Gnathang Valley located at an altitude of 13,500 feet, this lush valley was the home to traditional yak herders who came from Tibet. Gnathang Valley is popularly called the “ Ladakh of the East India”. Situated at the height of 13,000 ft. above the sea level. Here one can experience chilled wind waves blowing all around. Gnathang valley usually remain snow covered from January to April. This village is one of the part of Old Silk route which connected India with China.
Tukla Valley : This is a war memorial built in memory to commemorate the British soldiers, who died at the battle of Tukla.
Old Baba Mandir : This temple is well maintained by Indian Army (cloud warrior regiment ). It has been dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, an Indian soldier in the 23rd Regiment, who breathed his last near the Nathu La Pass in East Sikkim in the year 1962 during the Indo-China War. On the top of this temple you will find Harbhajan Singh’s bunker.
Kupup Lake: Kupup lake is locally known as Elephant lake for its Elephant like shape.
Best time to Visit:
October to March : During winter Nathang faces high snow fall and freezing temperature.Due to snow fall some times In January, February, March, the road remain closed for few days.
April to September : During summer Nathang and its surrounding hills remain covered with different kind of grassy blooming rhododendron flowers. From June to September when the valley is veiled behind wild flowers
How to reach:
Gnathang valley can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 7 hours. Tourists can also travel to Dzuluk from Gangtok in roughly 2.5 hours by hiring vehicles.
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