Xanglain Destination Guide
Explore Xanglain in China.
Xanglain in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region is located in China - some 1,800 mi (or 2,897 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital city.
Time in Xanglain is now 12:03 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Dhaka, Thimphu, Daga, Paro, Tsimasham or Yurubka. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tekhug, Padamchen, Natang, Lungthu, Chumikteng and Xanglain. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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NATHULA PASS Indo China Border
This video was captured while i went to Nathula Pass (indo china border) in Sikkim
Destinations like Tsogmo/Changu Lake, Nathula, Tukla etc. are worth visiting
Baba Mandir at Nathula - Sikkim
Baba Mandir is a tribute to the spirit of an Indian Soldier who chose to serve his country even after reaching his heavely abode
Kunal's trip to Sikkim & Darjeeling Part...
My trip to sikkim and darjeeling from 23rd to 29th march 2009
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Interesting facts about this location
Menmecho Lake is a mountain lake located in East Sikkim district in the state of Sikkim, India. It lies on the way to the Jelepla Pass and is situated at a distance of 20 kilometres ahead of the Tsongmo Lake. It is the source of the river Rangpo chu, a tributary of the River Teesta. The waters of the lake are sourced by melting snow in summer, and the monsoons in the rainly season. The lake is famous for its trout, and has a large fishfarm nearby with a guesthouse.
Located at 27.3, 88.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Chumbi Valley is a valley in Tibet at the intersection of India, Bhutan and China in the Himalayas. Two main passes between India and China open up here: the Nathu La Pass and Jelep La Pass. The valley is at an altitude of 3,000 metres (9,500 feet) and was at the forefront of the British military expedition of 1904 into Tibet. It was occupied by the British for nine months after the hostilities to secure Tibetan payment of indemnity. The valley blooms in spring. It enjoys a temperate climate.
Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres away from Gangtok at altitude of 3,780 m . The road to Nathu La passes the lake on north side. The Chinese border crossing is only some 5 kilometres east-northeast in a straight line, but some 18 kilometres by road. Indian Postal Service released a commemorative stamp on the lake on 6 November 2006.
Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. On the Indian side, the pass is 54 km east of Gangtok, the capital of Indian state of Sikkim on JN Marg and only citizens of India can visit the pass, that too after obtaining a permit in Gangtok.
Jelep La (also spelled Jelepla) is a high mountain pass between India and Tibet in East Sikkim District of Sikkim. The famous Menmecho Lake lies below the Jelep La Pass. Jelep-la, a Tibetan name, means 'The lovely level pass, so called because it is the easiest and most level of all the passes between Tibet and Sikkim. ' (from the Bengal District Gazetteers Darjeeling, 1907, by L.S.S. O'Malley, Indian Civil Service. ) The pass is in Sikkim and the route connects Lhasa to India.
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