16 days in Sikkim Itinerary

16 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Fly to Bagdogra, Taxi to Pelling
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Pelling
— 3 nights
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Namchi
— 2 nights
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Temi
— 1 night
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Lachung
— 2 nights
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Lachen
— 1 night
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Gangtok
— 6 nights
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Pelling — 3 nights

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery and Chenrezig Statue for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Pelling to Yuksom to see Tashiding Monastery about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins and admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pelling itinerary 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. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pelling, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Namchi.
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Namchi — 2 nights

Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Samdruptse Hill and then take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddheswar Dham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham.

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You can drive from Pelling to Namchi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Temi.
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Temi — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Temi Tea Garden.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Temi sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Namchi to Temi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lachung.
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Lachung — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Naga Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lachung day trip website.

You can drive from Temi to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lachen.
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Lachen — 1 night

Whatever you decide to do on your Lachen trip, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its landscapes and vibrant local culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang and then appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lachen online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Lachen takes 1.5 hours. June in Lachen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangtok.
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Gangtok — 6 nights

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nathula and Tsongmo Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Banjhakri Water Falls. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of MG Marg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lachen to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Sikkim travel guide

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Landmarks · Biking Trails · Waterfalls
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northeast India, Sikkim revels in its abundance of beautiful nature, with a plethora of scenic lakes, waterfalls, and lush green valleys. Apart from adventurous treks through mountain passes and around pristine lakes, a vacation in Sikkim usually involves visitng Hindu temples and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and mountaineering feature prominently on tourist agendas, with a visit to a hot spa providing the perfect way to relax after an exhausting day. Yak safaris and high ropeways provide interesting ways to see high-altitude cities and the surrounding nature, which includes the state's natural symbols: the noble orchid and the red panda. Bordering Tibet and sandwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim is known for its diverse blend of cultures.