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MESMERIZING NORTH SIKKIM WITH SILK ROUTE TOUR PACKAGE DURATION : 8 Nights | 9 Days
Destination Covered in Silk Route with North Sikkim Tour Package : Gangtok 3N | Lachen 1N | Lachung 1N | Nathang 1N | Zuluk 1N | Rongpokhola 1N
Pickup & Drop : Siliguri Station | New Jalpaiguri Station
Altitude of Gangtok : 1,650 m [27.3314° N, 88.6138° E]
Altitude of Lachen : 2,600 m [27.7167° N, 88.5577° E]
Altitude of Gurudongmar Lake : 5,154 m [28.0258° N, 88.7097° E]
Altitude of Lachung : 2,700 m [27.6891° N, 88.7430° E]
Altitude of Yumthang Valley : 3,700 m [27.8268° N, 88.6958° E]
Altitude of Aritar : 1,498 m [27.1879° N, 88.6748° E]
Altitude of Zuluk : 2,865 m [27.2518° N, 88.7775° E]
Altitude of Rongpokhola : 3,000 ft [27.2215° N, 88.6892° E]
DAY WISE SILK ROUTE WITH NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PLAN
HOW TO BOOK 2023 SILK ROUTE WITH NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE?
This is a good question that How to book 2023 Silk Route with North Sikkim Tour Package. Travelling North Sikkim and Silk Route is very easy. Sikkim is well connected with major cities of India with Road and Air. The best option to travel Sikkim is from Bagdogra Airport which is located just 150km from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. Bagdogra [IXB] is an important airport situated in northern part of West Bengal. The airport daily operates approx 30 flights from different cities of India. Another important Airport is Pakyong Airport [PYG] of Sikkim. This airport is located just 31km from Gangtok at an elevation of 4646ft.
So, before booking any Lachen Lacung Package Tour or Silk Route Package you have to understand how to travel there? Now come to How to book North Sikkim Package Tour with Silk Route. For this you drop your queries to us – NatureWings Holidays. The Sikkim specialist from NatureWings will guide you with all tour itineraries, hotels, homestay, cars, sightseeing and meals, pickup & drop, covid safety procedure, dos & donts etc. After your suggestions and approval we will send you the payment details where you can book the Silk Route Package by paying a certain amount and the rest payment will be guided as per travelling date. Some payment you can make as Spot Payment also. So, it's very easy to book a Silk Route + North Sikkim Package from NatureWings.
SIKKIM SILK ROUTE TOUR MAP
DISTANCE BETWEEN PLACES FOR MESMERIZING NORTH SIKKIM WITH SILK ROUTE TOUR PACKAGE
|NJP ||Gangtok ||3 hr 54 min (118.1 km) via NH10 |
|Bagdogra ||Gangtok ||3 hr 50 min (122.2 km) via NH10|
|Gangtok ||Lachen ||4 hr 33 min (114.0 km) via Gangtok-Chungthang Rd|
|Lachen ||Gurudongmar Lake ||2 hr 30 min (65.9 km) via Gurudongmar Road|
|Lachen ||Lachung ||1 hr 44 min (46.9 km) via Lachen Rd|
|Lachung ||Yumthang Valley ||By Road - 1 hr 22 min (25 km)|
|Lachung ||Gangtok ||4 hr 10 min (109.2 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd|
|Gangtok ||Tsomgo Lake ||1 hr 29 min (44.1 km) via Jawaharlal Nehru Rd|
|Tsomgo Lake ||Baba Mandir ||Tsomgo Lake to baba mandir|
|Zuluk||Nathang||1 hr (23.2 km) via Dzuluk-Nathang Valley Part I Rd|
|Nathang||Rongpokhola||2 hr 47 min (61.0 km) via Rongli - Chujachen Rd|
|Rongpokhola||NJP||122 km via NH10|
WHAT IS THE ATTRACTIONS OF NORTH SIKKIM, LACHEN LACHUNG TOUR PACKAGE?
In this North Sikkim Tour you will visit some of the best attractions in North Sikkim like - Lachen, Chaten, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Thangu Valley, Mount Katao, Chungthang, Crow's Lake, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Mangan, Chopta Valley, Cholamu Lake, Green Lake Trek, Tosar Lake Trek, Singhik, Phensang Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Lungchok etc.
WHICH IS THE BEST TIME FOR SILK ROUTE + NORTH SIKKIM TOUR PACKAGE BOOKING?
Actually it does not matter whether it is your family holidays or honeymoon trip, Silk Route of East Sikkim is easily accessible throughout the year. According to NatureWings - The Best Silk Route Tour specialist, the best time to travel this amazing destination is between ends of May to November which is considered as summer in Silk Route. If you travel silk route between this periods, you can experience temperature between 8°C 15°C which is very pleasant and perfect to explore the various attractions of this ancient Silk Road with full blooms of Rhododendrons and primulas. It is the most breathtaking nature view one can have during this time in Silk Route.
Here to note that due to high altitude, places like Zuluk, Gnathang, Kupup, Lungthung, and Baba Mandir remains covered under thick snow more or less around the year. Among all this places, Zuluk is one of the main attractions during Silk Route Package Tour. Zuluk is a picturesque tinny village with ever smiling, simple, great hearted people. Zuluk's main identification is the Zig-Zag roads which can be seen as picture perfect from Thambi View Point. It is very famous among travelers for mesmerizing view of sunrise at dawn and dusk. The snow capped Mt. Kanchenjungha and wide ranges of sun kissed Himalayan Mountains make this place an unparallel beauty.
Due to its high altitude, Zuluk experience heavy snowfall during winter season and the temperature can drops down below freezing point (-10°). So, NatureWings will not suggest you for Silk Route Package Booking in Winter especially between ends of December to early February despite many travelers prefer to experience adverse environment for adventure.
|April to June||Summer||9°C to 15°C|
|July to September||Monsoon||8°C to 10°C|
|October to March||Winter||-10° C to 4° C|
TRAVEL TIPS FOR SILK ROUTE PACKAGE TOUR FROM NJP
- Do not expect modern facilities in your Rongpokhola Tour Package as most of the places are remote villages and away from modern cities and amenities. Guests can get general facilities like western commode, running water, hot meals (mostly egg curry and local vegetables), etc but no luxury meals, furniture, tv, internet connection, cable channel, geyser, mineral water on demand, etc.
- Staying in Nathang Valley is not recommended for children and elderly people. Situated at an altitude of 13,200 ft, Gnathang Valley or Nathang is very popular among Silk Route traveler and known as “Ladakh of the East India” due to its geographical similarities of Leh Ladakh. But on the other hand guests travelling Nathang Valley can experience dizziness, vomiting, headaches due to this extreme altitude and cold. Here to mention that night in Nathang is bitter cold and temperature can drop down to sub zero temperature. In that case NatureWings suggest elderly traveler to visit Nathang in daytime only and they must return to a lower altitude after spending some time there. If possible a portable oxygen cylinder can be carried with them for safety.
- Guests must carry original and photocopy of ID proof like voter card, driving license, passport along with at least 2 passport size color photograph. Birth certificate or school id must be carried for the children or minor.
- Guests must always carry enough dry fruits, nuts, chocolate and biscuits for emergency purposes as you don't know when adverse situation like landslide, road blocks, and heavy snow falls happens.
- Medicine for fever, cold, cough, headache, stomach upset, and paracetamol, ointment, band-aid, vaseline, boroline, volini sprey etc must be in the first aid box while traveling the old silk route.
- Good amount of woolen clothes, gloves, hats, wind-protective glass, must be taken as in some places sub-zero temperature may prevail.
- Guests must carry adequate cash in small denomination as in Old Silk Route as there are not ATM facilities after Rongli. So, before travelling high altitude, make sure you have enough cash with you. It is better to withdraw cash from NJP or Bagdogra as there are many ATM's. In high altitude sometime withdrawing cash may not be possible because of link failure and non-refilling of hard cash in ATMs.
- GST is applicable to the package cost.
- Bikers travelling to Silk Route need to carry valid documents for vehicles. If failed to produce valid paper, your Silk Route Tour adventure may land in trouble, so proper document of Bike is a strict compliance.
- During your Silk Route SilleryGaon Tour, NatureWings will not suggest you to consume liquor at high altitude. But if you are passionate to it, please carry your own brand with you as in high altitude, you may not find many options or your favorite brand.
- If you visit forest area in lower altitude like SilleryGaon, Ramdhura, Rongpokhola, be careful with leeches.
- Sikkim is a plastics free state. So please do not throw any plastic bags, bottles. You are requested to "PLEASE TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES AND LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS".
TRAVEL TIPS FOR NORTH SIKKIM TOUR WITH GANGTOK
- Zero Point is at a height of 15,000 feet above the ground level. So altitude sickness is a common problem for Yumesamdong or Zero Point Tour.
- Zero Point Tour is not advisable for traveller suffering from breathing difficulties.
- A valid Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required to visit Zero Point.
- PAP or Protected Area Permit can be obtained from Tourism Office in Gangtok / District Administrative Center at Mangan / Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s Office at Chungthang.
- Due to sub zero temperature adequate warm cloth is a must for Zero Point Tour.
- Travellers can rent pair of snow boots, gloves and overcoats at Zero Point with extra pay (Approx Rs.100)
- Please carry enough cash for Zero Point Tour as there is no ATM.
- Only Sikkim Government registered vehicles are allowed to travel Zero Point.
- The best time to travel Zero Point is between April to June.
- Zero point is not included in any North Sikkim Package Tour Itinerary. You pay driver extra cash and travel there.
- Zero Point is close to Chinese border with India, so tourists aren’t allowed beyond it.
DAY WISE PLAN FOR 8 NIGHTS 9 DAYS SILK ROUTE & NORTH SIKKIM TOUR
DAY 1 : BAGDOGRA/NJP TO GANGTOK [4 HR 15 MIN (122.2 KM)]
Meet & Greet on arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or NJP Station for your Sikkim Package Tour and drive straight to Gangtok (Altitude of Gangtok 1,650 m / 5550 Ft). The picturesque Teesta follows you all the way. On arrival Gangtok, check in to the hotel. You could stroll about the neighbourhood or shop at MG Marg in the evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 2 : GANGTOK TO LACHEN TRANSFER [4 HR 57 MIN (120.4 KM)]
After breakfast, you'll be picked up from the hotel at Gangtok at about 10 a.m. and drive for Lachen Tour via NH 31A. On the way stop and enjoy a few wonderful spots like :
Tashi View Point - Built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Kabi Longstok - 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 - 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, the Tourism Department of Sikkim has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria here.
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 North Sikkim Tour and the gorgeous Teesta follows you all the way.
Lunch will be served at Namok. You are likely to reach Lachen around the evening. Overnight at Hotel / Home Stay at Lachen.
DAY 3 : LACHEN TO GURUDONGMAR LAKE EXCURSION - TRANSFER TO LACHUNG
Early in the morning start for Gurudongmar Lake Tour - located at an altitude of 5,154 m above sea level and 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 a source of water.
The Guru obliged, a portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles. You can visit and behold the mesmerising beauty of this beautiful lake if you book our North Sikkim Package Tour.
After lunch, check out from hotel and transfer to Lachung. Lachung is located at an altitude of 2700 m above sea level. The distance between Lachen and Lachung is 1 hr 55 min (46.9 km) via Lachen Road. Reach Lachung, take rest. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Homestay at Lachung.
DAY 4: LACHUNG TO GANGTOK via YUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURSION
After breakfast, start your journey to beautiful Yumthang Valley. Yumthang Valley is located 25km from Lachung at an altitude of 11,800 ft. It is almost 1.30 hrs drives through numerous Mountain Rivers, streams, bridges and roads with full bloom Rhododendron. The valley remains covered under thick blanket of snow in winter and in summer Rhododendron, Primulas welcomes you during your entire journey. You can also visit Zero Point which is 23 away from Yumthang Valley at an altitude of 15,000 ft above sea level. (Note: Zero point travel is 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. After Yumthang Valley tour, we will head towards Gangtok and overnight Stay.
DAY 5: FULL DAY GANGTOK CITY TOUR
After breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok City. Visit –
Tashi View Point - built by Tashi Namgyal, offering a panoramic view of Mt Khangchendzonga.
Gonjang Monastery - this Monastery near Tashi View Point was established in the year 1981. The founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He was recognised as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows Jangter tradition of Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Do-drul Chorten - built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibeten Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala set of Dorjee phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), complete 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels).
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology - the most prestigious research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colourful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art.
Orchid House - the paradise made of orchids is located just below NIT and boasts a population of 250 exotic species of orchids.
Hur Huray Dara the Nam Nang View Point provides a panoramic view of the lush forests and the vibrant green valley.
Tsuklakhang (Palace Monastery) - located inside the palace of the Chogyals, the former rulers of Sikkim, it is the most accessible monastery within the city. Built in typical Sikkimese style, there are interesting murals and images of Buddhist pantheon.
White Memorial Hall - a typical british structure constructed in 1932 in memory of Claude White.
Flower Show Hall - a popular permanent exhibition of Sikkims diverse flowering fauna, located near the White Hall.
Gangtok Ropeway - offering a breathtaking panoramic birds-eye view of the mountains and the valley. Back to hotel and free evening to roam around MG Marg for shopping. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok.
DAY 6: GANGTOK TO NATHANG TRANSFER
After Breakfast, start from Gangtok to Nathang. Enroute cover Changu (Tmsogo) Lake, New BabaMandir, Kupup Lake, Nathula pass Gate, Tukla Valley and finally reach Nathang Valley. Over night in Nathang Valley.
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. Over night in Stay at Zuluk.
HOME STAY IN ZULUK : YANGZOM LA HOMESTAY
Address: Zuluk, Sikkim 737131
HOME STAY IN ZULUK : HIDDEN PARADISE RESORT
Address: Zuluk, Sikkim 737131
DAY 8: ZULUK TO RONGPOKHOLA TOUR [2 HR 1 MIN / 41.1 KM]
This day is the most important day for your Silk Route Package. After breakfast, start for ROngpokhola. Let's have a look to the important destinations :
Rongli [Altitude: 5200 ft.] - Rongli is an east Sikkim small township located on the bank of river Rongli. The inner line permit for visit towards Nathula granted over there.
Rongli Dam - The Rongli dam is a concrete dam on the Rongli river with a height of 41m and can hold 45,200 cubic meters of water.
Lingtam [Altitude 5082 ft.] - Lingtam is a small village next after the Rongli permit zone at an altitude of 5000 feet from sea level. It's known for his sun kissed peaceful weather surrounded by the hills of all it four sides. You can visit Lingtam Monestry also.
Keukhela Falls - The Keukhela falls or Kali Khola falls located on the way of the old silk route in between Lingtam and Padamchen. This fall is 100m in heights and beautifully surrounded by scenic nature. Reach zuluk before lunch.
Zuluk [Altitude: 7000 ft.] - A small village in East Sikkim, part of Old Silk Route at 10,000 ft. above the sea level gaining popularity amongst the tourists because of its natural virginity, unspoiled nature and amazing Himalayan beauty. Catching a glimpse of the snow capped mountain ranges or sun rising on the sea from the window of the hotel room is something that you might have experienced a lot of times. Overnight stay at Rongpokhola Homestay
Home Stay in Rongpokhola : Rangpo Khola Village Resort
Address: Address: Sikkim 737131
DAY 9: RONGPOKHOLA TO NJP/SILIGURI TRANSFER [135 KM / 5.00 HRS]
Proceed towards NJP / IXB / Siliguri with Sweet memory of Silk Route Tour.
NORTH SIKKIM + SILK ROUTE PACKAGE TOUR INCLUSIONS
- Accommodation in the listed Hotels / Homestays
- All Meals (Breakfast / Lunch / Evening Snacks / Dinner)
- All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle (NJP-NJP)
- Driver allowances, fuel, toll tax
- All permits and applicable taxes
SILK ROUTE TOUR WITH GANGTOK, LACHEN, LACHUNG EXCLUSIONS
- All items which are not included in the inclusion list
- Sunrise from Lungthung, Entry Fees for Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
- Room Heater
- Syndicate Charge at NJP / Siliguri (Rs 200/-)
What are the best sightseeing places to explore in Silk Route Tour?
- Zuluk Loop : 32 hair-pin curves
- Thambi View Point : Best for Zuluk Zigzag view and Himalayan Range
- Nathang Valley : Offer best snow all round year
- Kupup Lake : Named as Elephant Lake with picturesque natural beauty
- Menmecho Lake : Lake with good ambience and awesome scenic beauty
- Lungthung : A remote village at 11,500 ft offering great Himalayan view
- Tukla Valley : Offer great view of Mt. Kanchenjungha from 12,500 ft altitude
- Old Baba Mandir : A temple of faith dedicated to sepoy Baba Harbhajan Singh near kupup village
- Tsomgo Lake : A must visit place for every Sikkim Gangtok Traveller
Some Offbeat places to explore in Old Silk Route Tour?
- Delo park from Ramdhura
- Jalsa Bunglow
- Silent Valley
- Soft trek to Ramiteydara viewpoint
- Explore the ruins of Dumssung fort amidst in the forest
- Ariter or Lampokhri lake
- Mankhim Viewpoint
- Lingtam Monestry
- Kuekhola Falls on Old Silk Route
- Thambi Viewpoint
- Old Baba Mandir
- War memorial at Tukla Valley
- Kupup Lake or Elephant Lake
- Yak golf course
- Budha Cave & Budha Falls
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR NORTH SIKKIM WITH SILK ROUTE TOUR PACKAGE
Q. What is Lachen in North Sikkim famous for?
Lachen is famous for some exotic lakes and treks. Excursion to sacred Gurudongmar Lake is the main attraction in Lachen Tour along with Green Lake trek that offers exquisite scenic beauty of Lachen.
Q. What kind of food is offered in Old Silk Route Tour?
The home stay in Silk Route prepares simple meals consisting of Rice, Daal, Sabji, Roti, Egg Curry, and a few Sikkim’s delicacies in lunch and dinner with Pakoras, Momo, and Maggi as evening options.
Q. Can I avail an SUV car during my Silk Route Tour?
Yes, you can choose an SUV car during your Silk Route Tour from NJP NatureWings is committed to serve you with the best car of your choice and budget so that you can enjoy your Silk Route Tour with great experience and satisfaction.
Q. Is it hard to breathe at Gurudongmar Lake?
Gurudongmar Lake is situated at high altitudes (5,154 m) so the air at this high altitude is very thin and oxygen is very less. So due to lack of oxygen we feel difficult to breath at Gurudongmar Lake.
Q. How can I plan a 7 days Silk Route Tour itinerary?
Day 1 - NJP/IXB to Ramdhura
Day 2 - Ramdhura to Rongpokhola
Day 3 - Rongpokhola to Zuluk
Day 4 - Zuluk to Nathang
Day 5 - Nathang to Gangtok
Day 6 - Gangtok Local Sightseeing
Day 7 - Gangtok to NJP / IXB Drop
Q. Is Silk Route safe for a solo women traveler?
Yes, entire Sikkim including Silk Route is very much safe for solo women traveler. The locals are very friendly, helpful and ever smiling.
Q. How to avoid high altitude sickness in Silk Route?
On the trip, you are advised to take good food and plenty of water along with an intake of medicine to overcome high altitude sickness upon consultation with your doctor.
Q. How many days are sufficient for Gangtok and North Sikkim Tour?
If you are planning an usual visit to North Sikkim, without a separate trek, a period of 7-8 days is sufficient to visit the different areas of North Sikkim like lachen, lachung, gurudongmar lake, yumthang valley, zero point, katao valley etc.
Q. What are the foods we must try during Silk Route Trip?
Silk Route is well known for serving steaming hot Momo in 3 varieties, steamed, chilly, and fried, available at every corner, along with Thukpa or Gyathuk, Gundruk Soup, and Sael Roti. Chaang is the local alcoholic beverage that one can try during their Silk Route Tour Package exclusively designed by NatureWings.
Q. From where can we get the best view of Mt. Kanchenjunga during our Silk Route Tour Package?
You can get the best view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from SilleryGaon, Ramdhura and Thambi View Point, and if you wish to stay at these places, we are happy to host you.
Q. Is North Sikkim safe for solo women traveller?
Yes definitely it is. Sikkim is very much safe for solo women travelers. People in Sikkim are very honest, reliable and tourist friendly. Pick a North Sikkim Home Stay of your choice and explore Sikkim, it is amazing. Just one advice, travel with proper document, several photocopies and passport size photo as you need to produce it many places for RAP (Restricted Area Permit) and PAP (Protected Area Permit) and take care of your personal belongings.
Q. Can we take our pets along with us to Silk Route?
No, you are not allowed to take your pets during your Silk Route Tour.
Q. Do we need to make a permit for visiting Silk Route?
While visiting the restricted areas of Zuluk and Gnathang permit is required and done at Rongli Check Post on the way by our responsible driver.
Q. Why is Yumthang Valley famous?
Yumthang is literarily known as the 'Valley of Flowers'. In spring season, especially between March to June the valley offers it exquisite beauty with more than twenty-four species of the Rhododendron, the state flower of Sikkim and iris, primulas, cobra lilies and poppies. The entire valley looks wonderful with countless flowers bloom in different colours. That’s the magic of Yumthang and everybody should behold this beauty once in lifetime. This is why you have to book your North Sikkim Package Tour in Summer.
Q. Is there any bird-watching spot at Silk Route?
Every year from April to May, Reshikhola becomes the hotspot for birdwatchers when its lush green forest homes to various Himalayan and Sub Himalayan migrating birds like the Great Barbet, Fire Tailed Sunbird, Himalayan Bulbul, Green Magpie, Scarlet Minivet, Red-tailed Minla, and many more. Apart from these, birds like Rusty Tailed Treecreeper, Grey Bushchat, Olive Backed Pipit, Little Forktail, Dark breasted Rosefinch, Oriental Turtle Dove, and Black Redstart was seen by many birdwatchers during their Zuluk - Gnathang visit.
Q. Please advise us, if it is advisable to Travel Zuluk with a small baby?
You can, but please take advice from the doctor about high altitude before you travel. If the kids have breathing issue and carry high altitude medicines with you, it will be chill cold, so carry heavy warm clothes for the baby.
Q. Can we get Medicines Shops and Mineral Water in Silk Route Tour as we are travelling with small kids?
Getting medicines can be a problem, so it's better to carry own medicines along with you but you will get mineral water in some places. Silk route is not so luxury place, and places have not economically developed, so all these things are not all time available.
Q. What are the best places to visit in North Sikkim in 2023 Summer Holidays?
Adorned with immense natural beauty, Sikkim is one of the preferred places for travellers in summer. With snow clad mountains, frozen lakes, countless streams and mountain rivers, blooms of crimson rhododendron and purplish primulas, Sikkim makes one's holiday a blissful. So if want to make your North Sikkim Tour wonderful, here are some places that you must add on in your North Sikkim Tour Plan :
Alluring Gurudongmar Lake / Charming Yumthang Valley / Exciting Lachung / Delighful Lachen / Exquisite Cholamu Lake / Dazzling Yume Samdong (Zero Point) / Fascinating Seven Sisters Waterfall / Meandering Chopta Valley / Beautiful Chungthang /
Lovely Mt. Katao / Magnificent Thangu Valley / Serene Mangan / Wonderful Lachung Monastery / Adventurous Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary / Admirable Phensang Monastery / High Bhim Nala Falls / Wild Khangchendzonga National Park / Thrilling Zemu Glacier / Radiant Singhik
Q. Is Restaurants and Bars available in Sillerygoan, Zuluk or Rongpokhola?
There is no proper bar available there, yes small restaurants are available on the roads where you will find momos, noodles, soup and can find lunch. Most small stationary shops have bars there, along with their homes you can find beverage there.
Q. Can I face a network problem or internet problem during my Silk Route Tour?
If you can't live without mobile connectivity, then it may be an issue for you. There is no network in Zuluk and Nathang, network is dead. Only BSNL networks work there but you will have to walk a bit towards tower to get the network.
Q. Is hot water service available at homestays in Silk Route?
Yes, hot water is available and geysers are there in a few homestays, if geysers are not available, some some homestays provide hot water to every guest in bucket on demand.
Q. Is Veg Food available in Silk Route?
Yes, veg meals are available in homestays, you will find organic vegetarians meals there. But is is advised to mention about your food preference before booking your Silk Route Package Tour with NatureWings.
Q. Can we find any cake shop in Silk Route?
No cake shop is there, buy from NJP if you want and carry it with you.
Q. Do we need to carry oxygen cylinders at Nathang?
If you have breathing problems, then please consult a doctor and carry medicines, as there are no medical facilities. Sometimes you need to carry small oxygen cylinders if you have major problems.
Silk Route Tour Packages Reviews
5 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 409 Reviews
It's a great experience with Naturewings. Thank you Ankan Das and Anindita Roy for help us to complete our Silk Route Trip with your guidance.
One of the best trip of my life. Thanks to Ankan da, Anindita di and Rajkumar da for this awesome Management and Special Thanks to Calbin Da who made our trip special. We Met him as our driver..but now he is more than a friend to us.
This was my dream trip, every collage students think to complete their dream trip but few can execute it. A special thanks to NetureWings company, for them we can execute it successfully. And also thanks for Anindita di and Ankan da and our beloved bro Calbin da, Thank you guys for your help and support. Best part of our trip was the zuluk part.
"This is my first Silk Route Tour with Ravangla with NatureWings and this was a fabulous trip. The cab driver Mr. Ganesh who was the key person in making this trip awsome. I would recommend anybody to book their vacations through NatureWings."
"NATUREWINGS organasied our Silk Route Tour on last November 18 with transport and staying and they did provide some real good homestays with excellent food. The office staffs, especially AKASH DUTTA did help a lot through out the tour and before journey uncertainties were taken care and solved.
The organised the most beautiful homestay in most of the places, especially the homestay at upper Mankhim was such a bliss... I would request them to rethink about the ZULUK staying as it was not upto the mark at all.
We had some issues with delayed pick up and change of driver with the car but it ended happily...we were there during Diwali so they had their own emotional engagement. But it seemed managing car is a problem to most of the tourist as you cannot communicate with them when its needed. Bur we did have a safe journey.
overall the experience was good but apart from AKASH we did not get the needed communication from anyone from the agency.But it is such a great place and tour to remember these things...I wish them good luck."
Sourav Sekhar Mandal
"Thnks Naturewings and specially Thank you Avijit for your hospitality ...
Our trip was so well designed by you that we traveled entire silk route with ease. Home stay where we staid for over night halt were awesome and received a warm welcome from the house owners. Views from home stay were so so mesmerizing that we can't describe with our words .... Very well designed in a very very short time span ... We are very very happy ... every single rupee of our expense was worth while.
we give a big big thanks to dear AVIJIT and also Akash of NATUREWINGS who always staid connected to us during the trip ... thanks guys .. you have a great experience ..."
Suri - Birbhum
"Whenever we plan a tour on silk rout I can't imagine any other name....... Good job.... Keep it up..... Waiting for your arrangement at other destinations throughout India......"
"Naturewings provide us an excellent tour package of silk route. home stays & driver was so good. Tts an amazing experience with them. credit goes to Mr Abhijit Handique"
"When we have plan to visit the Silk Route as well as Silerigaon, I came to know tha name of The NatureWings Holidays from fb and subsequently I have called & mailed. They assist and arrange the all necessary arrangement like honestay, car everything. At the time of journey we are in train blockade bt they contact us time to time by phone specially Akash and the driver who are waiting at NJP. They provide us nice and decorated homestay and provided us all necessary whatever we have want. Their commitment are truely proved when we visited with them. Their service is too good to travel their agents. We have visited 20/05/2018 to 25/05/2018. I think The Nature Wings Holiday is deserves to get five star. In future again We want to travel with them."
"Very nice arrangement for my silk route trip in april 2018 thanks ......"
"Awesome arrangement. Very good selection of every homestay in silk route tour, specially in Sillery Gaon. Very good view from this homestay. Food is good, specially in Reshi khola. Thanks Abhijit & Soumalya. I will contact you if I go another time in Sikkim"
"We had visited the silk route from 10th of March to 13th of March. All necessary things were provided by Naturewings. Transportation, fooding, lodging everything was up to the mark. Although, we were not able to visit Nathang Valley due to heavy snowfall, but the alternate plan was executed in a hassle-free manner."
"We are the two family visit to Silk route by conducted with Naturewings. Their arrangement are very satisfactory and specially Mr. Soumalya Ghosh, Sr. Sales consultant and Priyanka of this agency very nice and co-operate with us time to time from the very beginning of the tour till now i. e. after complete the tour. Their behavior and hospitality and arrangement also pleasant us. Apart from this entire tour was satisfactory. I hope in future their hospitality and arrangement will more vigilant."
"Just returned from Silk Route Tour through Naturewings from 22nd to 27th Jan'2018. Plan was from NJP to Sillery Gaon - Mankhim - Zuluk - Nathang n kupup n again Zuluk - Reshikhola - Baghdogra. Trip was really a memorable one. We got snow fall at zuluk but due to that we could not reach till nathang n kupup as heavy fog n snowfall but we reached till thambi which is also a great viewpoint. This was 1st snowfall of this season so we are lucky enough to get the same. Driver given to us was a fantastic guide cum driver. Overall in a nutshell it was a great n very good organized trip planned by naturewings and made our trip really memorable.. will update few snaps n tag naturewings for sure.."