Frequent question: How can I reach Nathula pass from Delhi?

How do I get permission for Nathula Pass?

Indians require a valid Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit Nathula. You need to get the permit done through a tour operator authorized by Sikkim government (there are plenty of them in Gangtok). And you can visit Nathula only by a vehicle provided by such a tour operator.

Is Nathula open?

Nathula is open from Wednesday to Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. The permit need to be sought locally. Your local travel agent or tour partner may arrange the Nathula visit permit or ask your hotel if they can arrange.

Which month Nathula Pass is closed?

The best time to visit Nathula pass is summer (April-mid June) and autumn (October-November). The pass remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. Domestic tourists can visit the Nathula Pass in Sikkim on any other day of the week. The minimum temperature during summer months is approximately 10 degrees.

Is Nathula Pass open for foreigners?

A valid permit to visit Nathu La Pass is given to only Indian Nationals. The permit is obtained by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. This can be done with the help of a registered travel agency.

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Are kids allowed in Nathula Pass?

For Nathula the government issues permits only to kids who are above 5 years of age. The altitude is 14400 fts and people prone to altitude sickness due to thin air level.

Can we visit Nathula Pass in December?

Nathula Pass is closed on 25th Dec – Monday. All roads to tourist destinations in Sikkim are OPEN as of today.

Do Indians need permit for Sikkim?

And therefore all foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit any part of Sikkim including Gangtok. … This permit is also popularly known as Inner Line Permit (ILP). Indians however do not require this.

Can we visit Nathula Pass in January?

Yes it is OK but there are chances that road will be closed for nathula due to snow. … If passes are closed due to snowfall then you may not be able to go upto Nathula or even Tsogmo lake.

Is nakula pass and Nathula pass same?

Nakula is located about 40 km from the popular tourist hamlet of Lachen in North Sikkim. … The closest border, Nathula in East Sikkim, is 62 km from Gangtok, which also has a trijunction area between China, India and Bhutan.

What should I wear in Nathula Pass?

It starts getting cold in October with temperatures reaching 5*C. Wear heavy woolen socks with minimum ankle high shoes. Wear a good jacket and a woolen cap. over a year ago.