9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ravangla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Namchi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bhopal

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then make a trip to Hanuman Tok. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, take a stroll through MG Marg, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary planner .

Bhopal to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka 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 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, appreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lachung tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

2
nights
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ralong Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tumlong Monastery, trek along Maenam Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bonn Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Doling Gompa, and finally stroll around Buddha Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravangla vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Lachung to Ravangla takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Bonn Monastery ©
Bonn Monastery

1
day
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddheswar Dham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Namchi tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Ravangla to Namchi takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip planner .

Getting from Namchi to Pelling by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

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