13 days in West Sikkim, Kalimpong & North Sikkim Itinerary

13 days in West Sikkim, Kalimpong & North Sikkim Itinerary

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13 days in West Sikkim, Kalimpong & North Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Pelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yuksom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kalimpong
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mangan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Chuntang
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Pelling is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling travel itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Pelling is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Pelling: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yuksom.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

1
night
Yuksom

Yuksom ©
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kartok Lake, make a trip to Tashiding Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dubdi Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yuksom trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pelling to Yuksom takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalimpong.

Things to do in Yuksom

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

3
nights
Kalimpong

Kalimpong ©
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
Kalimpong is known for parks, historic sites, nature, childrens museums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, take in the pleasant sights at Tarey Bhir, don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill, and appreciate the views at Jaldhaka River Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kalimpong journey maker .

Getting from Yuksom to Kalimpong by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mangan.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Tarey Bhir
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Pine View Nursery ©
Pine View Nursery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Deolo Hill ©
Deolo Hill

1
night
Mangan

Mangan
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rong Lungten Lee and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Labrang Monastery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mangan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Mangan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Mangan

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), then take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lachung trip planner .

Drive from Mangan to Lachung in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

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

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lachen day trip planning app .

Drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lachen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chuntang.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

2
nights
Chuntang

Chuntang ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chuntang online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Chuntang takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chuntang

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang ©
Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang

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