Changu Lake ...Completely frozen
Dear Vishnu sir
Excellent PR work thru your amazing blog.
I am visiting Gangtok for 5 days and planning to visit Nathula Pass main place ..and few other places in west .l would like to know any birding lication near Gangtok and would be highly obliged if you could mail me few recognised reliable govt authorised tour operators for my 5 day visit.
I am a serious birding photo enthusiast.
I am coming from Chennai.T.N
you can visit nathula pass,
for bird photography i would suggest you to go to hanuman tok early morning on one day during your trip.
I will be visiting Sikkim - Gangtok in January end (25th Jan-31st Jan). We are a group of 5-6 people.
Will be great if someone can help me with the below:
1. Where can I find snow in January end in Sikkim ?
2. How will be the weather in Sikkim at that time and what all places are worth visiting at that time ?
3. What all passes would I require to visit different places in Sikkim (Nathuala Pass and any other?)
4. What all things are must to carry along ?
5. Is vegetarian options available, since people with us are veggies so they would need veg delight
And yes since I am a foodie - what all can I try in Sikkim ?
Also, is it going to be super cold there or light jackets will work ?
Thanks in Advance
you will find snow in zuluk, lachung ,nathula pass,tsongmo lake area in jan end
you can visit east and north sikkim
weather will be warm in day and chilled evenings and night
there are lot of bveg resturants in sikkim,there are jain hotels also.
one heavy jacket is must or you can use a sweater inside your jacket
Just want to know that April 2nd week will be better for nathulapass?
And wheather able to see the snow ??
april 2nd will be a great time to visit nathula pass.
yu will find lot of snow.
We are planning in in mid May 2017 trip o Drajiling - Gangtok - pilling where we can get snow
Chances to see snow in may at these locations are fairly low. you should try further north in Sikkim. may be at Gurudongmar lake or Yumthang. You can see snow at Nathula pass if lucky.
As we are 6 members from Chennai planned to reach Gangtok on Jan 26th ....Can you pls tell me what would be the appropriate cost of private taxi from Bagdodra to Gangtok?
We are staying from 26 ,27,28, of Jan 2017 need your help to see the best places of Gangtok ,
Thanks & Regards
I am not sure about the private taxi cost but somewhere in the comments, it was mentioned.
We wish to visit Darjeeling/Sikkim from 7th Jan 2017 onwards. Will we able to travel to North Sikkim ?
If roads are open then definitely you can. I am not sure about snow-fall pattern for this year.
I am planning to visit nathula in february 2017.
The main intention of we going in this season is to experience snow. How confident you are that the road would be open from gangtok to nathula. Just a probability I am asking here. Because we exepcted the same with rothang pass from manali and we were deeply disappointed as it wasn't open in may 2nd week. So, Kindly can you inform about this.
Road to Nathula remains open barring heavy snow-fall time. You will definitely see snow in February even at Changu lake. All depend on weather, if lucky road will be open all the way till Nathula or else till Changu lake.
Thank you so Much for the info
Reaching zuluk on 9th January 2017. What are the chances of getting snow fall over there? Can I get a permit from Sikkim house in Kolkata?
Chances are high. its snow season all over Sikkim. Yes, permits can be obtained from Sikkim house in Kolkata
We have planned to go to gantok, changu, n nathula on 28th of dis month. Wil there be snow ? I have a 2years old kid. Is it possibld to visit nathula n changu with d baby? If i stay in car den is dere any problem for breathing or so? Plz inform me
I do not think you will be allowed to visit Nathula pass with 2 year old kid. with respect to snow, chances are very high. you will definitely see snow at Changu lake and if lucky then might be in Gangtok itself.
Hi, we have planned a honey moon trip to (Darj-Gangtok-Nathula-Changu) on last week of Jauary after January 22nd. I googled few sites dont suggest us to visit in January to few places like nathula pass or changu lake. Will all these places be accessible (changu lake, nathula pass, pelling). Will it be better time to visit these places or due to weather v cant be able to see places. Need ur suggesstion. Thanks
Yes, Changu lake will be accessible and Nathula will depend on the road situation. sometimes due to snow, road is blocked further changu lake. For snow, it is the best time.
Hello Sir,iam planning to visit changu lake,nathula pass and Yumthang valley from 15th January to 30th January.Is this the best time to visit these places if one wants to see snow.Does roads to these places get closed during this time.I would like to thank you for your assistance.
For people who loe to see snow its the best time. roads get blocked when snow is heavy on the road. overall its good time to enjoy the landscape.
Hi, We 8 to 9 members all of them are elders and only boys are teavelling to gangtok from bagdorga on 5th jan 2017 and planned to visit Tsomgo lake, nathual, lachung, yumthang valley and darglling via lamahata and return on 12th jan from bagdorga airport.
Request to suggest us if any thing we can plan.
Good to know about the trip. I think 7 days are little less to visit all the destination you listed but doable. you can start from Darjeeling and then head to Gangtok then Nathula and then Lachung, Yumthang and come back Gangtok.
I am planning to visit Sikkim in second half of Feb for 4 to 5 days Kindly intimate weather that time is suitable to visit Sikkim and also intimate the location can be covered during that time.
Thanks and regards
If you want to know snow then it is the best time to travel to Sikkim. Yes, most of the places can be covered except Gurudongmar lake if snow is not too heavy.
I am planning to Go for Darjeeling in February to Darjeeling to clelebrate our 2nd Anniversary, My travel time will be for 3-4 Days ( 7thFeb afternnon Reaching Bagdogra airport from Delhi and Returning back on 11th Feb Afternoon to Delhi from Bagdogra). Request you to suugest which place would be best to Visit Gangtok or Darjeeling? I am little confused regarding both places. Can i travel both the places between 7th Feb to 11 th Feb. Request to suggest good and and Budget itineary for this day and please also help me out with Local tour operator number, If any. Thanks a lot for creating such useful form.
I think you should spend 2 days in Darjeeling and remaining in Gangtok. While in Gangtok, go for a day tour to Changu lake or Nathula pass. I am sending you an email with respect to tour organizers etc.
I have planned Gangtok-Darjeeling.
From Delhi in month of March , i plan to go first to Gangtok as we have not seen snow fall in life.
Which is nearest place to see snow fall. I have two kids 5yrs and 9yrs.
can you please suggest nearby places to must visit and places to stay and food which are affordable and best.
March is good time to travel to Sikkim and chances are not bad to see snow-fall. for snow, i would suggest you to go further north to Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang.
i am going to sikkism and darjeeling from 1 jan to 5th jan .can u pls tell me the famous places there. and where can i see snow . is it possible to visit nathu la pass in these days.
Chances to see snow are higher if you are further in North Sikkim towards Lachen/Lachung/Yumthang. Nathula pass is possible if road is clear
Planning to visit Gangtok on 7th to 10 Jan 2017. Suggest me the best places to visit at a short period of time. Can we visit to nathula pass at that time???
Yes. you can visit Nathula pass if road is open. Chances are high. in 3 days period, you should not target many places but instead stay at Gangtok.
hi... We college students are planning to visit gangtok pelling and nathula tsongo lake in the month of march near 14th.. My question is how is the temperature there during that time and could be able to manage the weather there since we are from south(pondicherry)... and how about the health conditions of people coming from south.. are they getting accustomed with the climate there.. or otherwise when is the month with moderate cold so as to bear i mean offseason... kindly give a detailed feedback....
It will be cold in March but would not be freezing. there is no problem with cold. carry enough cloths and you will enjoy. why are you bothering so much about cold. its not so bad. its very much bearable.
We 8 members were planing to visit nathula pass and north sikkim between 21 dec 2016 to 27 december 2016. Will there be any snowfall in the mention places..pls reply
Yes. Chances are high. you should try to go to North Sikkim near Lachen and Lachung. Chances to see snowfall is high in that part.
We are 4 in count and have plan to go Pelling on 1-Jan-2017. So I will be reaching at NJP by around 10:00 AM on 1-Jan-2017.
My question is that,
1. Can we take car or sheared taxi from NJP to Pelling?
2. What will be the rent (per head or taking a car on rent)?
3. Car frequency from NJP to Pelling
I am not sure if there are direct shared taxis from NJP to Pelling. More frequent options are from Darjeeling/Gangtok.
If you are 4 then you can also prefer hiring a private vehicle for the entire group. I am not sure about the fare on this stretch.
Hi, Can you please confirm if Nathula pass would be open on Mondays and Tuesdays
Nope. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday
I am planning to travel in the second week of February 2017 ? Will I able to visit all the famous spots like Changu Lake and Nathula Pass ?
Yes. I think so. however sometimes road to nathula gets closed if snow is really heavy.
I am deciding to travel to darjeeling,gangtok,tsomgo lake,Lachung and Yumthang Valley from 24 jan 2017 to 29 Jan 2017.Is it the right time to travel ?
january willbe cold .lachung will be accessible but i doubt the accessibility of yumthang valley and tsongmo lake ..
Thanks for pitching in Yogesh, your support here very appreciated among the community.
We are Planning our office tour to visit Nathula Pass In 26 Dec,2016. It Is best time visit and its open or not. Please give your Suggesntion
nathula should be accessible during 26th dec...but cant gaurantee it as weather is highly unpredictable.
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