Itinerary Sikkim

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Photo of Itinerary Sikkim by Devlina Talapatra

Located in the northeastern part of the India, in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the smallest states in the country. The state's name is derived from the Limbu words su him, meaning "new house." The whole of Sikkim is divided into 4 zones - East, West, North and South. There are magnificent places to visit in each of these zones.

East Sikkim * Gangtok (capital) * Tsongmo Lake * Nathula Pass * Baba Mandir

West Sikkim *Pelling *Yuksum *Kaluk

North Sikkim *Gurudongmar Lake *Yumthang Valley *Zero Point

South Sikkim *Namchi *Ravangla *Borong

Kolkata - New Jaipaiguri (by train) New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok (by rented car)

Day 1

Stay over in Gangtok for 3 days and 2 nights.

Day 1 Tsongmo lake

Day 2

Day 2 Local sight seeing to Flower Garden and eating out

Day 3

Day 3 Start for Lachen early morning Duration of journey was about 7 to 8 hrs.

Stay over for 2 days 1 night

Day 4

Day 4 Night stay and local exploration

Day 5

Day 5 Lake Gurudongmar Journey from Lachen to Gurudongmar starting at 4 am in the morning - reached Gurudongmar at around 10 am - from then headed off to Lachung ( another 8 to 9 hrs)

Day 6

Day 6 Reached at night amidst heavy rains

Day 7

Day 7 Zero point and Yumthang Valley and back to Gangtok (some 12 hrs in total)

Important pointers while travelling to Sikkim

*Due to difficult terrains and unpredictable climate changes it is best to plan your trip well ahead with all the little details chalked out.

*Get the permits done in advance.

*Pack dry foods supplies and medicines.

*Renting shared vehicles makes the whole thing lot cheaper but you may have to adjust your plans and preferences. Thus we suggest renting personal vehicle for customised tours and exploring.

*Gorge on local food.

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Devlina Talapatra
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Devlina Talapatra

Let us know about your Sikkim tales. Bon voyage folks.

Photo of Itinerary Sikkim by Devlina Talapatra

Published by Devlina Talapatra, who is just another Bengali woman proud of her Rabindrasangeet and Rosogolla roots ..... the typical mother still searching for the perfect balance, a struggling psychiatrist still figuring out why she is called a shrink

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