8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  21​h
1
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Aritar
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery, stroll around Buddha Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ravangla driving holiday planner.

Lucknow to Ravangla is an approximately 21-hour car ride. Traveling from Lucknow in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravangla, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pelling route planner.

Getting from Ravangla to Pelling by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Pelling sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, then contemplate the long history of Nathula, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. On your second day here, take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok vacation website .

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Aritar.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

2
nights
Aritar

Aritar ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Phushrey Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aritar online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Aritar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aritar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Phushrey Lake ©
Phushrey Lake
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery ©
Rhenock Gumpa, Monastery

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