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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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  • A proud feeling when you meet the Indian army at 14500 ft altitude of Nathula pass. Also considering the whether you have to be cautious of oxygen availability. As at this level of height there is low...  more »
  • The famous Nathula pass is beautiful in its location- but underwhelming if you are expecting a Wagah border type situation with China. You can almost not see the Chinese forces and for sure there are ...  more »
  • Great experience to be there ..Tremendous road with full of threat would suggest to check the weather before moving from Gangtok as its very unpredictable .  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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