Mount Katao, Sikkim, India

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About Mount Katao

Mount Katao is located in the northern part of Sikkim, Mount Katao is a place well known to tourists for its adventure activities such as snowboarding, skiing, snow tubing, and stone grinding. Mount Katao is covered in snow all year round. At the top, it is possible to witness a glacier and a waterfall which add charm to the place. Gangtok to katao distance is 144 km.

 

How to reach Mount Katao

By Air 

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport. Helicopter service is also available to Gangtok from Bagdogra, otherwise you have to go to Gangtok for about 130 kilometers via National Highway 31 A. From Gangtok you have to go to Lachen to visit this destination.

By Train

The nearest main station is the new Jalpaiguri station (NJP). From New Jalpaiguri Station, you need to drive to Gangtok for about 130 kilometers. Gangtok to Lachung or Lachen is a 5-6 hour drive and requires an Internal Line Permit (ILP).

By Road

The roads leading to Gangtok are National Highway 31 A. Customer should go to Gangtok about 130 kilometers from Siliguri. From Gangtok, vehicle with army license must be booked to visit Lachen or Lachung. From Lachung, you can visit Yumthang about 25 kilometers, the roads are difficult from Gangtok.

 

Things to do in Mount Katao

1. Sighting

Mt Katao is one of the most spectacular wonders of India. It’s a perfect place for adventure lovers who like skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and grinding. During the winter season, the place became wonderful and mountain provides a splendid view to its onlookers. 

2. Snowboarding

Snowboarding IS the most thrilling adventure winter sports, Mount katao is amazing place where it has got some great slopes which are best suited for beginners and advanced skiers.

3. Skiing

Skiing is a recreational activity as well as a competitive sport which is very popular at Mount Katao. Skiing is a very popular form of recreation activity which is enjoyed by people in many countries. 

4. Snow tubing

Sliding on snow with Snow tubing is a great fun activity which you can enjoy with your family and friends. Snow tubing is suitable for all ages, amazing winter sports. 

5. Photography

 At Mt. Kato there are ample of chances to do Photography. In fact the view of the place is so beautiful that you cannot stop yourself from taking picture. It’s great to see Mt. Katao height which is full of snow.

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