SILK ROUTE IN SIKKIM - BIKING TOUR

The Silk Route, as the name suggests, was used for trade between Tibet and India. It was commonly used by traders travelling to Tibet through Zuluk as an overnight base. The route started from Kalimpong and passed through Pedong, Aritar, Dzuluk, and Jalepla to Chumbi valley in Tibet. The road through Lungthung makes almost 32 hairpin turns to reach Zuluk, which makes it a unique feature of this route.

7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS
7 D | 6 N
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SILK ROUTE IN SIKKIM - BIKING TOUR
Location : Sikkim

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DAY 1

ARRIVAL

  • After your arrival at Bagdogra airport, you will proceed towards Aritar.
  • Overnight stay in Aritar.
DAY 2

Explore Aritar 

  • After having your breakfast proceed for sightseeing in Aritar.
  • You can visit Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir which is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 
  • You will get to see Lampokhari, which is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim and later visit Mangkhim, which is a temple of the Rai people of Nepali origin.
  • After lunch, you can visit Aritar monastery, British Dak Bungalow, Chaney Waterfall, Kali Khola Falls, and Lungchok Valley and return back to the homestay.
  • Overnight stay in a home stay.

DAY 3

Aritar– Zuluk

  • After having early breakfast, proceed towards Zuluk from Aritar.
  • Overnight stay at homestay in Zuluk.
DAY 4

Explore Zuluk

  • Early morning, enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise (if weather permits) from Thambi View Point, 14 kms away from Zuluk. The sparkling rays of the early rising sun bathe the snow-clad peak of Mt. Khangchendzonga. The amazing road through Zuluk makes almost 32 turns.
  • Spend the day exploring the natural beauty of Zuluk. 
  • Overnight stay at home stay.
DAY 5

Zuluk - Tsomgo Lake - Gangtok

  • Next morning after early morning breakfast, proceed towards Gangtok.
  • On the way, visit Tsomgu Lake (32 kms from Gangtok), an oval shaped lake 3,000 mtrs long and 15 mtrs deep. 

Tsomgu Lake is very sacred for the local people. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the lake from the ropeway. 

  • Boating in Hangu Lake is also possible. This is a few kilometers away from Tsomgo Lake.
  • You can visit Baba Mandir, which is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. 

This “mandir” or shrine is dedicated to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of the Indian Army who died near the Nathula Pass.

  • Later after lunch, proceed towards Gangtok
  • Overnight stay in Gangtok.
DAY 6

Explore Gangtok Local Sightseeing

  • Next morning, after a sumptuous breakfast, get ready to explore Gangtok all day. You will definitely enjoy the wonderful places the city has to offer.
  • You can start your day by visiting the numerous waterfalls in and around Gangtok; the two most famous being Banjhakri and Bakthang waterfalls.

Both of these falls have their own unique features and are natural and mesmerizing. You can get your picture clicked by either wearing the traditional dress or swinging down a short zipline at these waterfalls..

  • If you are looking for a place to refresh and rejuvenate yourself, then you must visit Tashi View Point. 

This place offers you a pleasant ambiance where you can enjoy the cool breeze and have a look at the beautiful scenery. The star attraction of the view point is the park at the top. The view point is one of the best places to enjoy beautiful views of Gangtok and the Himalayas. 

  • Handloom & Handicrafts Centre is the only place where you can get to see and buy wonderful craft work, Hand-woven carpets, traditional Sikkimese dresses, Tibetan-style furniture, and beautifully crafted toys are a few of the products made by the students enrolled here. 
  • Enchey Monastery and Do Drul Chorten (stupa) & Namgyal Institute of Tibetology are two important religious places that you should visit.

Each one of them has its own importance. At the Namgyal Institute ofTibetology, you will get to see the museum where you will find a rare collection of statues, ritual objects, and traditional art objects. You can also visit the library which holds one of the largest collections of Tibetan works in the world outside Tibet.

  • The flower show is held every year during late March and April, when alpine flowers are in bloom, It’s worth peeping inside this modestly sized covered garden that has changing displays of potted flowers around a central pond.
  • After visiting all these places, go for an evening stroll at M.G. Marg to mingle with the locals of Sikkim. Enjoy eating all the local cuisines and return back.
  • Overnight stay in Gangtok.
DAY 7

Departure

  • You will leave for Bagdogra/N.J.P. with the last glimpse of river Teesta that originates in the glaciers of Sikkim before disappearing in the Bengal plains.
  • Your trip concludes. Head back home with lots of pictures and awesome memories.
INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation in hotels/homestays as per itinerary on bed & breakfast basis
  • All permits and documentation
  • Transfer from Bagdogra to Aritar & Gangtok to Bagdogra
  • Bike and helmets (used)
  • Jerry cans for extra fuel
EXCLUSIONS

  • GST 5% 
  • Fuel and spare parts for the bike
  • Alcoholic beverage and tea and snacks
  • Tips and expenses of personal nature
  • Airfare and/or rail fare

ENTRY POINTS
  • Bagdogra (IXB)
  • N.J.P. (New Jalpaiguri
  • S.N.T. (Sikkim Nationalised Transport)
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

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