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Short trip to gangtok (4D/3N)

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Short trip to gangtok (4D/3N)

I want to travel (along with my wife) gangtok in early december or late november. I would be a first time traveller who dont know much about gangtok. Would like your reply / suggestions on pointa below:

1) Im open for any dates in november or december. Would like your advise on which period to choose. Early december or mid november?

2) planning for local sight seeing in gangtok plus nathula; chango lake & baba mandir. Should I add more places on my list keeping in mind that I want all my overnight stays at the same place.

3) what major points should I keep in mind for this vist (specific to this location)

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!!

Manoj Garg

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1. Re: Short trip to gangtok (4D/3N)

Hello Sir

November is good time to visit gangtok.3 full day excluding to and from NJP/Bangogra is sufficient for Gangtok. Namchi can be done in a day trip.You may plan as

Day 1 NJP to Gangtok,Evening at MG Marg

Day 2 Nathula,Tsongo lake and Baba mandir

Day 3 Gangtok city tour including Rumtek

Day 4 Return to NJP

NJP/Bagdogra to gangtok and return is 4 to 5 hr.Cab is the best mode of travel.There are many hotels in and around MG Road,Tibbet Road and development area.For nathula civilians need permit and i am not sure about defence personal.Nathula remains closed on monday and tuesday so plan accordingly.If you reach NJP in early morning and reach gangtok before 12,then you can do gangtok tour same day.Namchi is other place where you can do day visit.


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2. Re: Short trip to gangtok (4D/3N)

Thanks for your inputs. Any suggestions on mid-range hotels would also help.

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3. Re: Short trip to gangtok (4D/3N)


First half of November is better for visiting Nathula Pass and Tsomgo Lake. Snowfall starts after mid November, the road may get inaccessible if snowfall is heavy. None of these places has overnight stay facility.

2 passport photos and photo ID (except PAN / Adhaar Card) of each member will be needed for permit to Nathula-Tsomgo.

Edited: 17 July 2014, 13:00
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