Changu Lake ...Completely frozen
I am planning to visit end of december with my family ( 11yrs & 7 yrs boy)to Gangtok. Can we get the permission Lachong after reaching gangtok with in a day.
Iam planning a road trip on my motor bike to nathula pass in 2nd week of november(starting around 7th november from Lucknow).
Iam not able to find much details.. wolud be good if you can help me with some details.
What road conditions should I be expecting in this month?
which places should i prefer for night stops(nearest to nathula)?? and what rates should I be expecting for the hotels and food??
can I expect some snow??
petrol pumps availability??
I am planning to visit gangtok, pelling and ravangla from 17october to 24th October with a 3yrs old child, should we visit baba Mandir and tsomgo Lake then? How would be the weather then and what type of winter clothes should we carry?
I am planning to visit Sikkim in from April 23rd 2017(Bogdogara) to May04th(Bogdogara). We, myself aged 59years and my wife aged 57 years. Flight tickets already booked. Please suggest a itinerary for us. We want to see Darjeeling, Gangtok, North Sikkim, Gurudongmor lake, yumthung, Ravangla, Namchi, Nathulla pass, Tsomogo Lake, and other best places suggested by you. And how it will be cost for two persons for the whole trip in excluive vehicle and Hotel facilities. And let me know the reliable travels in Gangtok.
Expecting your favourable reply.
Thanks and Regards
I am travelling to Sikkim on 24th Dec. What places do you recommend to travel. I will be checking out on 28th.
i am planning to come to sikkim in first week of octuber 2016 i.e after 4 days with my friends...is it possible to see snow in changu lake or zero point or nathula pass...or can u tell ne the name of the place where we can see snow...plzz...
Chances are very low to see snow in the first week of October. you can see some snow around the peaks near Nathula pass.
Sir, we r planning to visit Gangtok on 20 nov and we want to stay for 4 days .we want to visit Nathula pass with a 3 year kid.Is it suggestable?and what other places we can visit?How the cold conditions will be as we belong to south India somewhat we r afraid of cold.
November is going to be cold but would not be freezing. visiting Nathula pass with 3 year old kid is not recommended. I think army check post before nathula will not allow you to go with the kid.
Hi, We want to visit Changu lake, Baba mandir, Nathula pass on 22th February 2017. Is there any chance for road blocked due to snow all those places?
mostly road to nathula pass remains open but if its snows a lot then you might witness road blockage.
Hi.. We(me, my husband and 2yr old son) are planning our trip to gangtok and north sikkim in October 2016.. We will reach njp station on 24th October 10.25pm and returning back on 29th oct 9pm..can you plz help me with our itinerary? We would like to visit nathula pass, lachung yumthang Valley and lachen-gurudonmar (if possible with our 2yr old)..
gurudongmar lake is at 17800 ft and it is not advise to travel there with kids below 6-8 years of age.
Happy to see you again Yogesh.. keep dropping by often.
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.
i would suggest you to visit in 1st week of march,
the weather will be good and it wont be too crowded also
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.
end of feburary there will be a lot of snow in north sikkim and changu lake baba mandir nathula pass area..snow starts in mid november and will stay till april.
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
I am not sure about the bike rental prices in Gangtok but i heard its quite high. Yes, you can book the hotels in Lachen and Lachung once you reach there.
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
yesterday there was snowfall in north sikkim..the weather here has started getting the winter feel...depends on your luck to find snow in 3rd week of october.
Chances of snow-fall are very low in October. I will send you an email which might be useful in getting a package tour.
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 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 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
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
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, 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.
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/-
Sir, gangtok to nathula road condition is good or....
Is visiting gangtok/nathula from September 13 to September 16 2016 is safe?
Yes. I do not see any particular problem with these dates.
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 to for snow. it is infact beginning of the snow season but its little too early.
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?
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 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 near Nathula pass but you would have snow at accessible distance.
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 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 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, it is good time. you can get shared taxi from MG road.
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 visit Yumthang valley and Gurudongmar lake.
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 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 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 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.
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