9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ravangla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pelling
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MG Marg and Nathula Pass. Explore hidden gems such as Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Handicraft Emporium. There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok itinerary planner .

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ravangla.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Nathula ©
Nathula

1
night
Ravangla

Ravangla ©
Ravangla remains one of Sikkim's must-see destinations, offering unobstructed views of the snowy peaks of the Greater Himalayas.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravangla road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Ravangla takes 1.5 hours. May in Ravangla sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Namchi.

Things to do in Ravangla

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery

1
night
Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Namchi route site .

You can drive from Ravangla to Namchi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Char Dham ©
Char Dham

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pelling trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namchi to Pelling takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pelling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

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