ZULUK SILK ROUTE 7N 8D Package
Day 01: NJP – Sillerygaon
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 32 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.
Breakfast (No) Lunch (Yes) Dinner (Yes)
Day 02 : 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. Enjoy Bar-B-Q in the evening (Optional and own cost)
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes) Dinner (Yes)
Day 03: Sillerygaon to Aritar.
After breakfast start your journey for the next 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 04: 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 Zuluk/Padamchen.
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes upon arrival at Zuluk) Dinner (Yes)
Day 05: 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. This is 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. The cost of Sunrise is Rs.1500 for the entire vehicle.
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 simmering hot 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 Cemetery 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/Return to Zuluk) Dinner (Yes)
Day 06: Gnathang to Pedong/Reshikhola
After breakfast, transfer to Pedong or Reshikhola, 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.
Day 07: Pedong/ Reshikhola to Kalimpong/Dello/Ichhegaon
After breakfast, check out from the resort and drive to Dello/Kalimpong.
Situated at an altitude of 5555ft, Delo is best known for a Nature park offering lovely view of the Mt. Kanchendzonga as well as the winding River Teesta, all in a single photo frame.
It is just 6 kms from the main town Kalimpong and is an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Laze around the well maintained garden, enjoy pony rides and visit the cactus garden and the Zong Doong Palri Fo-Brang Monastery. If interested, you may also go shopping at Kalimpong. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast (Yes) Lunch (Yes) Dinner (Yes)
Day 08: Delo/Kalimpong/icchegaon 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)