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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Pune

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Nathula Pass and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir will thrill your kids. MG Marg and Ranka Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Zoological Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok travel planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, then don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

Plan my day in Pelling using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake

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