Sikkim | Nathula, Changu lake re-opens for tourists

The two popular tourist spots of Sikkim, Changu Lake and Nathula border have been reopened for the tourists almost after two months. 

Sikkim | Nathula, Changu lake re-opens for  tourists

The two popular tourist spots of Sikkim, Changu Lake and Nathula border have been reopened for the tourists almost after two months. 

Both the destinations were restricted for tourists after the COVID 19 cases spiked at JN road area in the month of June this year. 

Changu lake is located at an altitude of 12,500 ft meanwhile the Nathula at Indo China border is situated at 14,000ft in Eastern part of Sikkim. 

“ There was a persistent request from the tourism stakeholders to re-open Changu Lake and Nathula border. We have started issuing the permits” said a senior police official of Checkpost division which issue the permits to tourists. 

The footfalls in Changu Lake and Nathula border has declined after COVID19 pandemic. 

The stakeholders have expressed their gratitude to the checkpost division for re opening the prime tourism destinations of Sikkim. 

“ Majority of the tourists who visits Sikkim wants to visit these two places. We are happy that almost after two months it has been re opened. We are grateful to Checkpost division” said a tour operator Steve Lepcha while talking with Sikkim Chronicle over the phone. 

He said many bookings had to be cancelled earlier due to the visit restrictions. 

However the restrictions for tourists in places like Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang and Gurudonmgar lake are still in implementation.