Situated at an altitude of 5,000 ft in the Himalayas, the Elgin Nor-Khill presents a picture of breath-taking natural beauty, with spectacular views of mountain ranges and panoramic valleys, the hotel is in the heart of Gangtok town. It is the perfect base to explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the region and embark on your adventures.
Fill your senses with the scent of the earth as you trek through mountain trails. Thrill to the rush of water as you raft over the surging River Teesta. Ride with the wind on a mountain bicycle through picturesque paths that take you on a journey of discovery. On the other hand you could just enjoy the spirit of the mountains within the exclusive environs of the hotel garden.
Whether you are in quest of adventure or an easy-paced vacation, the Elgin Nor-Khill promises a holiday full of surprises and unforgettable memories.
Miles of un-spoilt countryside, tea gardens and wild flowers in spring create the setting for Elgin. Let the region work its magic on you, as you explore little known paths and follow tracks into the forest. We have mapped out trails that suit everyone, so you could go on a challenging walk, stroll along woodland lanes or take a route that offers a glimpse of colonial history. Not bound by clock or calendar, the world will be yours alone.
Trail 1 - The Tashi View Point Walk
Distance: 3 km
Duration: 1 hour
This is an easy-paced, one hour walk that wind through oak forests dotted with cottages. The hill trail offers a wonderful view of the Mt Kanchenjunga on a sunny clear day and the surrounding mountains, deep valleys and Gangtok Town.
Trail 2 - The Gangtok M.G. Road Walk
Distance: 2 km
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
A pleasant walk covering one and half kilometers. A straight walking trail in the middle of Gangtok's bustling shops, cafes and bars . The trail then loops around and brings you back to where you started your walk.
The landscape beckons the adventurer, as the bicycling trails pass through woods of rhododendron, spruce and pine. In spring, wild flowers set the hillsides ablaze in a riot of colour. Choose a challenging trail or pick an easy-paced ride. Cross hamlets where life has followed a steady pace for years. Pass through forests whose majestic trees have stood undisturbed for centuries. The experience of a single day allows you to take back memories for a lifetime.
Trail 1 - The Tashi View Point Bicycle Trail
Distance: 3 km
Duration: 25 minutes to ½ an hour
This is an easy-paced, half hour trail that winds through oak forests dotted with cottages. The hill trail offers a wonderful view of the Mt Kanchenjunga on a sunny clear day and the surrounding mountains, deep valleys and Gangtok Town.
Trail 2 - Gangtok M.G. Road Bicycle Trail
Distance: 2 km
Duration: 20 to 25 minutes
A pleasant trail covering one and half kilometers. A straight cycling trail in the middle of Gangtok's bustling shops, cafes and bars. The trail then loops around and brings you back to where you started.