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An Eye-Catching visit to Indo-China Border

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.

Nathula Pass is an outstanding place for tourist attraction. In Sikkim, you are not allowed to drive your own cars beyond Gangtok.The road to Nathula is not a smooth drive. While driving in Himalayan region, one should keep in mind that the journey must start as early as possible because weather can change rapidly in a single day. Nathula sikkim is on Gangtok-Nathula Highway. On the way to Nathula, you will come across so many spectacular places.It is usually combined with visits to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.

Tsomgo lake :

Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim. Tsomgo is about a kilometer long lake. It is 40 kilometers away from Gangtok and it takes only 2 hours from here.

Baba Harbhajan Singh :

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is also known as Baba Mandir. It is located between Nathula and Jelepla pass at an altitude of 13,123 ft and about 52 kms from Gangtok. The history behind the shrine is very interesting . He was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Sikkim. His fellow soldiers built a monument that has became a pilgrimage centre later.

It is a must visit place when one is in Sikkim.There is no restriction on the amount of time a tourist can spend at the indo-china border. One must visit this place to salute the Indian army for protecting the international border at such a difficult terrain, climate and oxygen level.

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Snow Place in India – Nathula Pass

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.

Things to Take Care while travelling in Nathula Pass Sikkim

There are some key points to remember while planning trip to nathula :

  1. It is high altitude pass be aware of the reduced oxygen as you go higher.
  2. Wear thick woolens, gloves and dark glasses to protect yourself.
  3. A photo ID proof (PAN card not accepted)and two passport size photographs are required for permit.
  4. Handover your contact addresses or number to someone when you are away as mobile services isn’t available at this site.
  5. Go in a group, it’s always helpful.
  6. Childrens under 4 years are not allowed .

If you are snow person, then there is no better destination than North Sikkim to quench your inexhaustible desire to stay in the snow. Weather remained pleasant in Nathula. It is foggy and cold but bearable when we arrive there. Also, it would be appropriate to point out here that North Sikkim is one of those places where snow can be found almost throughout the year.he temperature in the region drops as low as -25 ° C during winters. The minimum temperature during the summer months is approximately 10 ° C. Nathula pass sikkim is beauty and brilliance mixed in one.

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