9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Yuksom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Coimbatore

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.
Visit Nathula Pass and Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at MG Marg and Rumtek Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary maker tool .

Coimbatore to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, 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 see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lachung vacation planner .

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yuksom.

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

1
day
Yuksom

Yuksom ©
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kartok Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Tashiding Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yuksom travel planner .

Getting from Lachung to Yuksom by car takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Yuksom

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Kartok Lake ©
Kartok Lake

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

Before you visit Pelling, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Yuksom to Pelling in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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