Old Silk Route Tour Package-Serene Silk Route,E.Sikkim
Old Silk Route Tour Package-East Sikkim
Tour to OldSilk Route or Silk Road which passes through East Sikkim is a part of the ancient network of trade routes which connected China to India. This route passed through Lhasa and Nathu La and Jelep La Pass and finally reached the port of Tamralipta (present Tamluk in West Bengal) from where it took to the sea and reached far east. This Ancient Silk Route is expected to have been discovered by traders as early as First Century AD.
Attractions in Old Silk Route- Old & New Baba Mandir,Changu Lake,Eagle’s Nest Bunker ,Jelep La Pass,Kupup Lake or Elephant Lake,Thambi View Point,Lampokhari/Aritar Lake,Laxman Chowk,Lingtam,Menmecho Lake,Nathula Pass,Thambi View Point,Tukla Valley,Yak Golf Course
Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
Any meals and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
Airline seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
Check-in and check-out times at hotels would be as per hotel policies. These are generally pre-decided as per operation schedules.
Transportation shall be provided as per the itinerary and will not be at disposal.
Rates are based on above mentioned pax travelling together, any change in no of pax, days and date of journey will attract re-quote.
THE WEEKENDER reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
If your flights involve a combination of different airlines, you may have to collect your luggage on arrival at the connecting hub and register it again while checking in for the return journey to your origin.
Service GST 5% shall be applicable over and above the mentioned prices.
Payment of 25% of Package Cost at the time of booking and balance within 7days prior travel date. Booking is confirmed on payment of booking amount.
Less than 7 Days Prior to Travel Date: 100% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
7-15 Days Prior to Travel Date: 75% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
16-30 Days Prior to Travel Date: 75% of the Package Cost as Cancellation Charge
More than 30 Days: Full Refund of Package Cost Excluding Processing Fees
Meals Served in Homestays
Breakfast-Puri/ Roti/ Chapati & Sabji
Lunch-Rice,Sabji,Dal,Bhaji & Egg Curry
Evening Snacks-Veg Pakora/ Momos/ any traditional Sikkimese Dishes
Dinner-Roti/Rice, Sabji & Chicken Curry
Dos & Don’ts-
Most important thing to keep in mind is that never expect luxury accommodation during travelling Silk Route Sikkim. You cannot expect luxury meals, facilities etc. there as it are remote destination and mountainous area.
Carry good amount of woolen garments, sweaters, gloves and caps to protect you from the cold.
Suggest not staying at high altitude area if you are travelling with children and elderly person as it will create headaches, dizziness and vomiting among the aged and children
Carry transparent glasses, sun glasses, torch, power bank, gas lighter, small knives and necessary items with you. Also carry first aid box etc.
Carry Original and Photocopy of Id Proof like Votar ID Cards including passport size photograph for Silk Route Permit. Need to carry Birth Certificate or ration card in mandatory for minor too.
The Silk Road primarily refers to the land routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe. The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length, beginning in the Han dynasty in China (207 BCE–220 CE).
Who started silk route in India?
The Silk Route was a historic trade route that dated from the second century B.C. until the 14th century A.D. It stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean, traversing China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greece, and Italy
What is silk route in Sikkim?
Silk Route of Sikkim
The Old Silk Route or Silk Road which passes through East Sikkim is a part of the ancient network of trade routes which connected China to India.
What is the best time to visit Zuluk?
Best time to visit Zuluk:
During August and September, Zuluk is drenched is a riot of colours of wild flowers. The whole region is covered in various wild flowers. From January to April Zuluk is covered in snow. The rainy season of May to July is usually foggy but the rest of the year it has nice sparkling weather.
How do I get from Gangtok to Zuluk?
From the Gangtok route to Zuluk, it is via Tsomgo Lake, New Baba Mandir, Nathang Valley, Kupup, and then to Zuluk. It takes about 4 hours of a distance drive from Zuluk to the various places. But from Kalimpong, the route is via Pedong, Aritra, Rhenock, Rongli, Phadamchen and then to Zuluk.
Where is Thambi?
Thambi view point is a place located on the way to Nathang Valley and the Old Baba MAndir in East Sikkim i.e., the Old Silk Route.
Which day Nathula Pass is closed?
Nathula Pass is only open for Indian visitors for 5 days a week including Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and closed on Monday & Tuesday for two days. You will only be allowed after you get a permit to visit it through a registered Travel AgencyNathang Valley ( Old – Silk – Route) :
Gnathang Valley or Nathang Valley is popularly called the “ Ladakh of the East India”. Situated at the height of 13,500 ft. above the sea level Nathang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Old-Silk-Route.
How can I go to Nathang Valley from NJP?
By Air: The nearest airport of Nathang Valley is in Bagdogra. It is an approx 5½hrs journey to reach Nathang Valley from Bagdogra Airport. Distance: The distance between Bagdogra to Nathang Valley is 170 kilometers. By Rail: The nearest railway station of Nathang Valley is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).