8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Lachung
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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 3rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling trip planner.

New Delhi to Pelling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Pelling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Namchi.

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

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, and finally appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham.

To find out how to plan a trip to Namchi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. February in Namchi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Namchi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the views at 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 find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Lachung takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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

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.
Nathula Pass and Rumtek Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Tsongmo Lake and Banjhakri Water Falls. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of MG Marg, look for all kinds of wild species at Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, and take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip tool .

Drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature

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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