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changu lake completely frozen

Changu Lake ...Completely frozen

I am planning to Visit

I am planning to Visit Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang,Zero point during 03-06-2017 to 07-06-2017. Please let me at which places I will be able to see the snow and play with it??????????????

For snow in the month of

For snow in the month of June, you should visit Zero point, North Sikkim or Nathula pass. Chances to see snow in June are not very high.

Hi Vishnu,   I am visiting

Hi Vishnu,

 

I am visiting Gangtok on 29 th April. I would reach there by evening .30 April being sunday , we would like to visit Nathula Passon 30th itself as Mon and Tuesday it will remain closed. Seeking your advice on getting advance permit for the same as personally on 29 th April it would be difficult for me as I am travelling for south India with Indirect fights and it would be quite tiresome.

 

 

Regards,

Geeta

You can try to get the permit

You can try to get the permit on 29th evening. Try to get help from Tour agents at MG road, Gangtok.

 I am planning to Visit

 I am planning to Visit Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang,Zero point during 29-04-2017 to 03-05-2017. Please let me at which places I will be able to see the snow and play with it??????????????

although there are bleak

although there are bleak chances you might find snow at gurudongmar and zeropoint during your period of travel

Glad to see your

Glad to see your participation. very useful for the fellow travelers

Hi, I'd like to know whether

Hi,

I'd like to know whether of the Nathula pass

would be open in Saterday 29th April for tourists.

Can i See hevy fresh snow in the months of april and

1st and 2nd of may in nathula,chanu lake,Yumthang,Katao,Zero point....???? 


yes nathula pass is open for

yes nathula pass is open for tourists on a saturday..you may find snow in nathula pass and zeropoint

Can I get snow in tsango

Can I get snow in tsango lake, baba mandir on 26th March 2017?? Pls reply

its covered in a white

its covered in a white blanket as of today..youll find plenty on the 26th.

  Hi,    I am planning to

 

Hi, 

 

I am planning to visit Nathula pass on 23rd April 2017, what will be the chances of finding snow over there? Any Idea how will be the weather over there?

you have a good chance of

you have a good chance of finding snow at nathula pass area around april 3rd week

Hi, I am visiting gangtok in

Hi,
I am visiting gangtok in april from 18-23 and we have 5 days out of which 2 days are for business (we are staying at a resort in kalimpong) and rest to discover the place.
Can you please suggest best places to visit, we are looking more for adventure places and planning to rent a bike.
We were planning for gangtok, nathula pass and one day we haven't planned yet.
Also please let me know the weather at nathula pass during april.
Thanks a lot for your help

April is best time for

April is best time for traveling to Sikkim. I think one day will go in Gangtok sightseeing and one day in Nathula pass tour. For the remaining one day, you might try to visit Pelling if your schedule permits.

Hi I'm planning gangtok,

Hi I'm planning gangtok, nathula pass and changu Lake in April from 23rd to 26.. I have 1.5yrs old kid with me, is it advisable to take infant to such altitude and weather. Pl confirm.. We are about to book our tickets

nathula not advised with a

nathula not advised with a 1.5yr old kid ,but if your kid is all good and healthy shouldnt be a problem for him/her..consult your physician once

Hi Vishnu, We are planning to

Hi Vishnu,

We are planning to reach Bagdogra on 2nd April(sunday).Nathula will be closed on monday and Tuesday.I want to know the availability of shared vehicle to Tsomgo lake on Monday n Tuesday. and how much time shared vehicle guy allow to roam around there.

We are planning to travel to North Sikkim on 5th April.Will Gurudonmar will be open on 6th April.

Kindly guide me.

Regards,

Vinita

shared vehicle time in

shared vehicle time in tsongmo lake will be around 45 minutes and in baba mandir will be 30 mins..As of this week neither tsongmo,gurudongmar lkake or yumhang valley iis accessible...lets hope for the best when youre visiting..the weather should improve by then

I am reaching Bagdogra at 3

I am reaching Bagdogra at 3 PM on 19th April and have return on 23rd apr from Bagdogra at 3 pm. I have below questions :

1. Planning to do Changu lake and Nathula on 20th April. Is it possible to get permit considering I am reaching Gangtok on 19th night only.

2. Is it somehow possible to cover Changu lake, Yumthang and Gurudongmar in this schedule. Ready to skip Nathula for that possibility.

Thanks in advance for your help on above.

guest, nathula permits have

guest,

nathula permits have to be procured through a sikkim local travel agent one day prior so its advised you make a advance booking for the same.

 

if you want to visit gurudongmar and yumthang you can skip nathula and changu lake.

Hi Vishnu, I want to enquire

Hi Vishnu,

I want to enquire about whether we can visit nathula pass on mondays,tuesday,as my holidays are from march 13,14 and 15.And please do send some tour operator numbers as i want to visit nathula pass and pelling that too in shared basis.

 So, Kindly can you inform about this.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Vivek Das

hello vivek, Nathula pass

hello vivek,

Nathula pass will be closed on mondays and tuesdays.you'll have to visit it on the 15th.

Thanks for adding your

Thanks for adding your inputs. these are highly valuable

sir we are a family of four

sir we are a family of four .we are planning to visit gangtok and nathula pass in last week of march. my daughter is 10 year old is it advisable to take her to such high altitudes? where shoul i get the permits needed? we are planning to stay for six days .can you please suggest us the best route and plces we can cover in the limited time..since with kids we need to take stops very often.....   thank you..   Smile

 

I do not think Nathula would

I do not think Nathula would be a problem for 10 years old but still i would suggest to assess yourself. Every kid is different. I would suggest few days in Gangtok. You can also plan a 2 day trip to Lachung, Lachen in North Sikkim.

Hi Vishnu, Can you please

Hi Vishnu,

Can you please help me plan my trip as i will be arriving in bagdogra on 5th April and leaving on 11th April.I want to cover lachung,gangtok,kalimpong Major places visit is :

Tsomgmo lake, Baba Mandira and Nathula Yumthang and Zero point Gurudongmar ,Tiger Hill .

Can You please create itenary for this with 3 star hotels.

 

Thanks and Regards

Sagar Kohli

I think 6 days would be

I think 6 days would be little hectic to visit all the places you mentioned. I would suggest to skip Tiger Hill/Darjeeling and visit Gangtok, Lachung, Lachen, Baba Mandir, Yumthang, Gurudongmar lake.

I will send an email which might help in arranging tour/hotel/taxi etc

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Hi Sir,             I am

Hi Sir,

            I am plannng to come on 4th-5-6-7th APRIL 2017 to gangtok and 8th -9th April  to darjleeing. we are couple and 12 yeal old kid, Can u suggest the weather there on that time and more over can we able to go to nathula pass.

and  plz plan my iteniery, my ticket are booked from Delhi and i will reach at 4 pm to bagdogra and my hotels in gangtok is booked for 4 nights and 8-9th in darjleeing and its also booked and 10th check out.

         And how much is taxi wala charge for innova from bagdogra to gangtok

regards

Aditya Aggarwal

adityaagg@yahoo.com

Delhi

Hi Aditya, With respect Taxi

Hi Aditya,

With respect Taxi and hotel, I can send email with some numbers which might be useful. I am not aware of the latest taxi rate from Bagdogra to Gangtok.

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I have scheduled my trip to

I have scheduled my trip to Darjeeling-Gangtok-Lachen-Lachung (Yumathang/Zeropoint)-Zuluk from 25th Feb 2017, can you please let me know how good are the changes that the roads would be open for these places?

Generally road till Yumthang

Generally road till Yumthang is open but you might not reach Zero point in February due to heavy snow

Can i visit nathula in march

Can i visit nathula in march begining via scooty..????   Can I gt permission?

 

I think it will be difficult

I think it will be difficult considering snow on the road. Permission can also be tricky. Only Sikkim registered vehicles are allowed in this stretch

Hi, I am planning to visit

Hi, I am planning to visit Gangtok from 24/2 to 26/2/17. Reaching gangtok on 24th Feb. Plan to visit Changu, Nathula Pass and Baba Mandir on 26/2/17, return from gangatok on 27/2/17 to NJP. Is it possible to visit those places on sunday? When permit etc, can be arranged? Suggest good transport operator for our trip to Chang etc, and local sight seeing on 25/2, we are thre me,my wife and son (17 yrs,),

Sorry for the late response.

Sorry for the late response. Yes, its possible to visit Nathula on Sunday. Permits can be arranged with the help of any tour operator one day before your tour.

We are reaching gangtok on

We are reaching gangtok on 28th February 2017 (evening)  and staying till 5th March 2017 (morning).

Can u please tell me whether it is possible to visit places like Changu lake, Baba mandir, Nathula pass, Lachung, Yumthang and Zero point in this period.Can we gey share vehicle for visiting changu lake, baba mandir, nathula pass. 

What are the procedures to get permit for visiting nathula pass .

Also, Please suggest what to do for visiting Lachung, Yumthang and Zero point and the cost of package for each individual for this visit. 

Also, how will the climate during this time snowy, rainy ....

Except Zero point, everything

Except Zero point, everything else is possible to visit. Permits can be procured with the help of any tour agent. I do not live in Gangtok so can not tell you about current status on climate.

wud b travelling to gangtok[2

wud b travelling to gangtok[2 days]  and mahindra baiguney [2 days] during end march
can u plss suggest itinerary for must do things. what r the things to do from baiguney?
also wud stop in darjeeling b better in the initial days of trip or later part?and in stay in tinchuley advised or its better to stay put in darjeeling town? 
TIA 

I have no idea about Mahindra

I have no idea about Mahindra Baiguney so can not help you much.

Hi Vishnu, we are 7 pax from

Hi Vishnu,

we are 7 pax from bangalore, planned to visit gangtok from 23rd feb to 26th feb 2017. accepted that we have a shorter duration, but we are there only for climate. could you please suggest us places to visit according to the duration i have mentioned above? we love to spend much of our time in snow.

Thanks

I hope you had good

I hope you had good vacations. Sorry for the late response

Hello Vishnu, The itinerary I

Hello Vishnu,
The itinerary I planned is as below. Please let me know if it is practical. I also put some doubts inline. Please let know about them.
3rd Apr Monday- Arrive in Bagdogra, drive the to Darjeeling, stay
4th Apr Darjeeling site see and stay
5th Apr Transfer to Gangtok, stay. Can we see Namchi on the way?
6th Apr Thursday- Tsomgmo lake, Baba Mandira and Nathula (open on Thursday?)
7th Apr Transfer to Lachung and stay
8th Apr See Yumthang and Zero point and Transfer to Lachen
9th Apr Visit Gurudongmar lake and stay back at Lachen ( Is it allowed to stay at log huts in Kangchendzonga national park or visit for safari?)
10th Apr Transfer from Lachen to Kalimpong and relax at some home stay
11th Apr Morning drive to Bagdogra for afternoon flight

5th Apr Transfer to Gangtok,

5th Apr Transfer to Gangtok, stay. Can we see Namchi on the way?

Yes, Possible

6th Apr Thursday- Tsomgmo lake, Baba Mandira and Nathula (open on Thursday?)

 

Yes

 

9th Apr Visit Gurudongmar lake and stay back at Lachen ( Is it allowed to stay at log huts in Kangchendzonga national park or visit for safari?)

No idea on that one.

Hi, I'd like to know whether

Hi,

I'd like to know whether the Nathula pass

would be open for tourists in the months of april and

may.

Thanks and regards.

Yes, it would be open in the

Yes, it would be open in the month of April, May

Thank you Vishnu. So, we

Thank you Vishnu.
So, we probably have to leave my in laws at Lachen, and only myself, wife and son should go to Gurudongmar lake. Correct?
How about Nathula pass, Zero point and Yumthang valley? Do they also pose a risk for aged people due to the high altitude?

Again, thank you for taking initiative to guide us.
Regards
Naren

Yumthang valley is OK to

Yumthang valley is OK to visit. I would suggest not to visit Gurudongmar, Nathula pass with old age parents however with each individual it varies.

Dear friends, I am travelling

Dear friends,
I am travelling to Sikkim from April 3rd to 11th. Our group is as follows:
Myself 45 yrs, wife 39 yrs, son 11 yrs, father in law 72 yrs, mother in law 62 yrs. We are from Bengaluru. I wanted to know if visiting Gurudongmar lake, zero point and Nathula pass are risky from health perspective for these age groups. And there any precautions needed?
Thanks and regards
,Naren

With respect to

With respect to accessibility, Gurudongmar will be reachable however i would not recommend you to go there with old aged parents. Its high altitude and sometimes people do have brething problem.

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