Travel Itinerary for Sikkim, India by Trip Garuda
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30th May to 5th Jun, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Sikkim, India in May

Day 1 - Thursday 30th, May
morning -

Arrive at Sikkim, India. Check in to accommodation and freshen up.

afternoon -

Visit Enchey Monastery, a serene Buddhist monastery with stunning mountain views.

evening -

Enjoy a traditional Sikkimese dinner at Taste of Tibet Restaurant, known for its momos and thukpa.

Day 2 - Friday 31st, May
morning -

Travel by train to Gangtok and then take a shared taxi to Tsomgo Lake, known for its stunning beauty and yak rides.

afternoon -

Enjoy yak rides and explore the surrounding area. Take a short trek around the lake if desired.

evening -

Indulge in local street food at the stalls near the lake. Try the delicious momos and local tea.

Day 3 - Saturday 1st, Jun
morning -

Embark on a thrilling train ride to Darjeeling and then head to the Teesta River for an exhilarating white water rafting experience.

afternoon -

Take a break for lunch at Glenary's Restaurant, offering a mix of Indian, Continental, and Tibetan cuisine.

evening -

Explore Darjeeling Mall and try the local street food delicacies like thukpa, momos, and traditional sweets.

Day 4 - Sunday 2nd, Jun
morning -

Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.

afternoon -

Hike to Khecheopalri Lake, also known as the Wishing Lake, surrounded by lush green hills and forests.

evening -

Try authentic Sikkimese cuisine at The Tree House Cafe, offering a range of local delicacies.

Day 5 - Monday 3rd, Jun
morning -

Hop on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Toy Train, for a scenic journey to Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery.

afternoon -

Explore Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo, home to rare animals like snow leopards and red pandas.

evening -

Dine at Glenary's Restaurant again, known for its delicious food and panoramic views of the mountains.

Day 6 - Tuesday 4th, Jun
morning -

Travel to Nathula Pass (Indo-China border) for stunning views and photography.

afternoon -

Experience the thrill of zip-lining at Hanuman Tok, a popular viewpoint offering breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

evening -

Savor a hearty dinner at The Square Restaurant, known for its diverse menu and vibrant ambiance.

Day 7 - Wednesday 5th, Jun
morning -

Say goodbye to Sikkim and take a return train journey while reminiscing about the thrilling adventures and beautiful memories.

afternoon -

Travel back to the starting point by train and cherish the scenic views on the way.

evening -

Departure from Sikkim with unforgettable memories and experiences.

Weather in Sikkim, India in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain20%

The weather in Sikkim in May is generally warm and sunny. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Sikkim, India

Clothing & Apparel

Light and breathable clothing -

Clothes made of cotton or linen will be comfortable in the warm weather.

Layering pieces -

As the weather can be unpredictable, it's a good idea to have a few layers that you can add or remove as needed.

Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your footwear is comfortable and supportive.

Hat -

A hat will help protect you from the sun and rain.

Sunglasses -

Sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun.


Small backpack or daypack -

This will be useful for carrying your belongings while you're exploring.

Reusable water bottle -

This will help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

First-aid kit -

This will come in handy for any minor injuries or ailments.

Toiletries -

Pack essential toiletries like toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay.

Travel insurance -

This will protect you in case of any unexpected events.

Money -

Indian Rupee is widely accepted but it's always a good idea to have a credit card or debit card as a backup.

Phone and charger -

Make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave.

Good to have

Travel towel -

This is a lightweight and compact towel that will come in handy for drying off after a swim or shower.

Guidebook or map -

This will help you plan your itinerary and navigate your way around Sikkim.

Camera -

This will allow you to capture all the beautiful memories of your trip.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks to keep you energized throughout the day.


Headphones -

These will be useful for listening to music or podcasts on your travels.

Power bank -

This will come in handy for charging your electronics on the go.

Travel adapter -

This will be necessary if you're coming from a different country.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and cards are both widely accepted in Sikkim.

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