Sikkim Trip: Blissful 7-Day Trip Guide

Not ready for the Sikkim Trip? Well, to start with, Sikkim is home to many wonderful and rare natural gems. This part of India shares its borders with China to the north and northeast, Bhutan to the southeast, the Indian state of West Bengal to the south, and Nepal to the west.

Sikkim might seem geographically small but actually, it has a lot of itineraries. Even a month might be a short period to cover the whole beauty of this state. So, here I come to your rescue. This article comprises a 7-day complete Sikkim Tour Guide so you don’t have to live with FOMO.

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7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide

Sikkim is not the best when it comes to modern technologies. But, it is still easy to commute and have a great time, especially if you’re going from an urban metropolitan area. Now, let’s discuss some important facts to remember:

  • Booking a single stay is a bad idea for the Sikkim trip as you’ll have to migrate to distant areas. Therefore, it is advisable to find nearby and local places to stay.
  • Another thing to remember is that the state shares its borders with countries like China, so it is important for you to carry identity proof everywhere along with passport-size photos. There are places where you will need a separate permit to go but the good thing is that it is free of cost and only related to safety assurance.
  • Most of the mesmerizing spots require an early morning voyage for the best experience. Therefore, sleeping well is very important to enjoy the tour.

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Day 1 of Sikkim Trip: Reaching Stay

Reach Bagdogra Airport

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide

There are various ways of reaching Sikkim. However, airways are preferable, considering convenience. You can read more about ways to reach Sikkim in the article by Holidify.

Here starts your Sikkim Trip! Hire a taxi and head to Gangtok, West Sikkim. Taxi charges start from ₹5000.

Head to Your Stay

Be prepared to walk a lot on your Sikkim trip. Generally, the stays are a little far from roads accessible to taxis. Therefore it’s good to prepare yourself for an average walk of half an hour each day.

Explore Your Stay View and Rest

Rest the rest of your day while exploring the view from your stay and enjoy some food in the meantime. Take a good night’s sleep to wake up refreshed and optimistic.

Day 2 of Sikkim Trip: Exploring Gangtok

Rumtek Monastery

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide
Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok, West Sikkim

The first destination on your Sikkim trip is Rumtek Monastery. The vibrant and calm monastery is full of peaceful vibes. Give it a short visit and head to your next destination: Tsomgo Lake aka Changu Lake.

Tsomgo Lake (Changu Lake)

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide
Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake in Gangtok, Sikkim. It’s not only very beautiful, but it also freezes during the winters and turns into dark, inky green colors. While in summer, the water of this lake is sapphire blue. 

After spending some time here, leave for Deorali Bazar!

Ropeway from Deorali Bazar

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide
Deorali Bazar, Gangtok

Your Sikkim trip will remain incomplete without zipline or ropeway tourism. It offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. The cable car system is accessible from the Deorali station at the lowest point or the remaining two terminals, Nam-Nang and Tashiling. 

And, there ends your first day. Go back to your hotel and enjoy a warm meal; sleep well!

Day 3 to 5 of Sikkim Trip: North Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide

Leave early in the morning for North Sikkim from Gangtok. Select a stay in Chopta Valley and cherish the extraordinary Himalayan flora and fauna. Due to the high altitude, it is advisable to spend a day doing nothing or whatever low-energy-consuming activity you can for the first day.

Next day you can go to see the surreal Gurudongmar Lake, the most beautiful lake in Sikkim. It is also one of the untouched gems of India that are yet to be populated by mainstream tourism.

Yumthang Valley, Lachung

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide

As you move ahead with your Sikkim trip, you’ll realize what a big blessing having sufficient oxygen is. Thus, save your energy while you’re still in North Sikkim. And, on your fifth day of the Sikkim trip, head towards Yumthang Valley.

This valley has a picturesque landscape with surreal contrast of spring flora and ice-capped mountains. It’s an awesome place to take pictures and live the nature to the fullest.

Day 6 to 7 of Sikkim Trip: South Sikkim

Stay at Kewzing

7-Day Sikkim Trip Guide
The Buddha Park, Ravangla, Sikkim

Kewzing is a must-visit on your Sikkim trip as the town is situated “over the clouds,” you can literally see the clouds moving from your stay. Visit the Buddha Park of Ravangla to feel the magnificent existence of Buddhism in the state. The park is rich in flora and calm air, best to relax your mind and body.

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Then head right toward the Temi Tea Estate because who doesn’t know how popular is Sikkim-origin tea? Have some tea, enjoy the clean air, and head back home. Again, you can take the airways from Bagdogra Airport, or take a train from New Jalpaiguri Station. If you still have a few more days to roam around, do visit Darjeeling and make the best out of your tour.

In The End

As we come to the end of this guide, I must mention, that the food options in Sikkim are completely amazing. The destination offers many vegetarian and organic options that are not only healthy but very delicious. If you are merely a tourist who travels simply because you like it, Sikkim may even become your reason to start making vlogs. The place is too pretty to not be captured on camera and shown to the rest of the world.

While you travel and spend your days in this state, be mindful of not causing any chaos as the state is very close to international borders and so, the best thing you can do for the army officers of Sikkim is to not raise their concerns while you enjoy your trip.

The above-mentioned places are all full of remarkable scenarios and breathtaking natural beauty. I hope I’ve crafted the best tour guide for your Sikkim trip. You can always ask the locals and drivers for better and updated suggestions.

If you may wonder what’s the best time to visit Sikkim? It’s April. When the flowers are blooming and snow is still in abundance. April is the best time of the year to visit Sikkim and witness the most surreal side of this Indian state with multiple undiscovered, underrated, and hidden gems. With this, we cover your 7-day trip to Sikkim, if you find this helpful, do let me know on Facebook!