8 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

8 days in Darjeeling, Lachung & Gangtok Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
2
Lachung
— 1 night
3
Gangtok
— 3 nights

3
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.
Darjeeling is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghoom Monastery, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip planner.

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lachung, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Lachung takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lachung

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

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.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nathula, visit MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Nathula ©
Nathula
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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