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Silk Route Package (05 Nights) 

 

 

Itinerary of 04 Nights 05 Days - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Siliguri – Pedong -  Lingsey - Zuluk – Nathang Valley - Lingsey or Aritar - Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Siliguri 

 

Day - 01 - Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) & transfer to Pedong - Its a distance of approximately 100 kilometers ands is nearly 04 hours drive - Pedong is a town in Darjeeling district close to Kalimpong town - Transfer to Pedong Pedong lies 20 km east of Kalimpong on the way to Lava at an altitude of 1,240 metres 4071 feet - The town is located on a ridge with spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan mountains - Pedong lies on the historic Silk Road that connects India to Lhasa via the Jelepla Pass - Evening one can trek to Sillery Gaon at an altitude of 6000 feet - A small and beautiful village perched in the Himalaya - Sillery Gaon is only 04 kilometers from Pedong -  Overnight stay in Pedong

 

Day  - 02 - Kalimpong or Lava Sightseeing - Kalimpong is a quieter destination - Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet, it is a Hill Station buzzing with fun, frolic and offers spectacular views – Zang Dhok Palri or Durpin Monastery - Golf Course - Nursery - Deollo - Hanuman Tok - Dr Grahams Home, etc - One can spend the day in Kalimpong and enjoy the lunch at any of the restaurant like Orchid, etc  - Shopping if any at Kalimpong's colourful market - Back to Pedong  – Evening free to stroll around Kalimpong bazaar for shopping of handicrafts and relics - Over night stay at Home Stay in Kalimpong / Pedong

 

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Day – 02 - Pedong Local Sightseeing -  One can visit Cross Hill for the view placed by priest Fr. Augustine Desgodins in 1882 AD - Ruins of Damsang Gadi, a historical fort built in 1690 AD - It was home to the last Lepcha King - Gyabo Achuk - Silent Valley close to Sillery - One can also have a one day Trek - Options of visiting Aritar Lake and Zuluk is there but the plan has to be done a day earlier for Pass - Silent Valley trek is enjoyed through as it is a deep forest of pine, birch, fir & orchids with some soothing path following the chirps - Evening free to stroll around the Sangchen Dorjee Monastery or to stroll around the area- Over night stay at Home Stay in Pedong  - Evening free to stroll around the place - Overnight in Pedong

 

Day - 03 - Pedong To Zuluk Transfer - Morning after breakfast proceed to Zuluk - Permit proceedings have to be finished - Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 10000 feet - Zuluk is an abode of peace - Zuluk  perched on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim is a hamlet close to Indo-China border - Zuluk is located on the famous by road of  Silk Route - Zuluk is a relatively new offbeat destination of Sikkim and has a primitive charm - On the way to zuluk some places like Rongli, Keokhola Water Falls, Lingtam and Padamchen are worth a visit - Evening free for individual activity and leisure - Overnight in Lingsey

 

Day - 04 - Excursion to Kupup Lake - One can enjoy the view from Thambi View point - The road to Gnathang Valley is very often covered with snow - Jelep La or Pass is visible on the way  -  Gnathang Valley, Tukla Kalapokhari, Tukla Baba Mandir, Tukla valley, Jepepla Pass View and reach Kupup - Enjoy the view of Hathi Pokhari Lake at Kupup - Highest Golf course  the Yak Golf Course at 13,025 feet - The Ice Hockey ground and the Young Husband's trail - After having light refreshments at Kupup or similar place - Return to Zuluk or Lingsey by late afternoon - Overnight at Zuluk / Lingsey - Overnight at Zuluk

 

Day  - 05 - Zuluk To Aritar lake and local sightseeing - Early morning visit: At around 5:00 AM to view the spectacular sunrise from Sunrise Point - The rising of the sun is to be enjoyed description - The dark eastern horizon gradually turns reddish as the sun about to appear - Then as the sun rises from behind the distant mountains its glimmering rays first touch the snow clad tip of the Khangchenzonga range on the west which slowly turns crimson and then golden and finally silver - One has to see it to believe it - After breakfast transfer to Aritar. After Lunch some beautiful places in Aritar which can be worth visiting. Lampokhri, Aritar Monastery, Dak Bungalow,  Mankhim, Helipad etc can be visited in Aritar and surroundings  - Overnight in Aritar or Pedong or Lingsey 

 

Day - 06 -  Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Drive to Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (110 kilometers, 3 ½ - 4 hours) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)  - The drive is through hills and with scenic beauty – One will travel along the bed of River Teesta – Stop at Sevoke Coronation Bridge if time permits  - Refreshment at Rangpo or Chitrey – Drive to  Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey

Tags: jelep La pass, Zuluk Excursion, Aritar Lake Visit, Kupup, Lingsey Stay, Nathang Valley, Lingtam, NJP to Zuluk Transfer, Permit for Zuluk