Set on a ridge at 1,547 metres, the Sikkimese capital Gangtok faces Kangchenjunga, a location that would justify a visit in itself.
The nearby Rumtek Monastery was only built in the 1960s but is a replica of the far older building in Tibet which the resident 'Black Hat' monks abandoned after the Chinese invasion.
Sunrise over Kangchenjunga
Whilst staying in Gangtok, it is well worth rising very early and driving to the viewpoint at Tashi to witness the sunrise over Kangchenjunga.
Suggested itinerary featuring Gangtok
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Gangtok, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Gangtok
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Photos of Gangtok
Accommodation choices for Gangtok
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Gangtok. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.