This Silk Route package is short and includes overnight stay at Sillerygaon (1N) or Aritar (1N) and Zuluk (2N).
Pickup at NJP early in the morning and transfer to Sillerygaon, a distance covered in about 3.5 to 4 hrs. Situated at an altitude of 6,000 ft, Sillerygaon is a village of not more than 32 families and that too in the middle of a jungle. This place is being proclaimed as the New Darjeeling because of its beautiful view of the Kanchendzonga. Its serene atmosphere is an invitation to run away from the hum and din of the city. Rest of the day is to soak in the beauty of Sillerygaon. Visit the Ramitay view point, Tinchuley view point, Silent Valley and the Damsang Fort ruins. All these places can be hiked/trekked and no vehicle is required to visit these places. Ramitay view point offers the longest view of River Teesta with approximately 14 turns. Thereafter you can trek to Damsang Fort as well as the Silent valley. Rest of the day at leisure at Sillerygaon.
After breakfast start your journey for the last leg of your Silk Route trail to Aritar. Reach Aritar, in about 2.5 to 3 hrs. Rest of the day is at leisure at Aritar. You can enjoy paddle boating (Optional and Own Cost) in the placid waters of the lake and do a Parikrama of this Holy Lake. Alternately, you can walk up to the Chandaney Falls or to the Mankhim Temple and enjoy the view of the Kanchendzonga as well as the Lampokhari Lake from there. Rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, leave for Zuluk. Thereafter, stop at Rongli for Restricted Area Permit. On the way see the Kuekhola Falls. Pass through Lingtam, Padamchen to reach Zuluk. If you so wish, you can visit the Shivalaya Baba Mandir (No vehicle required). Enjoy the sunset at Zuluk from Balasiur sunset point (Walkable distance, no vehicle required) Overnight at Zuluk/Padamchen.
Sunrise viewing activity (Only if weather is expected to be clear): Start at 3:30 - 4:00 a.m and leave for Sunrise from the Ganek View point/Lungthung. Enjoy the morning glory of the Kanchendzonga change from Golden to silver and thereafter enjoy the view the Sunrise over the Bhutan hills, a unique view, comparable to the best Sunrise anywhere in India.
Note: Sunrise Cost is not included in the package and is extra payable on the spot, only if sunrise trip is availed. The cost of Sunrise is Rs.1500 for the entire vehicle.
Return to Zuluk after viewing sunrise and after breakfast, follow the Silk Route Trail. Enjoy the beauty of Thambi View point, Laxmi Chowk, Tukla Kalapokhari, Tukla Baba Mandir, Tukla valley, Jelepla Pass View Point and reach Kupup. Don’t miss the Hathi Pokhari Lake. At Kupup, see the World’s highest Golf course, the Yak Golf Course at 13025 ft (Guinness Book of World Records acclaimed), the Ice Hockey ground and the young Husband’s Track. Thereafter move on to Gnathang. Gnathang or Gnathang Valley is popularly called the “The Ladakh of East India”. Rest of the day is at leisure at Zuluk.
After breakfast start your journey for the last leg of your Silk Route trail to Reshikhola via Aritar. On your return, you would stop at Lampokhari Lake or the Aritar Lake. You can enjoy paddle boating (Optional and Own Cost) in the placid waters of the lake and do a Parikrama of this Holy Lake. Alternately, you can visit the Mankhim Temple and enjoy the view of the Kanchendzonga as well as the Lampokhari Lake from there. Reach Reshikhola, in about 2.5 to 3 hrs.
Walk across the bamboo bridge to reach your cottage. Enjoy this lovely picnic spot on the bank of the Reshikhola. Walk up the Parvateshwar Shivalaya Mandir (visible from the cottage on top of a small cliff and involves climbing about 200 stairs). Rest of the day is at leisure at Reshikhola
After breakfast, check out from Reshikhola and drive to Icchegaon, a small scenic village offering a nice view of the kanchendzonga along with multiple bends of the river Teesta, all in a single picture frame. Enjoy the day at leisure.
After breakfast, check out from Reshikhola and drive to to catch your Train / Flight for onward journey. Tour ends with Sweet memories.