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Moving on from Pelling


From the crossroads of Upper Pelling, shared jeeps travel regularly (6am–4pm) between Pelling and Gyalshing; there are also twice-daily services to Gangtok via Ravangla (7am & noon; Rs150), and one jeep daily for Siliguri (7am; Rs150); one bus (Rs120) leaves at the same time to Siliguri via Jorethang (pre-book at SNT, Hotel Pelling, Lower Pelling t 03595/250707). The road from Pelling via Rimbi to Yoksum is poor so allow plenty of time; there are no scheduled services, but jeeps leave from Gyalshing and Legship for Tashiding and Yoksum. Father Travels runs a direct jeep service to Gangtok leaving at 12.30pm and direct jeeps to Darjeeling are also available through Simvo (Rs2000). Sikkim Tourism has announced a Mondays-only helicopter service to and from Bagdogra for Rs2200.

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