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Snow in december first week

by sachinkamble Online Now Nov 9, 2008 at 5:40 AM

we are visiting sikkim in moth od december-2nd week, will we be able to find snow near changu lake/pelling/darjelling/kalimpong

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    Re: Snow in december first week

    by crazy4 Online Now Nov 9, 2008 at 6:24 AM

    In Pelling, Kalimpong you won't find snow as these places very rarely experience snowfall.Darjeeling experience snowfall occasionally.But near changu lake or in Nathula pass the chances of finding snow is much more after 2nd week of December as these two places are situated much higher altitude than pelling/darjelling/kalimpong.

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    by sachinkamble Online Now Nov 9, 2008 at 9:04 AM

    thanks for the reply, krazy 4. Will it be too cold for December 2nd week, what would be the temperature. what care is to be taken to beat the cold if yes?

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    Re: Snow in december first week

    by earthflyer Online Now Nov 9, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Tried going to Changu lake in February 2006 and found snow on the high pass, but I will warn you that the jeeps are very dangerous up their, they dont have snow chains on the wheels but much worst than that the tires have no grips at all of any kind, the tires are as smooth as skin.

    So have a good look at the wheels of the jeeps you will be travelling in because if you come across snow you will have a very dangerous ride.

    I never got to Changu Lake in the end.

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    Re: Snow in december first week

    by crazy4 Online Now Nov 11, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Darjelling will be more colder than Gangtok, Pelling or Kalimpong.Avg temp of Darjelling in December is max-11 C and min-3 C.But in Changu lake or in Nathula pass the temperature may be in sub zero.As this area is a border area the Army vehicles are frequently roaming on these road and due to that the road is cleared very often so one should not get stuck for long time.

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