8 days in Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

Start: Gangtok
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Gangtok

4
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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre, wander the streets of MG Marg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Gangtok trip planning tool .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake

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.
On the 18th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and then appreciate the views at Chopta Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lachung trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chopta Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Lachung Monastery ©
Lachung Monastery

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