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Mt Katao, North Sikkim Overview

Nestled in the northern part of Sikkim, at a distance of 144 km from Gangtok and 28 km from Lachung, Mt Katao is one of the most stunning sights imaginable. Perfect for adventure lovers who like skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and grinding during the winter season, the surreal mountain provides a splendid view to its onlookers. However, to enter this area, a permit is required from the army since the place where Mt Katao is located at a military base.

Covered with natural vegetation including poppy, rhododendron, and primula, the base ground of Mount Katao comprises of numerous adventure sports activities. This amazing place is situated at an elevation of 15000 feet and remains covered in snow almost throughout the year. There is a zero point situated nearby which provides some spectacular views. 

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Best Time to Visit Mt Katao

The perfect time to visit Mount Katao is from March to June since the climate is pleasant during this time and pretty much enjoyable. You can also visit the place during the winter months from December to February to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other adventure sports.

How To Reach Mt Katao

From Lachung, Mount Katao is situated at a distance of 28 kilometres which can be covered by hiring a taxi or driving all the way in your private vehicle. However, you first need to obtain a permit from the army base in Siliguri.

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