9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Sikkim Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Namchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ralong Monastery and Kyongnosla Waterfall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nathula and Ranka Monastery. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shanti Viewpoint, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, and explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok vacation builder website.

New Delhi to Gangtok is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ralong Monastery, Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ralong Monastery ©
Ralong Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Namchi

Namchi ©
Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, then pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saibaba Temple. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Tarey Bhir, then take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, and then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Namchi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Namchi takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
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Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashiding Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Namchi to Pelling in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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