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 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, then make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then wander the streets of MG Marg.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip planner .

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 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

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

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.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lachung trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gangtok to Lachung. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

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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. On the 14th (Tue), explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachen trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lachung to Lachen. In May, daytime highs in Lachen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Pelling on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Lachen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lachen to Pelling. In May, Pelling is somewhat warmer than Lachen - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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