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changu lake completely frozen

Changu Lake ...Completely frozen

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

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

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

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?

Can i visit nathula in march

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

 

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,),

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 ....

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 ....

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 

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

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

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.

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

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.

+- Vishnu

Hello sir,my question is that

Hello sir,my question is that from january 27to 31,2017 will be permitte or not ( gangtok to natula) bcoz today I start from to sikkim but my aim is only natula pass to enjoy in snow fall.sir plz rply

Permit can be issued but you

Permit can be issued but you can only reach Nathula pass if road is open. sometimes road get closed due to heavy snow.

Dear Sir,   I am planning to

Dear Sir,

 

I am planning to Visit Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung, Pelling and Darjeeling during 24-04-2017 to 03-05-2017. Please let me at which places I will be able to see the snow and play with it. I am very crazy for snow. Also please let me know what is the time limit (minimum to maximum) to get permit for Nathula. What are the charges for the same. Also let me know charges and formalities for Zero Point. 

 

Thanks in Advance

Regards, 

Brijesh Shah

For Snow, I would recommend

For Snow, I would recommend Nathula pass, Changu lake, Yumthang, Gurudongmar lake. Zero point can be reachable if you have inner line permit (the one which is required for north sikkim).

in Continuation of my last

in Continuation of my last comment i forgot to meintion that I also keen to visit nathula pass in Late feb. please suggest where should i take hotels and other, 

With respect to hotels and

With respect to hotels and tour, I will send an email.

Hello I am planing to go

Hello

I am planing to go darjeeling gangtok and bhutan total 23feb to 5th of march 2017 

I had given 2 day to darjeeling

3 days to gangtok and rest to bhutan can you suggest me some how i manage all, I want to make it budget trip dont want so much expense we are 2 couples, is night travelling is possible, we want to save our time and want to visit maximum thanks waiting for your positive reply

3 days in Gangtok are not

3 days in Gangtok are not sufficient to have a comprehensive trip to Sikkim. from Gangtok, Bhutan is quite a long trip and might require a stop as well.

Dear Vishnu sir Excellent PR

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.

Thank you

Regards

Andrew Samuel

P.S

I am coming from Chennai.T.N

Dear Andrew, you can visit

Dear Andrew,

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.

Thanks yogesh for your

Thanks yogesh for your response.

Hi,  I will be visiting

Hi, 

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 Wink

And yes since I am a foodie - what all can I try in Sikkim Smile ?

Also, is it going to be super cold there or light jackets will work ?

 

Thanks in Advance Smile

hello guest, you will find

hello guest,

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 

Hi, Just want to know that

Hi,

Just want to know that April 2nd week will be better for nathulapass?

And wheather able to see the snow ??

 

jaswant, april 2nd will be a

jaswant,

april 2nd will be a great time to visit nathula pass.

yu will find lot of snow.

We are planning in in mid May

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

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.

Hi Vishnu, As we are 6

Hi Vishnu,

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

Tamil

 

 

I am not sure about the

I am not sure about the private taxi cost but somewhere in the comments, it was mentioned.

We wish to visit

We wish to visit Darjeeling/Sikkim from 7th Jan 2017 onwards. Will we able to travel to North Sikkim ?

If roads are open then

If roads are open then definitely you can. I am not sure about snow-fall pattern for this year.

Hi Vishnu,   I am planning to

Hi Vishnu,

 

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.

 

Regards,

Gururaj

Road to Nathula remains open

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

Thank you so Much for the info

Reaching zuluk on 9th January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

 

Anil

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