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changu lake completely frozen

Changu Lake ...Completely frozen

I would like to visit

I would like to visit Yumthung, Changu lake, Baba mandir in January'17. Is it perfect to visit in January?

Hi, I am planning to visit

Hi,

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?

also..

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?

Hi I am planning to visit

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

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

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?.

5 days are too hectic to

5 days are too hectic to cover all you mentioned. you can visit Nathula pass, Changu lake in a day from Gangtok. For Yumthang valley and Zero point, you will need at least 2 days and 1 night from Gangtok. with respect to safety i do not see any issue.

I am planning to visit

I am planning to visit gangtok 15 th aug 2016.is it best time for visit nathula pass,lachung?it is there any chance of seen snow fall nathula or lachung?best place nathula or lachung?

August is not considered the

August is not considered the best season due to rain but still its not as bad as July. You can definitely visit Nathula pass, Lachunga. Chances to snow-fall are almost nill. no such thing as best place.

Sir I want to know how many

Sir I want to know how many time taken for nathula pass permit is it possible to visit nathula in next day

generally you can get the

generally you can get the permit for the next day. any tour agent at Gangtok would be able to help.

Hi... Me and my few friends

Hi...
Me and my few friends are planning to visit Changu lake and Nathula pass in the 1st or 2nd week of Nov.
Can we see snow at that time?

Chances are not very high in

Chances are not very high in November but still you can keep your hopes high to see fresh snow. it is the beginning of fresh snow season.

I am planning to travel to

I am planning to travel to Gangtok & darjeeling in November betwwen 12th & 20th . Will we be able to experience snow at the Nathula pass or anywhere nearby gangtok. My daughter wanted to play in the snow. she is 8 years old.

Also my sister is mentally retarded. Will it pose a problem to gain entry at the nathula pass? she is 43 years old and is totally dependent on us.

 

You can see snow at the peaks

You can see snow at the peaks around Nathula and if lucky then fresh snow. Generally snow fall starts from mid-November so there are chances. I don't think it would be any problem to take your sister to Nathula. Only kids below 5 are not allowed.

Plz prepare a tour plan from

Plz prepare a tour plan from NJP to NJP covering:-

10th Sept.-pick up from NJP. Night stay at silary gaon.

11th sept:-Night stay at zuluk.

12 Sept:-Night stay at nathang valley.

13 Sept:-night stay at gangtak.

14th Sept:-night stay at pelling

15th sept:-Night stay at pelling.

16th sept:-Night stay at murti.

17th sept:-Night stay at lataguri.

18th sept:-train to

Plz include car details also.

Hi Chandan, Your plans looks

Hi Chandan,

Your plans looks perfectly fine to me. It's better to hire a private vehicle from Sikkim for entire tour.

Hi Vishnu, Thanks Vishnu for

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks Vishnu for your reply.In addition to this, I would like to know whether this tour plan can be executed with my son who is only 1yr 10 months old.

Thanks in advance

Chandan

I am planning to go to

I am planning to go to darjelling, gangtok and nathula in the first week of august. with my 8 months baby. Can u please suggest how is the weather there and is it advisable to take the tour to this side.

I don't think any problem

I don't think any problem traveling to Gangtok and Darjeeling but definitely i would not recommend to travel to Nathula with your baby. its not advised and also not allowed.

DEAR CAN I VISIT GANGTOK THIS

DEAR CAN I VISIT GANGTOK THIS JULY ??? IT WILL GOOD OR BAD TO VISIT GANGTOK IN JULY MONTH ????? SUGGEST ME SOME PLACES TO VISIT

you can definitely visit but

you can definitely visit but not considered as the best time to travel to Sikkim. Monsoon brings a lot of rain, landslides etc.

+- Vishnu

We are planning to visit

We are planning to visit ichheygaon and sillery gaon with my daughters (4yrz old) and parents( around70yrs) on 1st October. Is it alright ? I want to know about the leches around that place and cold. Any suggestions for other places for safe tour with my daughters? We reached njp by 2nd October and return ticket is on 5th October.

Yes. October is the best

Yes. October is the best season for sikkim. Leches would not be a problem during octobers. these are in the foothills so generally pleasant to travel with kids. lovely autumn weather will please you.

Is possible to visit nathula

Is possible to visit nathula in my car on June last ????

Outside Sikkim vehicles are

Outside Sikkim vehicles are not allowed in Inner-line area of Sikkim so you can not take your car till Nathula pass.

Can we see some.snow there

Can we see some.snow there near nathula pass in mid of june.I m not talking about the snowfall i m only asking is there may be snow around nathula in june.?

You can see some snow around

You can see some snow around Nathula pass. it will be dirty and old snow.

I am planning to visit

I am planning to visit Gangtok, Darjeeling in mid of 15th-July to 25th-July, pls suggest me best places to visit, 

ALSO LET ME KNOW IS IT RIGHT TIME TO VISIT SIKKIM OR NEED TO RETHINK.

 

Thanks....

 

July is not the best time to

July is not the best time to travel to Sikkim due to monsoon window.

Hi, Can we expect snow in

Hi,

Can we expect snow in Tsongmo and Nathula in March end till April 1st week?

 

Thanks,

 

Kaushik

Yes. you will see lots of

Yes. you will see lots of snow and if lucky you might see snow fall as well.

I am going for silk route and

I am going for silk route and Gangtok with my 2yrs old child on this October.Is it safe for my baby?

You would not be allowed to

You would not be allowed to go till Nathula pass with your 2 year old kid. rest everything is feasible.

I am planning to go to

I am planning to go to Gangtok from 18 Jun to 24 Jun.

Please suggest this is safe to go with family.

2. Can i go for Pelling and Kunchunjanga places.

Peling you can go but what do

Peling you can go but what do you mean by Kunchenjunga places ?

 want to visit Gangtok in

 want to visit Gangtok in August end. Is it wiseable to visit North Sikkim or Nathula pass that time. Can I get local conducted tour to visit North Sikkim that time.Pl advise.

Yes. its a good time for the

Yes. its a good time for the places mentioned. you can get a local conducted tour as well. sent you some information on email.

Hello Vishnu,   Thank you for

Hello Vishnu,

 

Thank you for your efforts for giving information. 

 

I Would be visiting Gangtok during 6-Jun-16 along with my family. Would like to know any Shared Taxis operate for Nathula Pass from Gangtok. Could you please share what is the expected cost per person including permit and where these shared taxis are available. 

 

Regards

 

Raghav

Yes, there are shared taxis.

Yes, there are shared taxis. they charge 1000 rs per seat for entire tour. from MG road.

I am planning to visit

I am planning to visit gangtok in last week of November 2016... For honeymoon....  Is it best time to visit nathula pass at that time....  And also for other places...... 

Yes, November is really good

Yes, November is really good month to travel to Gangtok. you can visit Nathula and lots of other places.

Is there any chance of seeing

Is there any chance of seeing snow in Nathula or Lachen in June ?

Yes, you can see some around

Yes, you can see some around Nathula pass.

I am planning to visit

I am planning to visit Nathula, Gangtok between 7 to 9 June 2016. I have checked weather forecast that is showing rainfall at that time. Is the route to Nathula will be closed or open if there is rainfall?

Route to Nathula does not get

Route to Nathula does not get closed due to rainfall but yes, its not the best time to travel to Nathula. Landslides are frequent during monsoon.

Hello,  I plan to visit

Hello, 

I plan to visit gangtok during 2nd week of October. I need some advice from you. 

What documents are required for children to get the pass for Nathula? 

Is it feasible to cover Nathula, Changu in one day?

What are the precaution needs to be taken for kids? 

Regards, 

Arindam

they can travel with you on

they can travel with you on your permit. no explicit permit required. Yes, Nathula and Changu are always visited in single day. children younger to 5 are not allowed to Nathula pass.

Hi, i want to go for a trip

Hi, i want to go for a trip of Zuluk , Gnathang , Sillery Gaon on 28th may. Is it possible to get snow in Nathang Valley ? Dear you

can please tell me that what will be the per head expence of the tour of these 3 places ? Dear i will be wailting for your answer of

these two questions.

Chances to see snow are low

Chances to see snow are low in the month of May. Per head expenses depend on your travel style. there are not many cheaper accommodation available in this route.

+- Vishnu

Hi Sir/Madam  We are 16

Hi Sir/Madam 

We are 16 people planning to visit Nathula pass & Baba MAndir & Changu Lake in 25th June-2016. Is there any chance to get snow in Nathula, changu, or Baba Mandir? Please suggest.

 

Thanks
Tanmay

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