10 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

10 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

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10 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Get in touch with nature at Tinchuley Village and Kanchenjunga Mountain. There's lots more to do: stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Dzongri La, and get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner.

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dzongri La
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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Dzongri La ©
Dzongri La

3
nights
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Get in touch with nature at Yumthang Valley and Bhim Nala Falls. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and admire the sheer force of Naga Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lachung road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Lachung takes 6.5 hours. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

3
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.
Visiting Tsongmo Lake and Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through MG Marg, don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok road trip tool .

Drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls

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