9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Howrah
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Yuksom
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Howrah

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Tsongmo Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at MG Marg and Ranka Monastery. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok route planning tool .

Howrah to Gangtok is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Outdoors
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

1
night
Namchi

Namchi
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 3rd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Samdruptse Hill.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Namchi route planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Namchi in 3 hours. April in Namchi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

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Traveling by car from Namchi to Pelling takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pelling are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yuksom.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Yuksom

Yuksom ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Red Panda Tours and Travels.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yuksom day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pelling to Yuksom in 2 hours. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yuksom

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery

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