Nathula Pass – The Most Mesmerizing Spot Of Sikkim

Nathu La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is the mountain Pass in Eastern Sikkim, on the Indo Chinese border that serves as the trade link between India and China.

It nestles at elevation of 14,140 feet that ranks amongst the highest passes accessible by tourists via motorable road. The another side of Nathula pass is Chumbi Valley of Tibet. This mountain pass is one of the oldest trading border posts connecting Tibet and India.

Nathula Highway is the most beautiful mountain roads of the world. Explore this beautiful highway which sets in the heart of Sikkim. Gangtok-Nathula pass is a charming ride full of adventure with deceptive roads and high altitude winds.

Best time to visit: Summer  - Best months of May to October are the appropriate season to visit here.

In Winter time It remains fully covered under snow and the temperature drops down to -25 º Celsius


  • Nathula Pass is open only for Indian nationals on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 
  • 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. Valid identity proof and two photographs are necessary for the same.
  • The cost for Nathula Pass Permit is Rs. 200/- and children below 4 yrs do not require the permit.
  • Vehicle cost Rs 6000 per vehicle cost for nathula pass. 
  • The above sightseeing vehicle is pre-bookable but the rates may vary from season to season. The rates given are just for reference and planning purpose only.

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