This post is in continuation with my previous post - Sikkim's Serenity - How to plan 1 day Gangtok trip?; in which I have covered the town of Gangtok in detail. In this post, I am writing about the second day of the trip in which we explored Nathula pass and a few other popular tourist attractions nearby.
About Nathula Pass
Nathula is a mountain pass situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft., about 56 km east of Gangtok and it connects Sikkim to China's Tibet autonomous region. Only Indian citizens can visit the pass and that too after obtaining a permit in Gangtok.
The only way to get there is by car. The condition of the road from Gangtok to Nathu La is not good at all and therefore traveling in a sturdy vehicle like Sumo, Scorpio, Innova, etc. is advisable. The best option is to take a reserved vehicle that can be arranged by your hotel manager; which you will be sharing with other fellow tourists.