8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Pelling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Pune

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tsongmo Lake and Himalayan Zoological Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MG Marg and Nathula Pass. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok holiday planning app .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Rumtek Monastery ©
Rumtek Monastery

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 24th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, then take in the awesome beauty at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pelling.

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
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Pelling takes 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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