Changu Lake ...Completely frozen
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.
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.
Please guide us for the following..
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.
4. How to plan the trip? by share taxi or private?
5. which Hotel would be great?
Thank you in advance for your help.
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?.
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 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 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 time taken for nathula pass permit is it possible to visit nathula in next day
generally you can get the permit for the next day. any tour agent at Gangtok would be able to help.
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 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 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 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 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.
Your plans looks perfectly fine to me. It's better to hire a private vehicle from Sikkim for entire tour.
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
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 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 JULY ??? IT WILL GOOD OR BAD TO VISIT GANGTOK IN JULY MONTH ????? SUGGEST ME SOME PLACES TO VISIT
you can definitely visit but not considered as the best time to travel to Sikkim. Monsoon brings a lot of rain, landslides etc.
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 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.
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