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.
You've now added Ralong Hot Springs to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nathula Pass and MG Marg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rumtek Monastery and Phensong Monastery. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip itinerary builder tool .

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 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ralong Hot Springs, 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 20th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, 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.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lachung tour planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rimbi Water Falls as well as Hidden Paradise Adventure Tours. On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, trek along with Hidden Paradise Adventure Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 8 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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