7 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

7 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

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7 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Gangtok travel planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gangtok is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gangtok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lachung.

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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lachung trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), make a trip to Batasia Loop, identify plant and animal life at Chattakpur, then take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery. On the 1st (Fri), 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 in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Lachung to Darjeeling takes 6.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Chattakpur ©
Chattakpur
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre ©
Snow Leopard Breeding Centre

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