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Planning a trip to Gangtok, Sikkim, India

27th Jun to 3rd Jul, 2024Budget Friendly Train
Backpacking / Wandering Looking for Buddy
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  • Things to Carry
Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 121,500 - 161,800View Breakdown

Things to do in Gangtok in June

Day 1 - Thursday 27th, Jun
Morning -

Arrival in Gangtok and check-in at the hotel

Afternoon -

Exploring the Enchey Monastery, a serene Buddhist temple with stunning views

Evening -

Enjoy a delicious meal at Taste of Tibet restaurant, known for authentic Tibetan cuisine

Day 2 - Friday 28th, Jun
Morning -

Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to learn about Tibetan culture and history

Afternoon -

Take a short drive to Ganesh Tok for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains

Evening -

Head to M.G. Marg for a stroll and dinner, known for its bustling street with local shops and eateries

Day 3 - Saturday 29th, Jun
Morning -

Depart for a day trip to Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake at an altitude of 12,313 feet

Afternoon -

Visit the nearby Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, a sacred site with interesting history

Evening -

Head back to Gangtok and have dinner at The Coffee Shop, a cozy cafe with a variety of snacks and beverages

Day 4 - Sunday 30th, Jun
Morning -

Visit the mesmerizing Banjhakri Water Falls for a refreshing start to the day

Afternoon -

Explore Rumtek Monastery, a magnificent Tibetan Buddhist monastery with intricate architecture

Evening -

Enjoy an authentic Sikkimese meal at Taste of Sikkim restaurant, known for local cuisine

Day 5 - Monday 1st, Jul
Morning -

Embark on a day trip to Nathula Pass, a historic mountain pass on the Indo-China border

Afternoon -

Explore the quaint village of Kupup and visit the Elephant Lake en route back to Gangtok

Evening -

Relax and dine at Parivar Restaurant, offering a mix of Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan cuisine

Day 6 - Tuesday 2nd, Jul
Morning -

Spend a relaxing morning at Tashi View Point, enjoying panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range

Afternoon -

Discover the unique flora and fauna at the Himalayan Zoological Park

Evening -

Enjoy a traditional Nepali meal at Nimtho restaurant, known for its authentic Nepalese cuisine

Day 7 - Wednesday 3rd, Jul
Morning -

Check out from the hotel and head to the train station for the return journey to Kolkata

Afternoon -

Travel by train from Gangtok to Kolkata

Evening -

Arrival in Kolkata and end of the trip

Weather in Gangtok in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain80%
Seasonmonsoon

June is a monsoon month in Gangtok, so expect heavy rainfall. Temperatures can vary from warm to cool, especially in the evenings. The average minimum temperature is 15°C, while the average maximum temperature is 25°C. The chance of rain is high, around 70-80%. However, clear skies and sunshine can also be experienced during this time. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Gangtok

Clothing & Apparel

Warm jacket -

For protection against the cold, especially in the evenings.

Comfortable pants/jeans -

For ease of movement during sightseeing and activities.

T-shirts -

For daytime wear, as temperatures can vary.

Sweaters/sweatshirts -

For layering and additional warmth.

Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers -

For comfortable walking on uneven terrain.

Hat and gloves -

For protection against the sun and cold.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

For protection against the glare.

Scarf -

For warmth and protection against the cold.

Waist pack or small backpack -

For carrying essentials while exploring.

Reusable water bottle -

For staying hydrated.

First aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Essential travel documents.

Train tickets -

For travel to and from Gangtok.

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For expenses and purchases.

Travel insurance -

For protection against unforeseen events.

Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) -

For personal hygiene.

Medications (if any) -

For any ongoing medical conditions.

Good to Have

Rain gear (jacket and umbrella) -

For protection against unpredictable weather.

Travel towel -

For drying off after activities.

Travel adaptor -

For plugging in electronics in case of different power sockets.

Small flashlight -

For emergencies or exploring in low-light conditions.

Guidebook or travel app -

For information about local attractions and activities.

Electronics

Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Camera -

For capturing memories of your trip.

Power bank -

For charging electronics on the go.

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Travel router (optional) -

For creating a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect multiple devices to the internet.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Both cash and credit/debit cards are commonly accepted in Gangtok, but it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases or street vendors.

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Budget for Gangtok, Sikkim, India in Jun, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR121,500 - 161,800

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Train Travel
INR 1,500- 2,000
Food
INR 12,000- 15,000
Hotel
INR 48,000- 64,000
Local Travelling
INR 24,000- 28,800
Activities
INR 12,000- 16,000
Miscellaneous
INR 24,000- 36,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Gangtok, Sikkim, India
  • Carry some cash as some local shops might not accept cards
  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.