Changu Lake ...Completely frozen
Around Oct 5th-10th, how cold will it be in Lachung, Yumthang, zero point and Nathula?
Will there be snow around anywhere ? Perhaps only at zero point and Nathula ?
Full length sweaters and caps should do ?
Does it rain during that time normally ?
We are planning visiting Darjeeling/Gangtok from 01st September 2016 to 06th September 2016. We will stay 2 nights in Darjeeling and 3 nights in Gangtok.
Please guide us for the following..
1. Which places we should visit considering the safty?
2. Should we carry wollen cloths? what else we should carry?
3. Can we see Snowfall? and where we can.
4. How to plan the trip? by share taxi or private?
Thank you in advance for your help.
What are the chances of finding snow on the ground (enough to play with) in Nathu-La end of February? Anywhere else in Sikkim where I can get the same? I don't want to undertake the hardship of North Sikkim...
I am planning my visit to Gantok on 16th November from darjeeling, I will reach Gantok in the afternoon of 16 th. I have only one full day at Gantok. We are coming back to Kalimpong on 18th. Is it possible to get permit for Nathula for 17th. Or should we talk to some one from Darjeeling itself. We dont want to miss the Nathula visit. Pl. advice.
Thanks in advance
You can try on 16th for the permit for 17th. There are many tour operators at Gangtok who arranges it.
Hi,I am visiting gangtok on 4/8/16 and planing to visit nathula chanhu baba mandir on 6/8/16 is this is the right time to visit as me and my wife had some office work in mean while we planned please suggest and also which places were near by can visit in one day too.
It is monsoon window so you may witness lot of rain, otherwise its a good time to visit there.
Sir,I am planing visit to gangtack& silk rout on decembar last week 2016.I want to know ti is posseble this time.
it will depend on the snow-condition but still chances are good that you can visit Silk Route in december last week.
Me,my family with 4yrs old son and my friends want to visit Nathula and Yumthang Zero point in 12-11-16 to 18-11-16 from Gangtok. The weather will be shutable for us?
Yes, November is really good time to travel to Sikkim.
I am planning a trip to Gangtok and darjilling from 12 to 17 August 2016, kindly suggest the places to visit between this time.
Can I get snow fall during this season?
Can I go to changu lake?
Can I visit nathula pass?
No Snow-fall. Tes, you can visit Changu lake and Nathula pass.
can i visit nathula pass and tsango lake in march ,2017 with my 65yrs old father
Changu lake is relatively easy but Nathula is a bit high and sometimes people do suffer AMS while visiting Nathula.
Can i expect snow fall in 2nd week of october 2016. in lachung,Lachen,Nathula Pass, Zero point.Eny place of them.
Yes, there are chances (specially at Nathula and Zero point).
Hi, I am visiting Gangtok in October first week. We have 7 adults and 4 children out of them 2 are 2 years and 4 years. Can we get permit to visit nathula and changu lake. Is there any chances of seeing snow covered hills that time.
Permit is not a problem but Army check post before Nathula pass generally does not allow kids below 5. Yes, you would see snow-covered hills near Nathula.
I have booked my air ticket to gangtok / darjeeling on december 2016. I understood from this conversation that my 1 year and 10 months old daughter cannot visit nathula pass. But can we witness snow fall? We are planning to be 3 days and 3 days in each place. Is that ok? anyone pls advice.
Chances of snow-fall are high in December. 3 days each place are sufficient.
Can we expect snow in Nathula in last weak of November 2016?
you can see snow on the peaks around Nathula pass but chances to see snow fall are low.
The itinerary that I have decided, it doesnt involve going to Gangtok first. I will be going to Lingtam do to that silk route via Nathang valley go to Gangtok. I wanted to visit Nathula pass on the way from Nathang valley to Gangtok. But i have heard the permit for Nathula pass is only issued at Gangtok. Is there any other way to get permits for Nathula?
Yes, permits ae obtained from gangtok but can be procured easily with the help of a tour agent. you need to send scanned copies of IDs and it can be obtained.
Sir, i have booked tickets upto New Jalpaigudi & will be there on 31st October. i am travelling with wife & 2 daughters aged about 13yrs & 7yrs.
wish to visit gangtok, nathula, lachung & darjeeling.
will you pl suggest
2. type of clothes required.
3. medicines to be carried.
4. which vehicle is better.
5. budgeted hotels
6. return tickets are not booked as i dont know how much time will require hence pl suggest how many days/nights will require.
thanks in advance.
Itinerary will depend on duration. October is not very cold but still carry plenty of woolens. I can not comment on medicine part. you can visit all the major places in a week time.
Sir, planning for 6day/5nights, pl suggest Itinerary for Gangtok, Nathula Pass, Lachung & Darjeeling.
You can visit Darjeeling for 2nights, 2 nights at Gangtok (including a day tour to Nathula pass). Later you can go to Lachung (1 night 2 days). I hope it sorts out your plan.
thank you Sir,,,,,
this is quite helpful.......
i have just excluded darjeeling & included pelling in tour plan
Hai, Please mention wether it is possible to visit Nathula with my 4year old kid.how climate will be there and is it okay to visit lichen at this time.please reply with some good hotels and tour guide.
I think army check post before Nathula does not allow kids below 5. rest everything is emailed.
What is the best month according to u to visit nathula , tsongmo lake , baba mandir..our priority is fresh snow fall or snow..
For snow-fall January and February are the best season.
You guys have shared quite a lot of information needed to plan a wonderful trip to Sikkim. Thank You !!
As I go through th blogs here, I can understand that either I can visit North Sikkim or Darjeeling if my trip is planned for 1 week (ofcourse Nathula pass is an imp destination for me as I am planning to travel in the last week of Nov'16).
So kindly suggest as per the places I can visit.
Also if Darjeeling is to be picked, what are all the places to visit.
We are planning to reach Bagdogra from Kolkata..
Thanks and Regards,
Check the comment from Yogesh. its helpful.
in november last week you can visit north sikkim and it will be more worth thenm visiting darjeeling.
you can plan for two nights gangtok -north sikkim 2nights- again 2 nights in gangtok.
Iam planning for a trip to Sikkim (Darjeeling , Gangtok )with my family on 13 Aug 2016 for 10 days . Please suggest me the places to visit and make Itinerary for us .
In 10 days you can visit Darjeeling, Gangtok, Pelling, North Sikkim. you can refer plenty of itineraries from the forum.
We a gang of 4 family visiting Gangtok on October 22nd 2016, out of which 4 are kids(4 to 7 years). we will stay there for 4 days.
1. Which places we should visit considering the safty of the kids ?
2. Should we carry wollen cloths? what else we shuould carry?
3. Can we see Snowfall? and where we can. Kids are mostly interested for snowfall.
5. which Hotel would be great?
Except Nathula pass, everything else is safe
Yes, carry woolens, it can be colder in night.
Chances to see snow fall are very low in October
Taxi is not a bad option for the family of 4
Will send other details on email.
I have no option left but to visit gangtok and darjeeling by 11 july.this is not good time knowing risk of heavy rainfall.can u please suggest toursits spots which we can see without any problem ?? We r coming to darjeeling first by toy train ,please make a suggestive plan for us.
Sorry for the late response. I hope you had good trip.
I would like to visit Yumthung, Changu lake, Baba mandir in January'17. Is it perfect to visit in January?
January is cold but for snow lovers, its the best time.
I am planning to visit Sikkim for 5 nights (Yakten village and Gangtok) during 30 Dec, 16 to 6 Jan, 17
and wish to visit Tsongo, Babamandir and Natula pass from Gangtok, is it perfect time visit and hope of snow at mentioned places?
I have planned for stay 2 nights at Yakten village and 2 nights in Gangtok. Could you please suggest me for staying two more nights at nearest good place?
Yes, it is perfect time if you want to see snow. Pelling is a good place for spending 2 more nights.
Hi I am planning to visit Pelling and gangtok in 3rd week of October (19th october) with my wife and kid who is 4 yr old.
can you tell me if we are able to see snow peaks in and around pelling.
can we travel to Nathula pass with our kid?
Chances to see snow in October in Pelling are low. you can see snow at the peaks near Changu lake and Nathula pass. Generally it starts snowing by mid november in Sikkim. you can not travel Nathula pass with 4 year old kid.
Hi, I am planning to go to Sikkim in 2nd week of October with my 6 year old daughter and my father who is a 60 yrs. I wanted to cover Nathula Pass, shangu Lake, Yumthang Valley and Zero point. I have 5 days in hand. Could you please help me plan my itenary, Also, its safe with them right?.
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