Pelling’s raison d’etre is its jaw-dropping dawn view of Khangchendzonga. It’s not so much a town as a 2km string of tourist hotels, but don’t be put off. The view is worth it. Despite hordes of visitors, locals remain surprisingly unjaded, and the best budget hotels are great for meeting fellow travellers. Don’t miss strolling up to the helipad for even more panoramic views.