Zuluk Silk Route Tour

Duration : 8 Days & 7 Nights
Location : East Sikkim
Catagory : Couple and Family Package

Itinerary

Day 1 : Pick up at Bagdogra Airport/N.J.P drive to Zuluk/Lungthang, 5- 6 hours. 151 km. Halt in Home Stay.

Day 2 : Zuluk drive to Gangtok via Lungtu, Kupup, Babamandir, Tsongo arrive at Gangtok. 6 hours. Zuluk is situated at a height of 10,000 feet in a rugged mountainous region of Sikkim at a distance of 151 kms from the nearest airport, NJP. It has a rich vegetation and numerous species of birds. Couple of home stay facilities are available but the sceneries through the passage of vegetation is stunning. Enroute to Tsongo Lake, Kanchendzong range is seen in its majestic.

Day 3 : Whole day sight seeing of Gangtok-visit Institute of Handloom & handicraft- tour around the museum, sale centre of Sikkimese Handicraft further drive to Flower show Centre which houses varieties of flowers and other ornamental plants. Visit Tashi View Point -avail good view of Mount Kanchendzonga -third highest peak in the world also seen are the sister peaks in the range. Ganesh Tok a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh provides good view of Mountain Range and Gangtok town as well. Banjhakri falls where shamanist statues are in its art form. Pal Zurmang Kagyud Monastery in Lingdum has a beautiful Buddhist design. Chorten stupa , Institute of Tibetology educates hundreds of monks, centre too has a museum to show case sikkimese art and culture. Near by take a ride on a Ropeway which provides good view of canyon with river running through. , located 24 km off Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery built in the year 1959 is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim. Evening rest.

Day 4 : Day trip to Tsomgo- Drive to Tsomgo lake,has different charm as the lake is situated at 12,400 feet where as Gangtok is at 5,500 feet. Change of vegetation altitudinal varieties is a must to observe. Lake is regarded as sacred as the meaning itself speaks of the head of the lake. Through a winding road with rhodendron bushes and shrubs and specially during the winter season-carpeted by snow, arrive at Nathula after 14 kms. Nathula (14600 feet) is Indi-Chinese picket and only pass to cross over to Tibet. 3 kms of drive through a beautiful landscape, arrive at Babamandir (13000 feet), Baba Harbhajan Sahib Mandir is a wishfull temple, people offer prayers and seek fulfillment of wishes. Later return to Gangtok. Nathula is confirmation is on the availability of permit.

Day 5 : Gangtok drive to Lachen, 128kms, 6 hours drive , Lachen: 8838 feet. Enroute visit Seven sister falls and stop over at Singhik Kanchendzong View Point . Lachen a tribal village in one of the remotest place of Sikkim. Snow clad peaks overlook the village. Lachen experiences heavy snow fall during winter and it is the gateway to Gurudogmar Lake (17,300 feet, Chopta Valley).

Day 6 : Lachen drive to Thangu for about 19 kms, 3km off the road visit Chopta Valley which provides a good view of serpentine river at the backdrop snow clad mountain peaks. Further drive to Gurudogmar Lake: 17,300 feet high 33 kms, one way. Lake is bluish in colour, at the backdrop mountain peaks covered pop out in a majestic scale. It is heaven on earth. later return to lachen, lunch further drive to Lachung for 2 hours, 54kms.

Day 7 : Early morning drive to Yumthang (11880 feet), valley covered with snow clad mountain with large number of species of Rhododendrons and varieties of Primula Flowers. They bloom during spring and the summer. Further drive to Yumesamdong (15000 feet) or locally known as zero point for 26 kms. Yumesamdong is optional tour, if you visit you have to pay to the driver, Rs.2500/- Drive through a hilly-winding road arrive at Yumesamdong where there is a hot spring and the mountains are crystal clear. In most of the time Yumesamdong has snow in abundance. Later return to Lachung further drive to Gangtok.

Day 8 : Gagntok Drive to Bagdogra Airport /NJP Railway station, 5 hours. Zuluk is not opened for foreigners.

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