Old Silk Route Sikkim

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General Information About Old Silk Route Sikkim

The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea.

While the term is of modern coinage, the Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk (and horses) carried out along its length.

Itinerary

Day 1
Activities and itinerary for Day 1

Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) – Sillery Gaon

After arrival at IXB/NJP meets our representative and transfer to Sillery Gaon. The distance between Siliguri to Sillery Gaon is 98 kms and it takes about 4.50 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

Day 2
Activities and itinerary for Day 2

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

Day 3
Activities and itinerary for Day 3

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.

Day 4
Activities and itinerary for Day 4

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 Dzuluk.

Day 5
Activities and itinerary for Day 5

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.

Day 6
Activities and itinerary for Day 6

Gangtok to Bagdogra (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

After breakfast departure for Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Tour End