Gnathang Valley or Nathang Valley is popularly called the “Ladakh of the East India”. Situated at the height of 13,000 ft. above the sea level Nathang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Old-Silk-Route. Surrounded by snow capped hills and mountain landscape.Chinese Watch Towers on Jelep La are clearly visible from Nathang valley in naked eyes.This area is being developed as a Ski point in Sikkim and now it is the closest ski resort from Calcutta. This is a remote valley with a meandering stream crisscrossing it. It is one of the remotest Tibetan habitations in Himalayas. Nathang Valley usually remains covered with thick snow from January to April. The long four-month of sub-zero temperature makes the valley a cold desert and one of the most beautiful parts of Himalayas. Nathang Valley appears in different colours in different times of the year. In autumn it looks golden when the grass dries up, in rainy season it’s covered in flowers and in winter it is buried in 5 feet of snow. Nathang Valley is also visited by migratory birds just before the onset of winter. There’s a monastery, a temple and a small bridge over a small stream in the distance dotting the valley. There is also a war memorial in Nathang Valley carrying the memories of “Tukla War”.
There are lots of places around Gnathang where tourists can go for sightseeing. Thambi view point, Lungthang, Kupup, Memencho Lake, Old Baba Mandir, Gnathan valley Nathula gate are some of the sightseeing spots around Gnathang. Tourist can reach Gangtok from Gnathnag after seeing these spots.