Meet & greet on arrival at NJP / IXB and drive for 4 HRS to Sillery,a god gifted Jem in Darjeeling hill overlooking 180 degrees Mt Kanchenjunga from your cottage.You can also do a soft trek to near by Pine Forest Village.Enjoy the breathtaking Sunset on Mt Kanchenjunga from your room. This place is the primary attraction for Silk Route Package Tour.
Overnight in Sillery Gaon.
After breakfast starts for Mankhim,just beside of Lampokhri Lake.This lake is the highest lake with boating facility in Sikkim. Enjoy the
boating in the Post Lunch session. Enroute Sightseeing to Mankhim Temple, Mankhim View Point, Aritar Monastery and Aritar Dakbunglow.
Overnight in Mankhim.
After breakfast, start the journey from Mankhim towards Zuluk via Lingtum , Padamchen , Kheukhela falls , Enjoy the Sunset from Zuluk.Most of the silk route tour operators are focusing on this Dzuluk area.
Overnight in Zuluk.
After Breakfast, start for seightseeing covering Nathang valley, Kalapokhri, Laxman Chawk, Mamecho Lake view point , old baba mandir, Lungthung,Thambi View point , 95 Zig Zag Roads and finally reach to Upper Zuluk . and enjoy the serenity and beauty of Zuluk , the hidden paradise on earth . On evening finally reach at Gangtok.
Overnight in Gangtok.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. towards Lachen via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful locations like
Tashi View Point – Tashi View Point, built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramis view of Mt Khang-chen- Dzonga
Kabi Lungstok – Also known as the Thimphu Chorten, The Memorial Chorten (a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan).Kabi Lungstok, a historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is the where a treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung- Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum- Sar was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls – Seven Sister Waterfalls, The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages. To facilitate the tourists to savour the pristine beauty and to be with nature, Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.Naga Waterfalls, the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung- Chu at Chungthang .Mostly perennial in nature, waterfalls are aplenty in this region, Bhim Nala & the Twin Waterfalls are two others one comes across en route to North Sikkim. And the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around evening.
Overnight in Lachen.
Gurudongmar Lake – one of the most sacred lakes believed by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake remains milky in colour throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing source of water.The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the ‘blessed’ water in bottles.
Overnight in Lachung..
After breakfast, excursion to Yumthang Valley, the valley full of Snow in winter and Rhododendron during the month of May (11800ft/1.5Hrs), is the main attraction around. You can also visit Zero Point ( At extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition ) .Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary Spread over 43 sq km through which flows the Yumthang river,it adjoins Lachung and Yumthang. The Sanctuary which is known for its abundance of Rhododendron shrubs and trees is rich in ground flora and other vegetation as well.
Over night in Gangtok.
Check out from Gangtok and drive to Pelling via
Temi Tea Garden sprawling on a natural hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill is the only tea garden in Sikkim.Temi tea is ranked among the finest in international markets. Route you will cross Ravangla, a small township at the base of Maenam Hills and a popular tourist destination. On arrival check in at Hotel. Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Pelling.
In the morning visit to
Rimbi Waterfalls, About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank which falls on the way to Khecheopalri and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river, water falls.
Sewaro Rock Garden, developed by the tourism department of Sikkim, richly maintained with rocks, gardens, pools, zigzag foot paths and interesting recreation amenities like swimming yard, viewpoints and cafeteria.
Khecheopalri Lake the holy lake surrounded by dense forests is held sacred by Hindus and Buddhists alike.
Kanchenjunga Water Falls, an hour-long drive from Pelling, is a must see natural beauty.
After lunch go for visits to
Pemayangtse Monastery, constructed in 17th century, this headquarters of the Nyingma sect nestles on an altitude of 2085 mtrs and is surrounded by snow-clad mountains.
Rabdentse Ruins, located near the Pemayangtse Monastery, this was the second capital of the Sikkim Royalty after Yuksom. The ruins of the city commands a panoramic view of Khangchendzonga and the valley.
Overnight stay in Pelling.
After breakfast, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.
Old Silk Route also known as the Silk Road, the wondrous Old Silk Route is located in East Sikkim and is considered to be an integral part of the ancient nexus of trade routes that connected India to China. This famous archaic route passes through Lhasa, Nathu La, Jeep La Pass and ultimately to the port of Tamluk, which is presently located in West Bengal, from there the route is through the sea until the land is reached. Discovered by traders in the early first century AD, the Silk Route Tour has become popular as a tourist prime travel program in recent times.
From Gangtok via Ranipool – 92 km, about 4 hours
From NJP / Bagdogra – 140 km about 5.30 hours
From Kalimpong – 95 km, about 4 hours
From Pelling – 150 km, about 7 hours
From Darjeeling – 140 km, about 5 hours
Although Sikkim Silk Route is so near to Indo-Chaina (Nathu-la) border. However Foreign national & Overseas citizenship are not allowed to travel in Permit or Restricted area like Zuluk, Gnathang , Nathula Pass. These kind of tourists can travel no permit zone like Sillery Gaon, Reshikhola, Gangtok.
Best time to enjoy Old Silk Route Tour is April to June. At this time you can enjoy the natural tourist sentiment of entire East Sikkim. For enjoying the snow fall at Zuluk-Gnathang please visit in November or end of March .
It is essential to keep in mind that when you are planning for Old silk route tour, do not except to visit all the places through Sikkim Silk Route in short trip like 2 Night 3 Days. As these parts of Sikkim is very tough and belonging in remote or countryside portion. If you continuously travel without resting, you will get sick. please make an extended tour program of minimum 4 Nights 5 Days Silk Route Tour Plan.
We belief that Sikkim is very beautiful in all seasons. However October month is considered as a post-monsoon time. But in this month has a high probability of snow falling in Zuluk as well as rest of the Old Silk Route part like Gnathang, Nathula Pass.
Old Silk Route Tour is quite safe to travel with your family. Whether, this place is a perfect resemble of ECO TOURISM SPOT. Local people are very much familiar & friendly with inbound & outbound tourist.
Based on Woman Safety & not doing any unlawful activities ,Sikkim-Gangtok is considered as a most safest city in North-East India. However, Sikkim Silk Route Trip is a perfect hill station choice for solo trip.
Although North-Sikkim is so near to Indo-Chaina border. Except Gurudongmar Lake & Yumthang Valley you can cover Zero Point, Mount Katao & Kala Patthar with additional cost.
You need to apply special ILP(Inner Line Permit)& RAP (Restricted Area Permit) from sikkim tourism registered travel agency. For both visitors please carry your passport with valid Indian VISA
Best time to visit North Sikkim is April to June. At this time you can enjoy the natural tourist sentiment of North Sikkim Tourism. For enjoying the snow fall at Gurudongmar Lake please visit in November.
It is essential to keep in mind that when you are planning for North-Sikkim, do not except to visit all the places of North Sikkim Tour in short trip like 2 Night 3 Days. As these parts of Sikkim is very rough and belonging in High -Altitude. If you continuously travel without resting, you will get sick. please make an extended tour program of minimum Gangtok Lachen Lachung 5 day Itinerary.
We belief that Sikkim is very beautiful in all seasons. However October month is considered as a post-monsoon time. But in this month has a high probability of snow falling in Gurudongmar Lake as well as rest of the North Sikkim part like Zero Point, Yumthang valley.
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