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Phone Number: 03592-209090
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Nathula pass is the border between India and China. 2 to 3 hours journey from Gangtok. You need to get a permit to visit this place. Local tour operators can do it and only Taxis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Saharanpur, India
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Saharanpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nathula pass is the border between India and China. 2 to 3 hours journey from Gangtok. You need to get a permit to visit this place. Local tour operators can do it and only Taxis of Sikkim can go there. For Indians, You need Original photo identity and two passport size photographs to be given to tour operator one day... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Located at Indo-China Border, must watch place........ Trip to Gangtok would not be complete without reaching Nathula Pass. The scenic beauty while travelling will mesmerise you. Very fresh and clean environment. You can easily see the Peaks of Himalayas. Be careful about the land slides, as got stuck because of that but that is again a fortunate experience for me.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The pass is located on the Indo-China border , at 4,310 m (14,140 ft) above mean sea level. It forms a part of the ancient Silk Route. The border is patrolled by Indian and Chinese army. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the pass by vehicle from Gangtok. The tourist spot is right on the border fence between India... More 

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new delhi india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

getting to nathu la is an anti-climax. all along the 3 hour drive (with stops) from gangtok, one begins to get the expectations high as the road winds higher. and suddenly you are there .... a huge flight of steps (broken in some parts) await you. the army man on duty brusquely tells you ... No Camera / Mobile ....... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although the presence of clouds reduced visibility to zero but the dexterity of the driver made the journey safe and wonderful. We even saw a rainbow on our way back. There were so many beautiful waterfalls that wallpapers would fall short in front of them. One can also get a shared transportation from gangtok for Nathula, Baba Mandir and Changu... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Located atop the snow capped mountains of Sikkim is the famous Nathula Pass . Trip to northeast would not be complete without a stopover at Nathula Pass.Nathula lies 56km east of Gangtok.The mist and the white snow all around, the zigzagging roads with never ending scenic views.Nathula pass cannot be visited every day of the week. Pass remians closed for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place where you can actually touch Chinese souls or rather I should be saying Chinese Snow Amazing snow covered peak at such a height where it will surely make you feel like saluting to our soldiers.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Was a thrill to see the historical silk route in person. It's a high altitude spot (~14,500 sq ft) amidst kanchendzonga mountain ranges and i was advised not to carry kids. But my wife n i, backed by our driver Santosh, dared to take my 3yr daughter. At the end it was not a bad decision as we saw other... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

As it was mid June when i visited, i missed all those snow over this place. But i witnessed something else over there. Those mountains having red and green alpine around everywhere and the cool fresh unpolluted air around me felt amazing. Sometimes the fog/cloud comes and blocks the view but that also gives it a different look which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The path leading to Nathula pass is so enchanting that the wait to reach the ppint seems unbearable at times.. When you reach the spot it takes a while to believe if such a place truly exists.. But what is heart wrenching is to see our brave soldiers fight out the bone chilling cold to guard our borders. Deserve a... More 

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