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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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  • October 2, 2017
    Nice ride and a lot of faith. They say water from babaji's mandir heals you - if you drink it for 21 days  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Beautiful scenic place.. I traveled in winder hence missed the beauty of flower valley.. Which i have been informed as a must have of your trip through Lachung  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    You have to book a cab which takes around 700 - 800 rupees and go on a roller coaster ride. The roads, the view and the army camps through out the way are really amazing and when you look back down yo...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    If you want to have the life time experience, one must visit Nathula: India China Border, 14400 feet above the sea level. See how difficult it is to safeguard the border. One must proud of to see tricolour flying high on this side of border. One can expect a must thrilling visit. Can shake hand with both Indian as well as Chinese soldiers. Visited Sikkim/Gangtok many times but Nathula was first visited in December 2009 in a chilled weather. If you have problem in walking and cannot face extreme cold, please do not plan visit to Nathula. Layers of woollens is required. Safeguard your ears. Have a safe journey. Good Luck.
  • June 6, 2017
    Wanna Play with Ice? Wanna experience the "other side" of happy snowfall? Love Adventure? Wanna feel ground Elevation?? Must visit there..If you have High Altitude problem, please reserve a good conditioned 4X4 car. And "Indian Army"...wow...great job man..Grand Salute..Live long..
  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful place. The drive is scenic. You can click pics with Indian soldiers (or chinese soldiers too). Have Maggi at the Lake on the way up. You can do a Yak ride too at the lake. Its a heavenly location on earth. The Army keeps the place very clean.
  • July 10, 2017
    I experienced this high altitude Himalayan border on bike ride. It was just amazing.. some may feel high altitude sickness.. Beauty of nature is just mindblowing.. Also experienced how much our soldiers are performing their duties in harsh conditions.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great journey to an awesome place. You can stand almost 1 feet away from China. The Border is so close. Just remember that at such height there is limited Oxygen. You get tired easily.

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