The Ropeway is a four-minute cable-car ride linking Deorali Bazaar (near the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology) and Namnang Station near Assembly House on the ridge above, providing bird's-eye views of Gangtok and the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's standing room only and, though departures are promised every 10 minutes in season, you might wait much longer when there are few customers.

Tickets are valid for a (same-day) return trip; indeed many passengers don't even get off. A third (upper) ropeway station higher up the ridge is no longer operative.