Is Nathula pass open for tourists?
1 answer. Nathula is open from Wednesday to Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. The permit need to be sought locally. Your local travel agent or tour partner may arrange the Nathula visit permit or ask your hotel if they can arrange.
Which month Nathula pass is closed?
The best time to visit Nathula pass is summer (April-mid June) and autumn (October-November). The pass remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. Domestic tourists can visit the Nathula Pass in Sikkim on any other day of the week.
Why is Nathula pass famous?
Since it is one of the three open trading border posts between India and China, Nathu La Pass has played a key role in the Sino-Indian Trade. It has also shortened the distance between the important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites, thus strengthening the economy and improving border relations with China.
What is the cost to visit Nathula pass?
The charges for Nathula Pass Permit is Rs 200 per person. The tour to Nathula can done by shared vehichle which would cost around Rs 900 to Rs 1000 per person for selected attractions like Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula including permit fee.
Is Passport required for Nathula Pass?
You will need photo ID proof such as Passport / Voters Id Card (PAN card is not accepted) and two passport size photos each. Update: Effective September 2019, Aaadhar card is no longer accepted for issuing Protected Area Permits to Nathula.
How do I get permission for Nathula Pass?
A permit can be obtained by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can apply through a registered travel agency. A photo ID proof and two passport size photographs are required for the same. The Nathula Pass permit cost is INR 200/- per person.
Is there any snowfall in Zero Point?
Zero Point is also famous for experiencing snowfall in Sikkim in December. If you do not find snow in Yumthang itself, then drive up to Zero Point which is always covered with layers of ice during the winter. Here, you will be greeted by strange white spots as far as the eye can see.
Is Lachung closed?
Due to torrential rain, the road to North Sikkim has been damaged and vehicles will not be able to ply at the moment. So before booking a tour to North Sikkim, please confirm the road condition through a registered local tour operator.
How can I get Nathula Pass permit?
Can we see ice in Gangtok?
Snowfall in Gangtok is rare. However, places like Tsomgo Lake, Kupup Lake, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang and Zero Point witness heavy snowfall during winters. Therefore, winter is the best time to go to Sikkim if someone wants to see snow. However, the cold is harsh during the winter season, so pack right.
How can I get pass for Nathula Pass?