8 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Pelling Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Pelling Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok, Lachung & Pelling Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Nathula Pass. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok day trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Lachung tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Pelling: Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Ravangla (Ralong Monastery & Maenam Hill). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, and take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Pelling vacation tool .

Drive from Lachung to Pelling in 7 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravangla, Tashiding Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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