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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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Hyderabad
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nathula pass is a historically significant pass that falls on the old silk road that has shaped the Asian economy for a millenia. The place is located 54 kms from Gangtok and is accessible via a permit issued by the Army. You need this permit and the weather to be kind to reach the pass and is a totally worthwhile... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you are going to Gangtok (Sikkim) you must go and visit Nathula & Changu lake. We went there in Feb'14, It was mesmerizing experience. All the mountains were covered by snow.. If you are going there you need to have pass... so you better try and contact some local taxi guy in gangtok, who will help you getting pass... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Mesmerizing Breathtaking beauty. If you dont go to nathula ur gangtok visit is incomplete. Apply for permit in advance before u reach there. Do not fear of the money u give to reach there, this will be the best moments of ur life. Don't forget to take a wollen jacket a mufler n gloves. N the last dont forget ur... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nathula is beautiful...awesome....mesmerizing...your sikkim trip is a waste if you do not go to Nathula...However one needs permit to visit there and you will have to apply a day in advance...If you are going there in winter months be prepared for heavy cold and snowfall...better to prepare yourself with heavy woolen clothes...you can get warm on rent from Tsongo lake...... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Just a word of caution for those who are planning to visit Nathula pass -there seems be some disconnect between the dept of tourism folks who issue the permit and police / army who give the clearance at Changu lake for proceeding towards Nathula pass depending upon the weather conditions. There also is very little transparency on either the likelihood... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Proud to have viewed the Indochinese border in the old silk route. Snow capped mountains, Beautiful lakes. Lying 14130 feet above sea level, Nathula or the "pass of the listening ears" was mesmerising. The icing on the cake was a large Himalayan Griffon which hovered high above us. Permission is limited only certain days a week. The road to Nathula... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Road towards nathula is really good and adventurous. View is good. nothing great about the baba temple. we

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Road are very bad and risky. security pass for Transport clearance to be taken one day prior and around four to six thousand may be charged for this visit. nathula pass is amazing and there is no feeling of lac of oxygen as we,.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

You have to be lucky enough to get the permit to visit this place. We had to wait for 3 days to get one. Permit is issued only if the weather conditions are favourable in Nathula. The distance is quite a bit and you feel it all the more as the roads are quite bumpy. Secondly once you reach Nathula,... More

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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very nice place with good views click with Chinese soldiers.The way to Nathula is very beautiful.The biggest problem is it gets too crowded during the season time.

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