9 days in Sikkim & Dharamsala Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim & Dharamsala Itinerary

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Gangtok
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Lachen
— 1 night
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Lachung
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Pelling
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
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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 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake and then steep yourself in history at Nathula. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, then look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, and finally wander the streets of MG Marg.

Make your Gangtok itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Hyderabad to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Lachen

Lachen ©
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 21st (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Chopta Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lachen travel planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Lachen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lachung.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature · Parks
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Chopta Valley ©
Chopta Valley

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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 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lachung road trip planning website.

Drive from Lachen to Lachung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 23rd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pelling trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7.5 hours. In December in Pelling, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Exsul Travel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guna Devi Temple and Gyuto Monastery. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Massage Centre, stop by Kushi Boutique, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuglag Khang.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Dharamsala takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Exsul Travel
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Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Holistic Massage Centre ©
Holistic Massage Centre
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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