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.
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snow capped valley
valley east sikkim
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.