Nathang Valley (locally known as Gnathang Valley or Gnathan Valley) is popularly called the Ladakh of the East India. The valley situated at a height of 13,500 ft. (4,115 meters) above the sea level, in East Sikkim district. Nathang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the Old-Silk-Route region, surrounded by snow capped hills and mountains. Chinese Watch Towers on Jelep-La are clearly visible from Nathang valley with the naked eyes. This place is basically an army cantonment.
Nathang valley basically is a high-altitude plateau in eastern Himalaya and the highest place to stay in the Indian part of the Old Silk Route in Sikkim. At least one night stay is compulsory here, you can visit famous Eagle’s Nest Bunker which is abandoned bunker of Indian army. From this bunker you will get a 360 degree view of nearby including China-Tibet, Plains of Bengal, whole range of Mt. Kanchenjunga, west Bhutan and beautiful river Bramhaputra. The bunker is also famous for memorizing sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Our associate homestay provide well maintained cozy accommodation in Nathang Valley (Gnathang). Owner Ms. Nima Lhamu Bhutia has 7 well equipped nice rooms with attached western baths. Good hospitality and services are provided such clean and hygienic rooms with bathrooms, good taste of food. You can enjoy magnificent view of nearby from windows of your room. Tariff starts from Rs.1050/ (full board) per head per day (with breakfast, lunch and dinner). Car for sightseeing is also available by very reasonable rate along with pick-up and drop service from Siliguri, NJP, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
Nathang can be reached from Gangtok, it’s located around 70 kms away. Entire route so exiting and scenic and it will take around 2 -3 hrs to reach.
You need to be very careful when you are planning to visit Old Silk route or Nathang valley. Entire are covered with thick sheet of ice in winter and winter exists till month of April from late December-January. Best time to visit Nathang is late April to September, in this season you can see blossoming wild flowers. September to December is also a good season to visit Nathang.