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Set on a ridge at 1,547 metres, the Sikkimese capital Gangtok faces Kanchenjunga, a location that would justify a visit in itself.

Rumtek Monastery

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 Kanchenjunga

KanchenjungaWhilst staying in Gangtok, it is well worth rising very early and driving to the viewpoint at Tashi to witness the sunrise over Kanchenjunga.

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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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    Places near 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.

    • Gardens, Hidden Forest Retreat, Gangtok

      Hidden Forest Retreat


      This homely retreat is an extension of the privately, family owned and run nursery located only 2 km from Gangtok city centre.

    • Norkhill Palace, Gangtok

      Norkhill Hotel


      The most upmarket place to stay in Gangtok, the Norkhill is a former palace with 30 guest rooms and wonderful views of the surrounding area.