Old Silk Route Sikkim Tour
The old Silk Route is an ancient hilly-road that went through Lhasa in Tibet via the Jelep La Pass to India. A part of this territory is now in East Sikkim and West Bengal. The old Silk route is the rare confluence of natural beauty and history of human civilization.
This Old Route Sikkim trip starts from Sillery Gaon, which is a small village near Pedong in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 6,000 fts, this place provides an immaculate view of the Khangchendzonga and its mountain ranges.
While here, you can go to Tinchuley view point which is a steep uphill hike and voila; you have a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga from this point. You can even see Nathula and Jelep La pass from up here. Damsang fort is an old ruined fort where you can hike to and it serves as a great place for bird watching during summer and spring months. From Ramitey view point, you can easily spot the 14 bends of the Teesta River and also see the confluence point of Reshi and Teesta river.
Located at the edge of the Himalayas, Aritar is a town which is located in the Eastern part of Sikkim. It's an offbeat destination in Sikkim, but it has some hidden gems such as Aritar Lake, Lampokhari lake and Aritar Gompa. The journey to the “old silk route” starts from Aritar.
Zuluk is a small village located at an altitude of 10,000 fts in the Eastern Sikkim district flanked by the Lesser Himalayas. It is one of the most offbeat and upcoming tourist destinations in the state of Sikkim. There are 32 hair pins, famously known as the zigzag road of Sikkim. There are several viewpoints from where you can see the entire Sikkim Silk Route.
On the way from Zuluk to Gangtok, visit Thambi View Point, Lungthong, Kalipokhri Lake, Old Baba Mandir, Nathang Valley, Menmecho Lake, Elephant Lake or Hati Lake, Kupup, Jelep-la.
Changu/Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district around 40kms from the capital Gangtok. It is one of the highest glacial lakes in the world with a height of almost 3,753 mts. This lake remains frozen for almost throughout the year. You can enjoy a Yak ride while here and there is also a Shiva Temple which is located here which is considered sacred by the locals. You can also try out a local cable car ride here which will offer you a panoramic view of the lake and surroundings from a vantage point.
“Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir” is a temple made to honour Late Indian Soldier Harbhajan Singh. He was martyred in 1968 near Nathula, which is near Eastern Sikkim. There are many legends about him, some of which state that his soul protects the Indian army contingent near the place and warns them about impending danger. There is a holy shrine which draws many people and people get their wishes granted here.
1st Day: Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) – Sillery Gaon
2nd Day: Sillery Gaon
3rd Day: Sillery Gaon to Aritar
4th Day: Aritar to Zuluk
5th Day: Zuluk to Gangtok
6th Day: Gangtok to Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Bagdogra Airport to Bagdogra Airport:
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Itinerary (Bagdogra Airport to Bagdogra Airport)
1st Day : Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) – Sillery Gaon
After arrival at IXB/NJP meet our representative and transfer to Sillery Gaon. The distance between Siliguri to Sillery Gaon is 98 kms and it takes about 4.5 hours.
Sillery Gaon, situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. above the sea level is a small and beautiful village perched in the Himalaya. Sillery Gaon is only 04 km from Pedong and 33 km from Kalimpong. It is a magical place to spend the time in leisure.
Overnight in Sillery Gaon
2nd Day : Sillery Gaon
Day free for relax and enjoy the beauty of the mighty Kanchenjunga. The changing colours of magical Kanchenjunga is simply mesmerizing.
Tinchuley view point, Ramitey and Damsang Fort are worth visiting.
Overnight in Sillery Gaon
3rd Day : Sillery Gaon to Aritar
After breakfast transfer to Aritar. The distance between Sillery Gaon to Aritar is 51 Km. Afternoon free in Aritar or visit some beautiful places in Aritar which can be worth visiting.
Lampokhri, Aritar Monastery, Dak Bungalow, Parbateswar Shivalaya Mandir, Mankhim, Changey Water Falls, Helipad etc can be visited in Aritar and surroundings.
Overnight in Aritar.
4th Day : Aritar to Zuluk
Morning after breakfast proceed to Zuluk. Before that all the permit proceedings have to be finished.
The distance between Aritar to Dzuluk is 42 kms and time takenis 2 hours. Zuluk or Duluk is situated at an altitude of 10,000 ft of sea level and has a primitive charm, it is an abode of peace.
Zuluk perched on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim is a hamlet close to Indo-China border, located on the famous Old-Silk-Route. Zuluk is a relatively new offbeat destination of Sikkim . On the way to Dzuluk some places like Rongli, Lingtam and Padamchen are worth visit. Evening free for individual activity and leisure.
Overnight in Zuluk.
5th Day : Zuluk to Gangtok
Very early morning visit Sunrise point, called Ganek in Zuluk.
After breakfast proceed to Gangtok. The distance between Dzuluk to Gangtok is 161 kms and it takes about 5 hours. On the way visit Thambi View Point, Lungthang, Kalipokhri Lake, Old Baba Mandir, Nathang Valley, Tukla Valley, Menmecho Lake, elephant Lake or Hati Lake, Kupup, Jelep-la, New Baba Mandir, Tsongo Lake or Changu Lake.
Overnight in Gangtok.
6th Day : Gangtok to Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
After breakfast departure for Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.
Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes
Meal Plan: CP Plan (Breakfast Only) & All Meals in Silk Route
A vehicle as per Itinerary (Wegon-R / Innova / Xylo / Sumo)
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Train or Airfare
Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
Any Extra Meals.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.
Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep safari or anything else.
Room Heater Charges.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
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