ZULUK SPECIAL PACKAGE

The famous silk route that connected Lhasa (Tibet) to Kalimpongwas in use even a few decades ago until the Chinese invasion in Tibet. Zuluk / Dzuluk, located in East Sikkim, used to be a small village on this route. It was commonly used by traders traveling to Tibet through Jelep-la ("La" stands for mountaipass) (It is and overnight base) Today it is fast emerging as a new tourist destination in East Sikkim. Zuluk derives its tourism importance due to the excellent view of the eastern Himalayan mountain range including the Kanchenjunga that it offers. A trip to the area requires special permits. The permits though would be arranged by naturebeyond, and as a guest you would only need to provide your id proof and photograph. Zuluk is a small village with population of about 700 people. There is an army base which is used as a transit camp for the army movement to the Chinese boarder a few kilometers away. During the summer months, the area and its surrounding hills are covered with thousands of blooming rhododendron. Zuluk during these months, is a riot of colors due to the variety of rhododendron that can be seen here.

Weather: Zuluk at an altitude of about 7,000 ft offers pleasant weather during most of the year. The rainy season is a little protracted and heavy to very heavy showers are common. The winter may see snowfall in the area. The summer temperature would be varying near 20 degree Celsius with substantial difference between the day and night temperature. Tourists visiting the area are advised to carry worm clothing and umbrella. Wildlife sanctury: Zuluk is surrounded by wild forest, some of the forests are completely virgin. Sighting of Deer, Wild Dog, Himalayan Bear the red panda is not very uncommon. Some tigers have also reportedly been sighted in the area. A variety of birds can also be seen such as Monal Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Khaleez Pheasant, Snow Pheasant and others. How to reach zaluk: Zuluk is about 3 hours from Gangtok. You need to pre arrange special permit for visiting this restricted area that is issued from a place called Rangli or it can be arrange at sikkim infromation center at gangtok.
Itinerary for 1N/2D
Day 01 Pick Up from Gangtok, NJP (Siliguri) or Bagdugra to LIngtam via Rangpo, Rongli Bazar, Sisney Aritar lake (lampokhari lake) and overnight stay in Lingtam or Zaluk.
Day 02 Lingtam or Zaluk to Gangtok(Silk Route) via Phademchen view points, Q-khola Falls, dhupidara, Lungthung, Salamidara, Tukla Dara (Baba dham), Gnathung, Kupup, Sarathang (China Market) Nathula Pass, Changu Lake, Mandakeni Falls.
Itinerary for 2N/3D
Day 01 Pick Up from Gangtok, NJP (Siliguri) or Bagdugra to LIngtam via Rangpo, Rongli Bazar, Sisney and overnight stay in Lingtam.
Day 02 Sunrise at Ganak Dara (1200ft. Alt) via Zaluk Silk Route (Zig Zac Road 1, 2 & 3, Thambi View, Salami View points, Bhutan View, Black Lake, Old Baba Mandir, Gnathang Velley, Tugla Battle Field, Elephant lake, Jelepla Pass, Mac Mohan Line ( Indo China Border). Overnight Zaluk.
Day 03 Kupup Valley, Memen-chu lake, New Baba Mandir, World Highest Golf Course (Gunnies Record), Young husband treck, Sharathang Trade Mart, Thangu lake, Nathula Pass and Gangtok Overnight stay at Gangtok.

  • Day 1:

    NJP- DARJEELING
    Arrive NJP Railway Station/ Bagdogra Airport / Bhadrapur Airport ( NEPAL Boarder) our representatives will meet you and we shall head for Darjeeling. Check into your hotel, refresh and relax. Evening leisure. (Overnight at Hotel)

  • Day 2:

    Darjeeling Sight-Seeing 
    Wake up early this morning, and we shall drive to the Tiger hill to witness the breath taking sunrise view. After this enchanting experience back to the hotel for breakfast and then head for a full day sightseeing trip of Darjeeling.. This evening is free for your own activities, we recommend you to take a walk across the Mall to visit a beautiful Nightingale Park on your own. (Overnight at Hotel)

  • Day 3:

    Transfer Gangtok
    This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and we shall head for Gangtok. One and half hour drive downhill along the picturesque tea gardens of Peshok and then 2 hours drive through the valley along the river Teesta will bring you to Gangtok. Upon arrival, Check into the hotel, refresh and relax and evening walk through the MG Marg. you may choose to pick some souvenirs for your loved ones or do some shopping at Lal Market, where stuffs like imported jeans, t shirts and sneakers particularly make a great bargain (Overnight at Hotel)

  • Day 4:

    Gangtok Sightseeing 
    This morning after breakfast, we shall head for a half day sightseeing trip of Gangtok including Rumtek Monastrey the Dharma Chakra Center, After the visit, we get back to our hotel, refresh and relax. This evening is free for your own activities to hop and shop . (Overnight at the hotel)

  • Day 5:

    Gangtok Nathula Pass - Changu Lake Babamandir - Gangtok 
    (We regret that the foreign nationals are not allowed to cross above the Changu-Lake area)
    This morning after breakfast we shall head for a half day excursion to three prominent sites - Changu Lake, Nathula Pass and Babamandir. We start driving up above Gangtok through intricate winding road along the mystical environs and reach an enchanting Changu lake after about one and half hours. A lake is nestled amidst high peaks at an altitude of 12,400 ft. On winters, you will be able to witness the lake in a frozen state. Spend sometime enjoying the beauty nature; you can also enjoy a yak ride, take pictures. After this visit, we take a drive further above for another half an hour and reach Nathula Pass which is an international Border between and India and China. After spending about half an hour here, we drive back to a fabled Baba Mandir. This is basically a temple of an army Captain Harbhajan Singh who mysteriously vanished from the army camp but later is believed to have turned invisible but absolutely present who still continues his duty as an army officer and protects the border army from any unanticipated events. After this visit we drive back to Gangtok. Check into the hotel refresh and relax.

  • Day 6:

    Gangtok Lachung
    Departure for LACHUNG after breakfast . On the way sight seeing of water falls and natural beauty of the hill station. Lunch & Tea will be served on the way... (Overnight at the hotel)

  • Day 7:

    Lachung Yumthang Gangtok
    This morning after breakfast, we shall head for Yumthang Valley (14200 ft).the drive to Yumthang takes about 1 hour along some of the most picturesque surroundings. Upon arrival at Yumthang, visit the beautiful valley; spend sometime taking the pictures amidst spectacular backdrop of silver white valley. After this visit, we shall board the vehicle and head back to Lachung. We however stop enroute and take off for a short hike along picturesque trials of Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary. After about 30minutes enchanting trek, we board back into our vehicle and head for Lachung. Have Lunch at the resort. After lunch our escort will lead you for return to Gangtok . (Overnight at the hotel).

  • Day 8:

    Gangtok Departure 
    This morning after breakfast, we shall check out of the hotel and head for NJP railway station to board a train back home.

The tour price includes: Arrival and departure transfers IXB/DRJ GTK/NJP. 
All sightseeing and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary. 
Accommodation on twin/triple sharing at places with Bed, Breakfast & Dinner. 
Accommodation for 1 night at Lachung with all meals.
All vehicle parking fees at the attractions. 
All Applicable Taxes. 
Transport Exclusive Jeep. The tour price excludes: All entry fees and camera fees at the monuments and attractions. 
Personal expenses such a Mineral water, drinks, porter ages phone calls, laundry charges tipping etc. 
Any extra sightseeing trips. 
Any Taxi charges to market. 
Any other service requested separately during the course of the tour for any reason. 
Any service not specified in the inclusions.

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