Meet & greet on arrival at NJP / IXB and drive for 4 HRS to Sillery,a god gifted Jem in Darjeeling hill overlooking 180 degrees Mt Kanchenjunga from your cottage.You can also do a soft trek to near by Pine Forest Village.Enjoy the breathtaking Sunset on Mt Kanchenjunga from your room. This place is the primary attraction for Silk Route Package Tour.
However Ramdhura isa fresh natural place for clearest Kanchenjungha view above the cloud.
After breakfast starts for Mankhim,just beside of Lampokhri Lake.This lake is the highest lake with boating facility in Sikkim. Enjoy the
boating in the Post Lunch session. Enroute Sightseeing to Mankhim Temple, Mankhim View Point, Aritar Monastery and Aritar Dakbunglow. Aritar Lake is only lake in Sikkim, which has the boating facility for tourists.
To be very specific that if want to enjoy the mountainery view then stay at MANKHIM. Otherwise if want to city culture in Old Silk Route Trip then stay at Aritar.
Overnight in Mankhim.
After a delicious breakfast, start the journey from Mankhim towards Zuluk via Lingtum , Padamchen , Kheukhela falls , Enjoy the Sunset from Zuluk. Most of the silk route tour operators are focusing on this Dzuluk area for staying Zuluk is the crown of Old Silk Route Holiday Package.
Amazingly famous for it’s Rhododendron bloosmness during Summer.
Overnight in Zuluk.
After morning Breakfast, start for on the way seightseeing covering places – Nathang valley, Kalapokhri, Laxman Chawk, Mamecho Lake view point , old baba mandir, Lungthung,Thambi View point , 95 Zig Zag Roads and finally reach to Upper Zuluk . and enjoy the serenity and beauty of Zuluk , the hidden paradise on earth . On evening finally reach at Gangtok.
** On this day you can cover most snowy attraction NATHU-LA (Pass).
We all know Gangtok is the biggest city in SIKKIM, & capital also.
Overnight in Gangtok.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. towards Lachen via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like
Tashi View Point – Tashi View Point, built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramis view of Mt Khang-chen- Dzonga
Kabi Lungstok – Also known as the Thimphu Chorten, The Memorial Chorten (a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan).Kabi Lungstok, a historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is the where a treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung- Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum- Sar was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls – Seven Sister Waterfalls, The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages. To facilitate the tourists to savour the pristine beauty and to be with nature, Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang .Mostly perennial in nature, waterfalls are aplenty in this region, Bhim Nala & the Twin Waterfalls are two others one comes across en route to North Sikkim. And the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around evening.
Overnight in Lachen.
After a light breakfast you will travel to most demanding & sacred lake in North-East India,
Gurudongmar Lake –
one of the most sacred lakes believed by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake remains milky in colour throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing source of water.The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the ‘blessed’ water in bottles.
Overnight in Lachung..
After breakfast, excursion to Yumthang Valley, the valley full of Snow in winter and Rhododendron during the month of May (11800ft/1.5Hrs), is the main attraction around. You can also visit Zero Point ( At extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition ) .Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary Spread over 43 sq km through which flows the Yumthang river,it adjoins Lachung and Yumthang. The Sanctuary which is known for its abundance of Rhododendron shrubs and trees is rich in ground flora and other vegetation as well.
Over night in Gangtok.
After breakfast check-out from hotel start for Pelling city.The most beautiful city in West Sikkim. Our vehicle will go after visiting Namchi-Chardham
The evening is free for strolling.
Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast, prepare yourself for a full day Pelling city tour. Starting sightseeing are mentioned as per scheduled.
Pemayangtse Monastery– One of the best things to do in pelling is make a visit at Pemayangtse Monastery. Witnessing on the story of 17th century Buddhist traditional architecture.
Kanchenjunga Waterfalls– If water is coming from mountain directly, then this is the most purest form of Nature. On the way to Yuksom you shall get the sheer beauty of Mighty kanchenjunga Waterfalls.
Khecheopalri Lake– Although this is a small paradise for Photographer & Bird Explorer. Try to attend “Maghe Purne Festival” clebrated on April by floating diyas & offering food.
Rabdentse Ruins– This place has a national importance which is announced by Archaeological Survey of India.
Pelling Skywalk– Sky Walk Pelling is a must visit tourist attraction in Sikkim. It helps you get a glorious view of Kanchenjunga and other peaks. The place is clean and well maintained.
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Old Silk Route also known as the Silk Road, the wondrous Old Silk Route is located in East Sikkim and is considered to be an integral part of the ancient nexus of trade routes that connected India to China. This famous archaic route passes through Lhasa, Nathu La, Jeep La Pass and ultimately to the port of Tamluk, which is presently located in West Bengal, from there the route is through the sea until the land is reached. Discovered by traders in the early first century AD, the Silk Route Tour has become popular as a tourist prime travel program in recent times.
From Gangtok via Ranipool – 92 km, about 4 hours
From NJP / Bagdogra – 140 km about 5.30 hours
From Kalimpong – 95 km, about 4 hours
From Pelling – 150 km, about 7 hours
From Darjeeling – 140 km, about 5 hours
Best time to enjoy Old Silk Route Tour with Lachen-Lachung (North Sikkim) is April to June only. At this time you can enjoy the natural tourist sentiment of entire East Sikkim. For enjoying the snow fall at Zuluk-Gnathang please visit in November or end of March .
It is essential to keep in mind that when you are planning for Old silk route tour, do not except to visit all the places through Sikkim Silk Route in short trip like 2 Night 3 Days. As these parts of Sikkim is very tough and belonging in remote or countryside portion. If you continuously travel without resting, you will get sick. please make an extended tour program of minimum 8 Nights 9 Days North Sikkim Silk Route Tour Plan.
We belief that Sikkim is very beautiful in all seasons. However October month is considered as a post-monsoon time. But in this month has a high probability of snow falling in Zuluk as well as rest of the Old Silk Route part like Gnathang, Nathula Pass.
Old Silk Route Tour is quite safe to travel with your family. Whether, this place is a perfect resemble of ECO TOURISM SPOT. Local people are very much familiar & friendly with inbound & outbound tourist.
Based on Woman Safety & not doing any unlawful activities ,Sikkim-Gangtok is considered as a most safest city in North-East India. However, Sikkim Silk Route Trip is a perfect hill station choice for solo trip.
Although North-Sikkim is so near to Indo-Chaina border. Except Gurudongmar Lake & Yumthang Valley you can cover Zero Point, Mount Katao & Kala Patthar with additional cost.
You need to apply special ILP(Inner Line Permit)& RAP (Restricted Area Permit) from sikkim tourism registered travel agency. For both visitors please carry your passport with valid Indian VISA. Don’t forget to travel in couple mode & one local lincesed guide is compulsory.
Although North-Sikkim & Zuluk Silk Route both are in hilgh altitude (Almost 7000 feet). Carry chocolate & hot coffee bins. For Asthama patitents must carry portable Oxygen cylinder. Don’t forget to carry Umbrella or Raincoat as in mountain area heavy rain can be start at any time.
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