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Silk Route Tour Packages from NJP, that is highly refers to the family & friend adventure, Outing to mountains & Monastery. Looking for peaceful travel destination then come to East Sikkim (Old Silk Route). Most cheapest tourist destination in North East India.
” YOU CAN EXPERIENCE UNENDING MOUNTAIN VIEWS DURING SILK ROUTE (EAST SIKKIM) TRIP“
To begin, we must define the Silk Route Tour, which was formerly known as the Silk Road in ancient times. Now, based on the regular Silk Route Tour Plan from Kolkata, Silk Route Tourism is an amazing combination with the North Bengal and
East Sikkim portions. In North Bengal, tourist destinations must include SilleryGaon, Ramdhura, Reshikhola, Pedong, Ahaldara. The main stream Silk Route is actually starts from Aritar-Mankhim (called the Lower Silk Route). The Old Silk Route actually describes Zuluk, Gnathang, and Kupup. In the ancient nexus, this was the major trade and business route for
Most of the tourists are crazy about seeing the beauty of Zuluk(2865 m). An exciting zig-zag road journey with 95 turning
points. A magnificent view from Thambi View Point at 11,200 feet. Experience the cool and charming natural beauty of the old
Sikkim Silk Route. To fully appreciate Gnathang’s tourist-friendly status (27.3190° N, 88.8280° E (13,200 feet in Ladakh, North East India), take the 5 night/6 day Silk Route Package from NJP. From a crucial report of Sikkim Tourism, it is amazingly noticed that most of the Bengali tourists are happy to visit this East Sikkim-Old Silk Route portion. They are coming to experience the culture, basic needs with an affordable price in homestays and tasty organic food.
Day wise itinerary of Silk Route Tour from Siliguri. Duration – 5 Nights 6 Days. Accommodation – Standard or Deluxe Homestay available.
SILLERYGAON-1N, ARITAR – 1N, ZULUK – 1N, GNATHANG -1N, RONGPOKHOLA -1N
After pick up, start your wonderful trip to Silk route starting from Sillerygoan, a god gifted gem in the hills. Sillerygaon is a picture perfect hamlet in Kalimpong district of west Bengal & it is at elevation of 6000ft. Check into the Homestay and after lunch takes a Nature walk around Sillerygoan and explore the village & evening enjoy the sunset with hot snacks and tea. If you would like to relax and see Kanchenjunga from your cottage for a few days, this is the place for you. Sillerygoan is a magical place to spend time in leisure. You can see the snow-capped Kanchenjunga through the windows of your room.
This place is the primary attraction for Silk Route Tour Package 5N 6D .
Early morning enjoy the sunrise from Ramitey View Point (45 mins walking). After that start for a perfect destination for a tourist in search of enchantment, trekking, land of monastery, mystic rituals, festivals, Aritar is at an elevation of 4600ft, bounded by mount Kanchenjunga, the place characterized by lush forests, mountains, lakes. The distance between Sillerygoan to Aritar is 51km. The afternoon is free for leisure. Enjoy the nearby Lampokhori lake, which is worth visiting.
Aritar is in East Sikkim district of Sikkim known for its natural and landscaped beauty, which is worth to visit. The Aritar Lake which is known as Ghati-Tso also is a nearby attraction.
Instead of SilleryGaon you can choose some similar nearby places like EccheyGaon, Ramdhura or Dalapchad. However Algarah is also famous view point alongwith tourist friendly place. North Bengal Tourism introduced these placese earlier, now bengali tourists are preferring more than Darjeeling off beat destination.
Early morning, after breakfast proceeds towards Zuluk covering sightseeing Kuikhola Waterfalls and en route covering Rongli for inner line permit. The distance between Aritar to Zuluk is 42kms and 2hours time to reach.
Zuluk is a small village settled at snow-covered hills. It is said that it was a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. Zuluk is located at an altitude of 10,100 ft. is a remote village in East Sikkim. After lunch explore Zuluk and enjoy the evening as leisure.
After early breakfast starts for the sightseeing and sunrise trip to Thambi viewpoint and enjoy the beauty of Thambi viewpoint and continue sightseeing at Laxmi Chowk, Nathang valley, Tukla valley, Kalipokhri (lake), Old Baba Mandir, Jeelep-La Pass, zig-zag road and reach Kupup. Elephant Lake at Kupup. See the world’s highest Golf course, Yak golf course which is at 13,025 ft.
Nathang Valley is a high-altitude valley in East Sikkim, the altitude is 13200 ft. It is one of the remotest Tibetan villages in the Himalayas. Nathang is covered with snow during winters and the very chilled the whole day.
After breakfast leave for a memorable journey to Rongpokhola covering sightseeing Zig-Zag Road. After reaching have lunch at the riverside and enjoy the music of the Rongpo River. .
Rongpokhola is a tiny village in East Sikkim which is at an elevation of 3,000 feet, the village is situated on the banks of the Rangpo River surrounded by lush green forest & stunning hills. You can also indulge in bathing and fishing in the crystal clear Rongpo River. At night you can enjoy the Barbeque and campfire beside the river and you can have dinner there.
Early morning, enjoy breakfast on the river belt with nature. After Breakfast Proceed towards NJP/IXB from Rongpokhola with a sweet memory of the silk route tour.
There are 33 trains from Kolkata to NJP. Most of the trains are scheduled from Sealdah(SDAH) station. Rest of the trains from Howrah Station (HWH) & Kolkata Station (KOAA).
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Those who wants to explore the unexplored part of valiant Himalaya, Old Silk Route Tour Holiday packages is the sampling option for this magnificent curiousness. Witnessing the ancient part of East Sikkim with enormous British architecture which is known as 95 Turns Road at ‘Zuluk’. More than hundred off beat destinations are developed to enjoy the nature in top of the hill. Most of the tourists are coming to enjoy at lap of Himalayas only for Mighty Mountain Kanchenjungha . Looking for its greeneries & ultimate fresh nature which is incomparable.
Silk Route Tour Snowfall Time is from mid of December to March first week. So, most of the bengali tourists are making old silk route plan in this period. Temperature in this season stays between -5 degrees Celsius to 7 degrees.
During August and September, Zuluk is drenched is a riot of colours of wild flowers. The whole region is covered in various wild flowers. From January to April Zuluk is covered in snow. The rainy season of May to July is usually foggy but the rest of the year it has nice sparkling weather.
1. Do not expect modern facilities out there as this is an economically poor village and people out there are providing Homestay for last few years only. Rooms are standard type, running water, commode in bath room but no TV and Geyser. Hot water will be provided on demand.
2. If you have kids(below 3 years) may be someone having breathing issue we would recommend you not to stay at Gnathang Vally but stay in Zuluk and on the way to Kupup visit Gnathang and move. Alternatively you carry a portable Oxygen cylinder and Oxygen meter as well. In case any serious emergency you will get Indian Army help at most 1.5 Hrs driving interval and they are really supportive.
3. On the way to Gnathang, Kupup , Elephanta, etc. carry chocolate, hot coffee, Popcorn, Ginger cubes etc and some doctor prescribed medicine if any
4. Take good woolen cloths. When we were there at this rout at 9 am in the morning in the first week of Oct 2016 temperature was 3 to 4 degree at Gnathang.
5. Where ever you find Pine forest be sure of leech(jok). So, Walk carefully .
6. Do not think too much just take precautions and enjoy your holiday.
|Lamahatta||Zuluk||93 Kms||4 Hrs via NH10|
|Lataguri||Zuluk||160 Kms||5.30 Hrs via NH10|
|Phuentsholing||Zuluk||240 Kms||7 Hrs via NH17|
|Darjeeling||Zuluk||114 Kms||Via Rishi Road|
|Kalimpong||Zuluk||90 Kms||Via NH10|
|Gangtok||Zuluk||92 Kms||Via NH10|
|Siliguri||Zuluk||130 Kms||5 Hrs via NH10|
|Kolkata||Zuluk||715 Kms||18.30 Hrs via NH12|
|Guwahati||Zuluk||550 Kms||13.20 Hrs via NH27|
Most interesting & heart warming tourist activiities is River Rafting at Melli. Amazing things to enjoy at Old Silk Route Tour. This rafting point is located at 56 Km from NJP. It will take almost 2 vehicle Hours.
Introducing most thrilling North-Bengal & Old Silk Route Tourism activities. Being an adventure hunter you must try Paragliding at Delo-Kalimpong. Nearby famouns village SilleryGaon. 40 minutes vehicle distance from Ramdhura-Sillergaon-Ecchegaon-Reshikhola. Enjoy the beauty of North-Bengal on bird’s eye.
In Old Silk Route you can enjoy the boating at Aritar Lake. This greenish lake is located at more than 5000m altitude. This is the only lake in East Sikkim (Silk Route) has the boating facility.
Enjoy the Ropeway Ride or Cable Car Ride at Tsomgo Lake (East Sikkim). Till now this is the highest ropeway ride in entire North Eastern region – located at 14,500 feet. Ropeway of Old Silk Route is much much higher than Gangtok-Darjeeling cable car height.
Amazing tourist activity, specially for honeymoon couple. Lots of people are taking the picture infront of YAK. Eagerly mentioned that these are the SNOW-YAK.
Popular homestays in Silk Route are –
SilleryGaon (6000 feet) – Mountain View Village Resort, Renu Homestay, Banalata Homestay, Heaven Valley.
Mankhim (6500 feet) – Heaven Valley
Aritar (5000 feet) – PAHUNA, Silk Route Station, Silk Route Eco Stay. Lampokhri Village Resort, Orange Court Resort.
Zuluk ( 9400 feet) – Snow Lion (Deluxe Homestay at Zuluk), Hidden Paradise, YANCHEN, Mama Zuluk.
Gnathang ( 14,000) feet – Gnathang Residency, Lhamu Homestay, Sunset Homestay.
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