8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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8 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

3
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through MG Marg, contemplate the long history of Nathula, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip planner.

Hyderabad to Gangtok is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Nathula ©
Nathula

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chopta Valley. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lachen vacation planning tool .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lachen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of Ngadak Monastery, stroll through Samdruptse Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, then appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Namchi holiday builder site .

Getting from Lachen to Namchi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Lachen in November, expect Namchi to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pelling road trip website .

You can drive from Namchi to Pelling in 3 hours. In November in Pelling, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks 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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