8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Pelling
— 1 night
2
Lachung
— 1 day
3
Gangtok
— 5 nights

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins. On the next day, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pelling holiday maker app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pelling is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March: high temperatures in Pelling hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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day
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 17th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung route planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Lachung in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

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

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ranka Monastery and Enchey Monastery. Take a break from the city and head to Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. There's lots more to do: stop by MG Marg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok day trip planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula ©
Nathula
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

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