Located in the northern part of Sikkim, almost 144 kilometers from the capital, Gangtok, and 28 kms from Lachung, Mt. Katao is amongst the most spectacular sights you can imagine in the state. However, one has to avail permits from the army to enter the area where this majestic peak is located. This surreal mountain offers the onlookers a splendid view. This destination is also a perfect place for adventure lovers as sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and stone grinding can be enjoyed here during the winter season.
You can reach here via taxi from Lachung which is about 28 kilometres away. A visit directly from the capital is also an option through hired taxis.
Things to Do & See in and around
From Mount Katao, you can see picturesque sight of the snow-clad peaks and mid way to this place you will also come across a stunning waterfall. The valley is also covered with attractive flora such as poppy, primula and rhododendron. Also, the base ground of the mount is equipped with many adventure sport activities.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Mount Katao is from March to June. However, in order yto enjoy skiing and snowboarding, winter months of December to February are ideal to visit.