NathuLa sikkim is a mountain pass in the himalayas connecting the Indian state of sikkim with china’s tibet monarch Region. It is located around 54 km’s from Sikkim’s capital city Gangtok at an altitude of 4310 meters . Nathu La is one of the three open trading border posts between China and India, the other two are Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh and Lipulekh (or Lipulech) in Uttarakhand. To carry silk, gold and many other items from Tibet to India and take daily neccessity item back to tibet ,mules are used. Nathula Pass was the place through which the popular silk route used to operate . Anyone can see the Indo-China border from highpoint with official permission.
One of the coldest and most difficult tourist points that can be visited in Sikkim is Nathula Pass. Nathula Pass Sikkim is a good place to see a great Asian divide. Nathula mountain pass is India’s shared border with China. Nathu la connects the Indian state of Sikkim with the independent region of China. It is located at an elevation of 14,140 feet through the Tsomgo lake and ranks amongst the highest point. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora.The government of India had sealed the border at Nathula after the Sino-Indian war in 1962 but re-opened it for trade in 2006 after talks with Chinese Government.Only Indian nationals are allowed to visit Nathula Pass.