ZULUK SILK ROUTE 5N 6D PACKAGE
Day 01: NJP – Sillerygaon (New Darjeeling)
Pickup at NJP early in the morning and transfer to Sillerygaon, a distance covered in about 3.5 to 4 hrs.
Situated at an altitude of 6,000 ft, Sillerygaon is a village of not more than 24 families and that too in the middle of a forest. This place is being proclaimed as the New Darjeeling because of its beautiful view of the Kanchendzonga. Its serene atmosphere is an invitation to run away from the hum and din of the city.
Rest of the day is to soak in the beauty of Sillerygaon. Visit the Ramitay view point, Tinchuley view point, Silent Valley and the Damsang Fort ruins. All these places can be hiked/trekked through dense pine forests and no vehicle is required to visit these places.
Ramitay view point offers the longest view of River Teesta with approximately 14 turns. Thereafter you can trek to Damsang Fort as well as the Silent valley.
Rest of the day at leisure at Sillerygaon.
Breakfast (No) Lunch (Yes) Dinner (Yes)
Day 02: Sillerygaon to Aritar.
After breakfast start your journey for the last leg of your Silk Route trail to Aritar. Reach Aritar, in about 2.5 to 3 hrs. Rest of the day is at leisure at Aritar.
You can enjoy paddle boating (Optional and Own Cost) in the placid waters of the lake and do a Parikrama of this Holy Lake.
Alternately, you can walk up to the Chandaney Falls or to the Mankhim Temple and enjoy the view of the Kanchendzonga as well as the Lampokhari Lake from there. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes at Aritar) Dinner (Yes)
Day 03: Aritar – Zuluk
After breakfast, leave for Dzuluk/Zuluk.
Stop at Rongli for Restricted Area Permit. On the way, pass through Lingtam, see the Kuekhola Falls, cross Padamchen and reach Zuluk.
At Zuluk, if you so desire, you can visit the Shivalaya Baba Mandir (No vehicle required). Enjoy the sunset at Zuluk from Balasiur sunset point (Walkable distance, no vehicle) Overnight at Padamchen/Zuluk.
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes upon arrival at Padamchen/Zuluk) Dinner (Yes)
Day 04: Zuluk To Kupup and Gnathang Valley and overnight at Gnathang Valley/Zuluk.
Sunrise viewing activity (Only if weather is expected to be clear):
Start at 3:30 - 4:00 a.m and leave for Sunrise from the Ganek View point/Lungthung.
Enjoy the view of the Kanchendzonga change its hue from Golden to silver and thereafter view the Sun rise over the Bhutan hills. A unique Sunrise view comparable to the best Sunrise anywhere in India.
Note: Sunrise Cost is not included in the package and is extra payable on the spot, only if the sunrise trip is availed.
If you go for the Sunrise View, after sunrise, return to Zuluk and then, after breakfast at Zuluk, follow the Silk Route Trail.
Enjoy the beauty of the Zig Zag Road, Thambi View point, Bhulbhulaiya, Lungthung, Laxmi Chowk, Tukla Kalapokhari, Tukla Baba Mandir, Tukla valley, Jelepla Pass View Point (Distant View) and reach Kupup.
At Kupup, don’t miss the Hathi Pokhari Lake, also called the Elephant Lake or the Kupup Lake. You may also indulge in window shopping at the shops at Kupup or buy some Chinese stuff at the small shops at Kupup, selling Chinese products and woollens. Do not forget to taste steaming Momos and tea at Kupup.
At Kupup, also see the World’s highest Golf course, the Yak Golf Course at 13025 ft (Guinness Book of World Records acclaimed), the Ice Hockey ground and the young Husband’s Track. Thereafter move on to Gnathang valley.
Gnathang Valley or Nathang Valley is popularly called the “The Ladakh of East India”. Situated at an altitude of 13,500 ft. above the sea level, Gnathang Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on the Old-Silk-Route sector.
Surrounded by snow capped hills and mountain landscape Gnathang Valley offers an astounding view of Mt. Khanchendzongha.
Mt. Kanchenjunga seems to be at a stone’s throw behind Nathang Valley. Viewing the majestic beauty of the Himalayas during sunrise from Gnathang Valley is a life-long memorable experience. Chinese Watch Towers are clearly visible from Nathang valley with the naked eyes.
Visit the Krishna Temple, The Gnathang monastery as well as the British Cemetry at Gnathang Valley.
Return to Zuluk or if you intend to stay at Gnathang, you can stay there. Spend the rest of the day at leisure
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes, upon arrival at Gnathang Valley/Return to Zuluk) Dinner (Yes)
Day 05: Gnathang to Pedong/Rishi Khola
After breakfast, transfer to Pedong or Rishi Khola, a distance covered in about 3.5 to 4 hrs.
If you are staying at Reshikhola, walk across the bamboo bridge to reach your cottage. Enjoy this lovely picnic spot on the bank of the Reshikhola.
Walk up the Parvateshwar Shivalaya Mandir (visible from the cottage on top of a small cliff and involves climbing about 200 stairs). Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy your stay by the river Reshi.
A note about Reshikhola:
The vehicle taking you to Reshikhola would drop you on the Road above (Access area to Reshikhola). Tourists have to walk/trek down about 500 - 600 metres to reach the home stays at Reshikhola as they are all located on the banks of the river Reshi.
People with knee problems or Senior citizens may have some problems going down or coming up.
You are advised to assess your own ability to go down before opting for a stay at Reshikhola. Change of destination cannot be accommodated once booking is confirmed.
Breakfast (No) Lunch (Yes) Dinner (Yes)
Day 06: Pedong/ Rishi Khola to NJP
Check out from the resort and drive to NJP station / IXB airport to catch your Train / Flight for onward journey. Tour ends with Sweet memories.
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (No) Dinner (No)