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Nathula Pass, Gangtok

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An ancient branch of the Silk Road, Nathula Pass is located at 4,309 m (14,140 ft) above sea level. The pass links India and China by one of the world's most scenic mountain roads, which winds its way across the rugged landscape and crosses a glacial lake. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nathula Pass by using our Gangtok trip itinerary planning app .
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  • For first time I listened to National Anthem live by Military. Literally gave me goosebumps. Took me through snow road, giving me feeling of going through sky.  more »
  • It's not that simple to visit Nathula Pass. You need to plan and book atleast a day in advance. Your hotel or tour planner can do this easily for you. You need to provide an id proof and Rs 5000 for a...  more »
  • Great place to be there especially climate conditions are very pleasant. Snow covers the plain and border between two great nations.  more »
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  • Excellent and scenic place. You will love this place after visiting. If you are in Gangtok must visit this place
  • Nathula pass is basically the narrow strip of land that connects the Indian and Chinese border ,located in the state of Sikkim. Guarded all the year long it is a tourist spot which requires pre-hand permit for access. There are only certain days when civilians are allowed so you have to get in touch with the local tourists for further information. Also it's a delight to watch the army contingents serving to protect us in such harsh conditions. Nathula pass is covered with light snow during the month of November . It is not advisable (more like prohibited) to visit that area in December. It is closed then.
  • Beautiful place to visit again and again. amazing view.
  • Nathula Pass is a mountain pass in the Eastern Himalayas in Sikkim. The high altitude pass doubles up as the Indo-Chinese border that serves as the trade link between India and China.This mountainous pass is one of the oldest trading border posts connecting Tibet and India.  The silk route, ancient trade route used to pass through here. Currently, the Nathula Pass is marked by entrance gates of both countries (India and China) and military bunkers on both sides of the gates. It is one of the unmissable attractions in Sikkim.
  • Really wonderful place. You have to climb up the stairs to reach the actual place. There is also a small cafe. You can certainly feel breathless, so don't try to run. They do have a public restroom. Hats off to the army for enduring such harsh climate.
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