Lachen. In December, daily temperatures in Lachen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will leave for Pelling on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Lachen

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Pelling trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lachen to Pelling. Traveling from Lachen in December, expect Pelling to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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