popular pass on the crossroads of Indo-China border, Nathula Pass forms a major
part of an offshoot of the Old Silk Route.”
haven’t changed much and Nathula pass still passes tourists the same way it
used to pass its traders and merchants in the olden times. So, take a trip to
Nathula Pass to escape the hassles of the big city life.
Nathula Pass at a glance!!
a height of 4310 meters, Nathula Pass is located in the east of Gangtok. You
can avail Gangtok tour packages to
reach Nathula. Though maintained in some places, the roads are steep and
slippery. Beware of it!
unique destination, Gangtok is itself the gateway to many amazing places that
is wonderful in its own way.
such area is Nathula Pass. The drive is an experience which one must enjoy and
never forget. Though the distance is just 56 kilometers, the mountains and
winding roads will take 3 to 4 hours drive.
news… only Indian
National with a valid permit can visit Nathula Pass. This permit
can only be obtained from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can
also register yourself through a travel agency at the time of booking Gangtok tour packages.
Photo ID Proof
Two passport size photographs
Permit cost: INR 200 per
season: April to mid-June
days: Wednesday to Sunday
What to look
are many places in and around Nathula Pass. Here are a few of them. Do check
them out on your trip and have the best time of your life!
Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh, is a popular sightseeing spot in Sikkim.
The new temple is situated at the junction of Kupup Gnathang Road and the trail
of Menmecho Lake.
underlying…Baba Harbhajan Singh still guards the international boundary
between India and China!
Mera Bharat Mahan Hill
the way to the Mandir, there is a hillside written with the words “Mera Bharat Mahan”. The font
size is big enough to give you a patriotic feeling. You will be amazed to see
everything this hill has in store.
Indo-China Border staircase
steep roads from Gangtok to Nathula will take you the staircase leading to the
border. Climb the stairs carefully and take rest between the climb. You can see
everything from these steps and it will be a delight.
distance of 38 kilometers from Gangtok, one must take a valid permit to reach
Tsomgo Lake. The blue water coming from the melting snow and the scenery of
frozen lakes during the winters is a sight to behold.
This waterfall is another beautiful halt in the Nathula Pass tour. It also adds to the beauty of Sikkim. You can simply swim in the water or take photographs of the nearby places of the waterfall. The best part… you do not have to trek!
Are you looking for an escapade? Plan a trip to Nathula with reasonable tourpackagesand prepare to get blown by the magnificence this place offers!