Nathang Valley

Nathang Valley
Gnathang Valley
Nathang Pano 1.jpg
Coordinates27°18′00″N 88°49′12″E / 27.300064°N 88.8200967°E / 27.300064; 88.8200967Coordinates: 27°18′00″N 88°49′12″E / 27.300064°N 88.8200967°E / 27.300064; 88.8200967

Nathang Valley (also spelt as Natang, Gnathong, Gnathang Valley) is located in Gangtok district, Sikkim of India. As per the 2011 census of India, Gnathang village covers 486 hectares housing 913 households with a total population of 8,860 (7,455 males, 1,405 females).[1]

The Nathang Valley is part of the Gnathang-Machong Vidhan Sabha constituency of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.


On 22 May 1888 Tibetan and British forces clashed at Gnathong (this was part of the Anglo-Tibetan war of 1888). The Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal was present during the clash.[2]

Gnathang village

Gnathang village
Nathang village
DistrictPakyong district
 • Totalapprox 350

With a population of around 350 residents, Gnathang has played a role in the construction of border roads in the area including those to Doka La.[3] From a nearby ridge, the plateau of Doklam is visible, which is around 35 km away.[3][4] Yaks reared by the village are used as food.[3]





  1. ^ "Sikkim. Series-12. Part XII-B. District Census Handbook. North, West, South And East Districts. Village And Town Wise Primary Census. Abstract (Pca)" (PDF). Directorate of Census Operations Sikkim. p. 178. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 July 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  2. ^ Paget, William Henry (1907). Frontier and overseas expeditions from India. Government Monotype Press,Simla. p. 55.
  3. ^ a b c Chanda, Aishik (29 August 2019). "The Eyeball War: In Gnathang, the yaks were the only casualties". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-04-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Villagers Moved Out of Village Near Doklam, Officials Say No Evacuation". News18. 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2021-04-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links

  • Mary Ann Issac (5 April 2020). Nathang Village, Sikkim- A photo tour! Stories from my Backpack.
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