The 4 Nights/ 5 Days Sikkim Silk Route Tour is an excellent option for those who want to experience this remote part of Sikkim completely. The Old Silk Route which passes through East Sikkim is a part of the ancient network of trade routes which connected China to India. Gnathang Valley is the most scenic destination in the whole of Old Silk Route and you get a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga at the sunrise points of Lungthung and Eagles Nest Bunker which is nearby. Lose yourself to the winding roads of Sikkim, including a 32 hair pin Zuluk zigzag road, and find yourself embraced by nature and all it’s beauty in this mesmerizing Sikkim Silk Route Tour.
Bagdogra, Aritar, Gnathang, Zuluk Loops, East Sikkim, Gangtok
Day 1- Bagdogra/NJP To Aritar. Arrive into Aritar, East Sikkim by late evening after your pick up from the airport/train station. Driving time approx.4 hours. Meal Plan: Dinner at the property.|
Day 2- Aritar To Gnathang Via Zuluk Loops. Post breakfast, we leave for Gnathang valley via Dzuluk. The route made famous by the winding roads of ‘Dzuluk’, also knowns as ‘The Silk Route’ used for trade between the erstwhile Kingdom of Sikkim and Tibet. There are approx. 32 loops in this zig-zag path. On the way, we also stop over at the Thambi view point. At an altitude of 10,500 ft this view point is ideal place to watch panoramic view of zig-zag Zuluk loop with Zuluk village. Kanchenjungha is also much prominent from here. Driving time: 2.5 hrs Meal Plan: Breakfast at Aritar. Lunch and dinner at Gnathang.|
Day 3- Gnathang To Gangtok Via Tsangu Lake. Early morning sunrise trip to Eagle’s Nest Bunker or Lungthung. Popular as ‘Dhupidara,’ the village of Lungthung rests at an altitude of 12,500 feet on a hilltop overseeing the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. ‘Beautiful’ would be an inappropriate adjective. The sunrises here are majestic. Guests need to wake up early though. Return to Gnathang for breakfast. After breakfast, we leave for Gangtok. On the way sightseeing at Baba Mandir, Kupup Lake and Tsangu Lake. If guests would like, they can visit Nathula pass too (Rs 3000 extra). Driving time approx..4.5 hrs. Meal Plan: Breakfast in Gnathang|
Day 4- Gangtok Local Sightseeing. This is a day excursion of most popular sights in an around Gangtok. Highlights: • Local cottage industries • Deorali Dro-Drul Chorten • Deorali ropeway • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology • Orchid exhibition center • Bakthang waterfalls Meal Plan: Breakfast at the property|
Day 5- Gangtok To NJP/Bagdogra. Post breakfast, we leave from Gangtok to the plains of Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra. Driving time approx.4.5 hrs. Meal plan : Breakfast at the property.
Transportation on AC Toyota Innova/Mahindra Xylo Meals as specified in the itineraries (Veg/Non Veg preferences to be specified while booking) All parking fees and entry fees included. Permit Fees included. GST @5% is not included in the cost.