Nathang Travel Tips
Accommodating in Nathang valley is quite basic & simple. Valley usually remains covered with thick snow from January to April.
Near the valley, you will get to see many beautiful places to visit. Have a look at the major ones as mentioned below-
Thambi Viewpoint - Thambi viewpoint is situated at an altitude of 3400 m, it gives a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The zigzag roads seem like 30 hair pins designed by the engineers.
Lungthung - This place is very comfortable for a homestay, tourists may feel more comfortable here and will get some great hospitality. Lungthung is popular for the stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga fully covered with snow and also the zigzag roads give an amazing view of the place. It is situated close to Thambi View Point.
Eagle's Nest Bunker - For the sweeping view of the entire Kanchenjunga peaks and the surrounding places, the Eagle's Nest Bunker near the valley is truly worth visiting. The sunrise over Kanchenjunga from Eagle's Nest looks quite Phenomenal.
Tukla valley - The valley of Tukla is another popular place to visit near Nathang Valley. This is a war-dedicated valley that worked to honor the British soldiers, who won during the battle of Tukla. The majestic panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and its allied peaks are quite prominent here.
Kupup Lake - Situated at an altitude of around 13066 feet above sea level, Kupup Lake is mostly known as the Elephant Lake for its resemblance to an Elephant. It is called Bitan Choo by the locals and is also considered to be a sacred water body.
Nathang Valley (also spelt Gnathang Valley) is located in Gangtok district, Sikkim of India. It is located at an elevation of 12,700 feet above ocean level. This is the highest place in East Sikkim.
Nathang Valley is one of the hidden gems of the eastern part of the Sikkim region due to its extremely cold weather many travelers are still unaware of the astounding beauty Nathang Valley offers to its visitor. Reminisce of the old silk route still lingers in the Nathang Valley and can be felt while traveling to the Ladakh of East India. Flanked by the mountain on all the sides and visited by migratory birds just before the onset of the winter, Nathang Valley is a gateway to escape from the hordes of people in the din and bustle life of the city. The view of clouds surrounding the snow-clad mountains and the Chinese Watch Towers on Jelep La are clearly visible from Nathang valley with naked eyes, it is a sight that has lured many travelers from around the world.
Watching the awe-inspiring phenomena of the sun rising above the horizon and slowly revealing the entire Bhutan Valley and a part of China whilst glazing the Mt Kanchenjunga with a golden and orange hue and making its shine like covered with diamonds from Ganek in Nathang Valley is a spell bounding phenomena. It usually remains covered with thick snow from January to April making Nathang Valley look like a winter wonderland. With an uphill trek of 10mins from the Nathang Valley visitors can witness an astounding panoramic view of the entire Eastern Himalayas, with Bhutan, China, and the hills of Bengal including Darjeeling, the entire Mt. Kanchenjunga range, and River Brahmaputra meandering across China and entering India.