6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Lachung Itinerary

6 days in Gangtok, Pelling & Lachung Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  48 h 30 min
End: Pune

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Nathula, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip app.

Pune to Gangtok is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Kyongnosla Waterfall ©
Kyongnosla Waterfall

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night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pelling travel route planning app.

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Pemayangtse Gompa ©
Pemayangtse Gompa

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Lachung takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lachung

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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