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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.

  • Itinerary 1 -New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra
    Destination : Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok ? Kalimpong 
    Durations - 7-8 nights 
    This itinerary looks to cover the areas popularly visited in the East India which are Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok and Kalimpong and in a most -likely time frame which around 8 days which allows a relaxed itinerary as well as a good mixture of sight-seeing options.

  • Day 1:
  •  Arrive in Morning at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra and proceed to Darjeeling (90 kms) - 3 hours. Proceed for local sightseeing in the afternoon. Ghoom Gompa (10 kms), Museum, Zoological Park, Botanical Gardens
  • Day 2:
  • Proceed to Tiger hill (View Point to be visited for Sunrise) in the morning. Visit local markets in the afternoon.

  • Day 3:
  • Proceed to Pelling after breakfast - 118 kms - (4 hours). Enjoy Himalayas views from Pelling. Visit Peayangatse Monastery, Changay Waterfalls, Dentam Valley and Singshore Bridge in the afternoon.

  • Day 3 & Day 4
  • While in Pelling Visit Pemayangatse Monastery, Changay Waterfalls, Dentam Valley and Singshore Bridge in the afternoon. 
    Full day Excursion Option from Pelling : Kecheoropalri Lake, Yuksom and Tashiding Monastery

  • Day 5:
  • Proceed to Gangtok (132 kms)
  • Day 6 :
  • While in Gangtok visit Tsangu Lake (full day Excursion), Rumtek Monastery, Nam Nang View Point, Botanical Garden, Handicraft & Handlooms Center, Flower Show (Seasonal) and Tibetan Market. Morning visit to Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok..

  • Day 7:
  • Proceed to Kalimpong (79 kms)
  • Day 8:
  • While in Kalimpong visit Flower Nursuries, Durpin Daar hills (View point and birding point) You may also do river rafting in river Teesta (Throughout the year except Monsoon)

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