9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pelling trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi to Pelling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Pelling reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang ©
Coronation Throne Of Norbugang
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery

2
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, then pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham, then take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Samdruptse Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Ngadak Monastery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temi Tea Garden., and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Namchi travel route planner .

You can drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Namchi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse Hill
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Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip planner .

Traveling by car from Namchi to Lachung takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Gangtok on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Teesta River, snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, look for gifts at Golden Tips, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Teesta River, Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Teesta River ©
Teesta River
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery

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