7 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Lachung Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Lachung Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok, Darjeeling & Lachung Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Bagdogra

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and contemplate the long history of Nathula Pass.

Before you visit Gangtok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Bagdogra to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, identify plant and animal life at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, and then take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Chattakpur ©
Chattakpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

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