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Nathula Pass

Gangtok, India
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Gangtok
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Bangalore, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One cannot go to Gangtok and return without visiting Nathula Pass. Except for a few stretches, road to Nathula Pass was very good. We can see brave soldiers guarding Indo-China border in inhospitable conditions. The view from this place is awesome. It was very windy and weather changed rapidly as we were about to leave. We need to visit this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Brilliant view for the mountains, INDO-CHINA boarder view. Go there if you don't have breath problem because there you have to walk and climb mountain, supply of the oxygen is low as compared at the Gangtok city. Take some camphor for good breath.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had opportunity to visit this place. Visited in September 2014 in midst of rains. Although tough approaching the place in monsoon, the adventure was worth. The complete travel was pleasure. The clouds kissing you throughout the journey that also had Tsangu lake enroute. And then Nathula was visual treat. The china border - just an inch away from the... More

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I must say you have to be lucky to visit Nathula pass, coz during the season it does snow badly and the pass is closed for visitors..... It's a place where we have a fine line between India and China.... A must visit place in Sikkim.... But please take care of your health as the oxygen levels are very low...... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Nathula pass Exchanging pleasantries with our bravhearted jawans, who were also delighted to meet us espl as we had bought homemade goodies from mumbai for them to relish, MOST LUCKILY The weather spared us as it was rainy season there

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nathu La pass is situated in the the border area and we need permits to visit this place, which will be arranged by the tour operator / guide / Hotel as the case may be. Please talk to the tour operators / guides / Hotels before starting your journey, because you need ID proofs and Passport size photos for each... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Form New jalpaiguri/ Siliguri, one can select route along Tista touching gangtok after passing on left Darjling and on right Kalingpong. Chhangoo lake beuty and God's Own India. for return, touching BABA Harbhajan's Memorial, Jalepla Pass and back to Binaguri SILIGURI. it can be 4-5 days comfortable. from Gantok going upto pass and return can be better option. defence permit... More

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Bharuch, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hi! It was our very first visit to eastern Himalaya. We visited Sikkim in 2nd – 3rd wk of April, family group of 5, reached Bagdogra by Air, further travel by road. We reached Gangtok, beautiful capital of Sikkim, and then explored northern Sikkim... Our first day was local sightseeing at Gangtok and leisure walk on MG Road by evening...... More

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You can visit this indo chinese border if you are Indian. Tour Opeators will take your id card xerox and your 2 passport size photos and they charge 750 rs for tour to Nathula pass, Harbhajan baba mandir and Thsangu lake for full day tour.Located arround 58 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 14200 ft and full way is... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nathula Pass was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962. Located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo lake. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora. On a clear... More

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