The winding Gangtok-Nathula Highway is one of the highest mountain roads in the world. Nathu la Pass in Gangtok has the distinction of being among the highest passes accessible to tourists via motor road. It is a high mountain pass that joins Sikkim and China. It lies on the Indo-Chinese border and serves as a trade link between India and China.
The highway nestles at an elevation of 14,140 feet. It is an adventure in itself. Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. The border check post at Nathula Pass is marked by the Border Gates of India and China. There is a war memorial and an Exhibition Centre of India Army as well.