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changu lake completely frozen

Changu Lake ...Completely frozen

HI, We are planning to visit

HI,

We are planning to visit Darjeeling and Gangtok in January last with family and my 2 year old Son. I just want to check that is this time is good for child according to weather. And whats the normal tempreture in the month of January and Feb.

Thanks 

 

Hi dear. Can you suggest when

Hi dear. Can you suggest when is the best time of experiance for snow in Yumtham, Nathula? Planning to visit in end of February 2017.

 

Reply.

 

Thanks. 

Sir, I and my friend are

Sir, I and my friend are planning to visit North sikkim 26Sept to 1 oct. Will roads to lachen and zero point will be bike able ? 

Can we book hotels in lachen and lachung after getting there

At what price can we get a bullet bike?

Will it be comfortable for two on 1 bike

Hello  We are planning a trip

Hello 

We are planning a trip in third week of October any chances if getting snow fall or snow.

Secondly would it be advisable to reach Gangtok and then find a trael agent for a package for the further trip

 

Regards

Snehal

Chances of snow-fall are very

Chances of snow-fall are very low in October. I will send you an email which might be useful in getting a package tour.

Hi Vishnu, I am visiting

Hi Vishnu,

I am visiting gangtok and bhutan for 10days trip. Could you please suggest how I can plan the trip and where we can get snow?..,and any knowlegde about bhutan. I dnt have passport so i can face any difficulty to enter in bhutan although i have voter id.

Snow depends on the time of

Snow depends on the time of the year you are visiting. For Snow fall, December to Febrary is the best time to visit. I think voter ID would help.

Sir I am planning to visit

Sir I am planning to visit nathu la pass in  3rd or 4th week of september.. Solo ride on my bike.. Is it safe in this month.. Nd how r the road conditions? ? Any information about any snow around such places during thid time..?? Do i need to get the permit in advance or i ll get it when evr i reach gangtok..??

 

Thanks in advance 

Waseem

Yes, September is safe month

Yes, September is safe month to travel. It is end of monsoon season. Road conditions are OK in some part and very bad in some parts. Chances to see snow are very low. You can get the permit from Gangtok but outside sikkim vehicles are not allowed to border areas in Sikkim

  Hi, I am planning to visit

 

Hi,

I am planning to visit sikkim in the third week of January 2016 from 20th-25th Jan. How will be the weather? I've heared that during that time the routes of north sikkim will be  closed.

1. Can you please tell me that is there any chance of getting share cabs to visit Baba Mandir, Tsomgo Lake and nathula pass during that time?

2. Could i be able to visit Lachen, Lachung, Yumthung and Nathula pass in the moth of January? 

January is indeed cold. Yes,

January is indeed cold. Yes, sometimes road to North Sikkim gets closed due to heavy snow.

If roads are open then you can get shared cabs to Baba Mandir, Changu lake and Nathula pass from MG road every morning. better book it in advance an evening before.

depends on road situation. if its open then you can definitely visit.

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Sir, We are planing to visit

Sir, We are planing to visit gangtok on 2nd week of october, what is sheard taxi fare for visit nathula

It will be around 800/-

It will be around 800/-

Thanks.... Sir, gangtok to

Thanks....

Sir, gangtok to nathula road condition is good or....

Hello sir,    Is visiting

Hello sir, 

 

Is visiting gangtok/nathula  from September 13 to September 16 2016 is safe? 

Yes. I do not see any

Yes. I do not see any particular problem with these dates.

Hi, We are planing to visit

Hi,

We are planing to visit TCHANGO LAKE and NATHULA PASS on OCT 09 2016.Is the best time to visit this place for snow activity....

No.. it is not the best time

No.. it is not the best time to for snow. it is infact beginning of the snow season but its little too early.

Hi Vishnu, We are planning to

Hi Vishnu,
We are planning to visit Gantok for 4 days.around middle of december.We will have two 3 year old kids and old parents. We want to do relaxing trip, do local sight seeing in gantok and also changu lake. We are planning to exclude nathula pass as we have small kids n old parents. Is it true people can have breathing problems there at the pass? Is changu lake ok during that time?
Thanks
Dipa

Yes. Nathula is bit high in

Yes. Nathula is bit high in elevation so its wise not to include it. sometimes people have breathing problem but it varies from individual to individual. Changu lake is fine to visit.

Hi. I will visit darjeeling

Hi. I will visit darjeeling for 2 nights at13th sep.. Nd will visit 3 nights in gangtok from 15th sep.. To 18th sep.. So can i see ice in nathula,  changu lake?      Pls rply.. 

You can see snow clad peaks

You can see snow clad peaks near Nathula pass but you would have snow at accessible distance.

Hi,I am Planning to go to

Hi,I am Planning to go to Natula pass on 10th of september 2016 with my wife . well can we know the process of permission and where we can get sharing taxi . and is that right time to visit

 

Permits can be procured with

Permits can be procured with the help of any tour agent at MG road. you can get shared taxi from MG road.

On 2nd week of september i.e

On 2nd week of september i.e on 11-8-2016 , is it right time for visiting Natula pass and a Tsomgo lake . well where can i get shared taxi for it in bankok 

 

not Bankok but Gangtok. Yes,

not Bankok but Gangtok. Yes, it is good time. you can get shared taxi from MG road.

Which is the best place in

Which is the best place in Sikkim to experince snow in the month of April. Planning to visit in mid of April 2017

For Snow in April, you should

For Snow in April, you should visit Yumthang valley and Gurudongmar lake.

Can i see ice in gangtok in

Can i see ice in gangtok in last week of august? In nathula pass can we see ice or touch ice?

 

In last week of August, you

In last week of August, you can see snow at distant peaks near Nathula pass but there will not be any snow at the accessible distance.

Around Oct 5th-10th, how cold

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 ?

October would not be

October would not be extremely cold in these places. Chances to see snow are not very high in October. You can see snow at distant peaks but you need to be very lucky to see snow fall in October first week. Chances of rain are low in October but will suggest you to better check weather forecast websites. Sweaters should do.

Dear, We are planning

Dear,

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.

Regards

Akash

 

 

Hi Akash 1. Which places we

Hi Akash

1. Which places we should visit considering the safty?

There is no safety concern in Sikkim as such.

2. Should we carry wollen cloths? what else we should carry?

Yes, evenings can be colder

3. Can we see Snowfall? and where we can.

NO

4. How to plan the trip? by share taxi or private?

You can easily do this trip using public transport (shared taxi)

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What are the chances of

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...

Chances are very high. you

Chances are very high. you will most definitely get snow around Nathula pass and at Changu lake in February. If lucky you can also see snow-fall in February.

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I am planning my visit to

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

Suman

You can try on 16th for the

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

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

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

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

it will depend on the snow-condition but still chances are good that you can visit Silk Route in december last week.

Hi...... Me,my family with

Hi......

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

Yes, November is really good time to travel to Sikkim.

Dear Vishnu, I am planning a

Dear Vishnu,

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

No Snow-fall. Tes, you can visit Changu lake and Nathula pass.

can i visit nathula pass and

can i visit nathula pass and tsango lake in march ,2017  with my 65yrs old father

Changu lake is relatively

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

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

Yes, there are chances (specially at Nathula and Zero point).

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