Winter scenic drive to Thambi Viewpoint in Zuluk

Author: TourGenie contributor
Date: 2021-08-13

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Zuluk is frequented for 3 reasons: a glimpse of the historic Silk Route, an exhilarating drive on the 32-hairpin bends, and a chance to witness snowfall in winter. It’s also a great destination to unplug from daily work life, with its few homestays providing a quiet retreat amidst nature.

If seeing snow is what thrills you the most, then a drive to Thambi Viewpoint is what‘s in order. Situated at a staggering height of 11,200 feet in upper Zuluk, Thambi Viewpoint gets plenty of snow in the winter months between December-March and offers magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Khangchendzonga, if it’s not too cloudy and misty though.

Here are a few pictures taken on the way to Thambi Viewpoint from a homestay in Zuluk and at Thambi Viewpoint.

road to zuluk

The landscape, blanketed in hues of brown, is veiled with wispy clouds

Snow along the way

Glimpses of sparse vegetation and snow against a backdrop of blue skies and billowing clouds as you climb higher by the second is jaw-dropping