9 days in Pelling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

9 days in Pelling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

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9 days in Pelling, Gangtok & Lachung Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gangtok
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pelling travel route tool .

Hyderabad to Pelling is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in January, with highs in Pelling at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping ©
Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping

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.
Nathula Pass and MG Marg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hanuman Tok, look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point, and get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gangtok itinerary site .

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Deorali Butterfly Bridge
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Nathula Pass ©
Nathula Pass
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip website .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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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hours
Gangtok

Gangtok
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gangtok trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lachung to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Wildlife
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