Heavy Snowfall in High-altitude Areas of Sikkim, leaves Tourists Stranded


Guwahati: Heavy snowfall has been reported in high-altitude areas of Sikkim, officials said on Wednesday. Lachung valley in North Sikkim is completely enveloped with a thick blanket of snow, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded in the valley.

Many people thronged to this beautiful and charming state during their Christmas holidays. However, continuous snowfall since Tuesday night has blocked access to areas such as Lachung, Yumthang and Lachen in North Sikkim district and Uttarey in West Sikkim district, they said.


The road to Tsomgo Lake and Nathula has also been closed due to heavy snowfall, the report said.

The state capital Gangtok reported the season’s lowest minimum temperature of 3.1 degrees Celsius, the Met department said.

The temperature will drop further in the next two days, it said.