The Silk Route in the State of Sikkim is an ancient trade root which is derived from Lhasa. Its exquisite scenic beauty and comfortable climate have made the place a hot-favorite destination among a plethora of travelers coming from different corners of the world.
The Old Silk Route in Sikkim is an offshoot of the ancient and historic Silk Road, which was once a large network of trade avenues. This road had been part and parcel of a cultural amalgamation that encompassed various regions of Asia and connected the East and West of India, China, and Pakistan across the Mediterranean Sea. The part, which passes through Sikkim, connects China and India via the Lhasa, Nathu La, and Jelep La Pass and reaches Tamralipta (now Tamluk) in West Bengal. From here, this road connects to the sea in the east. It is believed that this road chanced upon traders in the First Century AD itself! The road extends to more than 6,500 kilometres and was once used for excessive trade of gold, copper, cotton, sugar, salt, tea, and horses. Did you know this is the first information superhighway in the world? The next time you make a Silk Route Sikkim tour plan don’t forget to relish the beauty of the roads that have been witness to perhaps over millions of trade deals. Today, the traders have bidden adieu. But, the snow-clad, rhododendron-filled path still welcomes you. We bet it would be an experience of a lifetime.
Fascinating views of Himalayas including Mount Kanchenjunga snow peaks, numerous mountain streams many of which eventually merge with river Teesta and river Rangeet, lovely river valleys and meadows, several high altitude lakes & hot springs, and even high altitude passes that connect the state with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
Meet & greet on arrival at NJP and drive for 5 hrs to Gangtok, after breakfast own sightseeing either lesiure time expend.
N/Stay in Gangtok.
After Breakfast we will start for Gangtok to Nathang via
Changu lake:Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres from the capital Gangtok
Baba mandir: Baba Mandir is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. This “mandir” or shrine is dedicated to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, who was a soldier of the Indian Army. He died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India
Nathula pass: Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road
Tukla valley: When you travel farther the New Baba Mandir from the Adi Baba Mandir, you will see a beautiful snow-covered valley, named Tukla Valley. Situated at an elevation of 12,500 km, can be a risky adventure for the faint-hearted.
Kalapokhri: The most beautiful tourist spot in Kalapokhri village is the Kalapokhri Lake from where the village gets its name. It is frequented by tourists, who visit the lake to eye the black waters
N/stay in Nathang.
After breakfast nathang to Zuluk via Rongli Dam
Lingtam: Lingtam or Lingtum is the first village with a check post after Rongli on this route. It is a very peaceful small village with a sparkling weather guarded by a small river called Bakhuter Khola. Located at an altitude of around 5000 feet above sea level, Lingtum has two monasteries and is surrounded by hills on all sides.
Phadamchen: Phadamchen is a small mountain village located in east Sikkim. This tiny village is one of the best place to be acclimatized before taking uphill towards high-altitude Nathang Valley
and finally reach
Zuluk: Dzuluk or Zuluk or Jhuluk or Jaluk is a small hamlet located at a height of around 10,000 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim of the Indian state Sikkim
N/Stay in Zuluk.
After breakfast start for
Aritar: Aritar is a region in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim under Rongli Sub-Division. It is known for its natural and landscaped beauty
just beside of
Lampokhari: This lake is popular for boating, hence, you can paddle around the boot shaped lake and enjoy every moment being one with nature. You can also hike up the pathway towards Mankhim and get a spellbinding view of the valleys and lake. You can also visit the Mankhim temple that is positioned right beside the lake.
Aritar Gumpa: Aritar Gumpa, popularly knowns as Ari Gumpa is nestled on the edge of the Himalayas, offers as a vantage point for the panoramic view of the lush green mountains, winding roads amidst rich vegetation and slow-moving green algae water of Lampokhri Lake
Mankhim View Point: The Mankhim Temple is an off beat tourist destination in Sikkim which is slowly gaining popularity among the tourists because of its great historical as well as religious significance. It is situated at the top of the hill near Hattipailay Village, belongs to Khambu or Rai
Aritar Monastery and Aritar Dakbunglow.
N/Stay in Aritar.
After Breakfast, start for NJP from Aritar with sweet silk route memory.
Great and fantastic tour, everyone should explore this place once in their life.