Silk Road rather Old Silk Route was the connector between two great civilization of ancient period - China and Rome. The route had lots of international significance as many countries like China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greece and Rome were connected together by trade or mutual visits. Now, this Silk Route Tour Package from Kolkata is one of the best and unique tourist destinations in East Sikkim located in the lap of eastern Himalaya. With a 4N/5D Silk Route Tour many activities are available in this travel route like Trekking, Camping, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Biking and Jungle Tour.
Nature's unparallel beauty can be observed in every curve in this 4 Night 5 Days Silk Route Tour Package from NJP. While on a 4N 5D Silk Route Package, travelers can behold the mesmerizing beauty of snow capped Himalayan mountain range with splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with mountain rivers with cool and crystal clear water, mountain lakes, waterfalls, streams. The cherry on top of this tour is the absolute serenity of the nature here.
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Destinations Covered in 4N 5D Silk Route Package For : Ramdhura | Zuluk | Nathang | Rolep
Pickup & Drop : NJP [New Jalpaiguri Station] | Bagdogra Airport [IXB] | Siliguri Bus Stand
|SilleryGaon||6,000 ft||27.1396° N, 88.5804° E|
|Aritar||1,498 m||27.1879° N, 88.6748° E|
|Zuluk||2,865 m||27.2518° N, 88.7775° E|
|Nathang||13,500 ft||27.2986° N, 88.8173° E|
|Rongpokhola||3,000 ft||27.2215° N, 88.6892° E|
|NJP||SilleryGaon||3 hr 59 min (93.6 km) via NH10|
|SilleryGaon||Aritar||2 hr 3 min (38.6 km) via NH 717A|
|Aritar / Mankhim||Zuluk||2 hr 1 min (44.4 km) via Rhenock - Rongli Hwy|
|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|
|NJP||Ramdhura||3 hr 24 min (85.3 km) via NH10|
|Ramdhura||Reshikhola||1 hr 40 min (34.5 km) via NH 717A|
|Reshikhola||Zuluk||2 hr 4 min (48.8 km) via Rhenock - Rongli Hwy|
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 4 Night 5 Days Silk Route Tour Packages Plan from NJP. 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. So, NatureWings will not suggest you to travel Silk Route during this time especially between ends of December to early April 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||-5° C to 4° C|
Silk Route is considered as a remote but pristine tourist destination which has limited modern facilities and amenities. Some travelers may have fancy conception regarding foods, facilities, amenities and hotel rooms of this place. So let's understand first some basic facts that you must know before any Silk Route Tour Booking.
This is the first halt for your 4N 5D Silk Route Tour Package from Kolkata/Siliguri/NJP. Ramdhura is a quaint hamlet on the edge of the mountains, near Kalimpong. It is around seven to eight kilometres from Delo in Kalimopong. The hamlet is winning hearts of the Silk Route Travellers by offering a stunning view of the Mt. Kanchenjungha and the Teesta River which is flowing beneath the majestic green valley. The name Ramdhura is a combination of Ram (of Ramayana) and Dhura, which means village. The village is situated at a great height, above a dense forest of pine and other hilly trees and offers absolute tranquillity, which many vacationers look for. Being a small, underdeveloped village, Ramdhura may not provide you with luxurious accommodations and amenities, but one you reach the there, perhaps those luxuries will not mean much to you, since Ramdhura will delight you with its natural treasures by that time.
After reaching Ramdhura, have your lunch, later you can visit for a lovely sightseeing tour covering stunning sites in the vicinity like Icchey Gaon, Sillery Gaon, Pedong, Delo, Kalimpong, Lava and Loleygaon. There are not much tourist attractions in and around Ramdhura, except the Delo Nature Park, Durpin Dara Monastery, Hanuman Tok viewpoint and Mahaev Dham Temple, but that is unlikely to disappoint you since there is endless scope to explore Mother Nature around. What will certainly impress you is Ramitey Dara view point where you will enjoy the longest view of the emerald green water of Teesta and the Valley of Silence. Night stay at the Homestay at Ramdhura.
After breakfast, start for Aritar / Mankhim just on top of Lampokhri Lake [Altitude of Aritar 1,498 m]. This lake is the highest lake with a boating facility in Sikkim. Enjoy the boating in Post Lunch session. Enroute Sightseeing to Mankhim Temple, Mankhim View Point, Aritar Monastery and Aritar Dakbunglow. Overnight Stay at HomeStay in Aritar / Mankhim
Address: Aritar Road, near Shiv Mandir, Aritar, Sikkim 737133
After breakfast, start for Zuluk Tour – the most awaited destination in this 4 Night 5 Days Silk Route Package Tour. The journey from Ramdhura to Zuluk is long, almost 3 hrs, but the time passes very soon seeing the beauty of nature on both side of the road. As we proceed towards Zuluk, due to high altitude (2865m) geographical changes look apparent as the vegetation become to shrubs from trees.
On the way we will visit Aritar or Lampokhri Lake [Altitude of Aritar 1,498 m]. This lake is the highest lake with a boating facility in Sikkim. Enjoy the boating in post lunch session. Later sightseeing to Mankhim Temple, Mankhim View Point, Aritar Monastery and Aritar Dakbunglow. After that again start for Zuluk trip. From Aritar to Zuluk is almost 2 hrs drive. On the way we will cross two more attractions in Silk Route Tour i.e. Rongli and Pademchen. Tea break on the way while you can notice snow capped Himalayan mountain range far beyond peeping out in horizon. Reach Zuluk by the evening and day left for leisure. Overnight at Home Stay in Zuluk.
Zuluk [Altitude: 7000 ft.] - A small village in East Sikkim, part of Old Silk Route 10000 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.
Address: Zuluk, Sikkim 737131
Address: Zuluk, Sikkim 737131
Early morning go for sunrise from Lungthung Viewpoint. After breakfast, proceed towards Nathan valley via Zig Zag road, Thambi viewpoint, Lungthung, Tukla Valley, Jelep La Pass view, Yak golf Course and Old Baba Mandir
Zig Zag Road - Zig Zag Road or Bhulbhuliya is a one in kind of road in the entire Sikkim. This spiral road has so many hairpins bent and counts as the top 10 dangerous roads in the world. one can get a splendid view of Zuluk from every hairpin bend of the road.
Thambi Viewpoint [Altitude: 11,200 ft.] - At a distance of 14 km from Zuluk and at a height of 11200ft Thambi viewpoint offers a splendid view of Mt Kanchenjhangha and another snowcapped mountain. It is located on a famous hairpin bent named zigzag road or bhulbhuliya and a must-see spot.
Lungthung [Altitude: 11,500 ft.] - Lungthung is a small village located at a height of 11600ft on the old silk route and it offers a panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjhangha.
Tukla Valley [Altitude: 12,500 ft.] - Another must-stop destination is Tukla valley at an altitude of 11600 ft. You also find a war memorial over there in the memory of British soldiers fought in the War of Tukla.
Jeelpla Pass View [Altitude: 13,999 ft.] - Jeelp-la pass which means The Lovely Level Pass located nearby Tukla valley at an altitude of almost 14000ft. It is a mountain pass between India and Tibet Autonomous Region (China). It directly connects India to Lhasa in Tibet and used by ancient traders of the Silk route. Although it is higher than Nathula pass but the easiest pass among the entire pass in Sikkim. Nowadays the pass is prohibited for civilians.
Old Baba Mandir [Altitude: 13,123 ft.] - Old Baba Mandir is dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh the martyr of 23 regiments of the Indian army. It is the original bunker of Baba where he stayed during the Indo China War in 1962. The temple is maintained by the Indian army. Finally, reach Gnathan valley before lunch.
Nathang Valley [Altitude: 13,200 ft.] - Or Nathang Valley is popularly called the "Ladakh of East India". Situated at the height of 13,000 ft. above the sea level, Nathang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Old Silk Route Tour surrounded by snow-capped hills and mountain landscape. Nathang Valley is the most scenic destination in the whole of Old Silk Route. Few streams crisscross the valley and prayer flags flutter on the mountain edges on this vast plain of nothingness. Nathang Valley appears in different colors at different times of the year. In autumn it looks golden when the grass dries up, in the rainy season it's covered in flowers and in winter it is buried in 5 feet of snow. Overnight stay at Zuluk.
Rolep is a small hamlet tucked between the mighty Himalayan ranges on the Silk Route of East Sikkim. With indigenous communities like Bhutia, Gurung, Pradhan, Sherpas, Chettri, Rai and Sharma - this tiny village is a heaven for those looking for peace and tranquillity. With high mountain peaks all around, green vegetation with conifers like pine, far and innumerable river streams, Rolep offers the inner peace for travellers during their Silk Route Tour.
During Rolep Tour, travellers can visit some of the natural beauties of the place like Buddha Waterfalls on Shokey Khola River, Chochen Natural Lake, Buddha Cave, Dekiling Monastery, Rangkey (Hanging) Bridge etc. During Silk Route Tour some of the main attractions in Silk Route like Rongli, Doban, Padamchen, Gnathang, Zuluk, SilleryGaon, Aritar lake etc can be also can be explored staying in Rolep.
Spend the day in the lap of nature. You can trek through the narrow trekking trails amidst woody forest of Rolep, or can go for bird watching. Rolep is bird watchers paradise. During evening camp fire beside the Shokey Khola River add extra fuel in the trip. Spend the evening among wonderful ambience of nature. Night stay at Homestay in Rolep.
Proceed towards NJP / IXB with Sweet memory of 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.
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.
Yes, Silk Route is safe for solo women traveler, and it is full of friendly locals.
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.
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.
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.
No, you are not allowed to take your pets during your Silk Route Tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No cake shop is there, buy from NJP if you want and carry it with you.
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 Package Tour Reviews
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NatureWings had arranged our Silk Route Package Tour from Kolkata recently. My family thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The driver sunil very good person, homestays and food were all awesome and the booking process was seamless. Special thanks to Mr. Ankan, Mrs Anindita from NatureWings team for their support all along the Silk Route Trip. The travel agency has provided us with a perfect travel itinerary. We are really happy and satisfied with the service provided by NatureWings. Would highly recommend this agency!!
Booked our Silk Route Trip through Naturewings and the experience was very good. Rajkumar & Ankan from Naturewings helped us during the booking and was also available during the entire trip for any support. This is my second trip with Naturewings and would highly recommend them to others. Would definitely plan our next trip with them.
Had the opportunity for an Old Silk Route Tour from NJP (East Sikkim) namely Mankhim, Zuluk, Lungthung and lastly Rongpokhola organised by Naturewings. Our POC Mr Ankan Das, supported by Mr Rajkumar Das made it very crisp with the formalities and this 5N6D trip was just a memorable one. Starting from homely vibes to enjoying our hearts out on the way through some elegant and breathing landscapes from one location to another.. The evenings were made warm with some good snacks service and group fun without any hindrance. It was hard to find a complaint on the service, or quality of food or the friendly nature of the management not only from the Homestays but also from Mr Ankan....
I had a very pleasant experience while exploring Silk Route with NatureWings. Specially mention of Ankan and Anindita as they agreed to all my special requests with regard to food and accommodation and made sure to they are taken of. Must mention that our driver was extremely patient, and it was required as I was travelling with my aged parents. They are very dependable.
We travelled the Silk Route in Sikkim for 5N/6D with NatureWings from 9-14 April, 2023. We enjoyed the trip immensely which was organised by them very carefully. Mr. Rajkumar Hazra and Mr. Ankan Das explained the tour details and answered all our queries promptly. They kept in touch with us on daily basis.
The car and the driver (Mr. LB Tamang), the homestays were all very good. The owners took good care of us. The team led by Buddhaji at Oongking Heem Resort at Rongpokhola deserve special mention for their attention to the smallest details for our comfort. To summarise, I must say that we have found a reliable tour organiser in NatureWings and we would like to travel with them again.
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."
"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.."
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