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Nathula Pass, Gangtok

#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
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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  • 14,140 ft.!! Nathula is an achievement, a must go place if in Gangtok. Pretty much a couple of hrs drive from main city. The route is breathtaking and beautiful. Halt for a tea or snack before permit ...  more »
  • You need a permit for Nathu La. This permit covers Nathu La, Baba Mandir & Tsomgo Lake. At 14,200 feet, Nathu La is an international boundary between India and China where civilians are allowed. Howev...  more »
  • First thing first I won't travel easily to this place u need to clear army permission. Police permission and get past mile post before 10. Get heavy warm clothing . Dairmilk, campour,clothes to cover ...  more »
  • 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.
  • Nathula pass borders with China and with 14,140 feet, it's one of the coldest places in India. It was an awesome experience with all the teeth chattering :p PS- you might feel breathless due to high altitude and scarcity of oxygen. Do not panic or try to run. Stay calm and breath heavily.
  • 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 no visitors
  • Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas it's a beautiful tourist place covered with snow for nearly 9 month. It connects Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • Trip superb full njydddd but temperature -15dgrees site seeing super total army controlled
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