The Old Silk Route in Sikkim is an offshoot of the ancient and historic Silk Road, which was once a large network of trade avenues. This road had been part and parcel of a cultural amalgamation that encompassed various regions of Asia and connected the East and West of India, China, and Pakistan across the Mediterranean Sea. The part, which passes through Sikkim, connects China and India via the Lhasa, Nathu La, and Jelep La Pass and reaches Tamralipta (now Tamluk) in West Bengal. From here, this road connects to the sea in the east. It is believed that this road chanced upon traders in the First Century AD itself! The road extends to more than 6,500 kilometres and was once used for excessive trade of gold, copper, cotton, sugar, salt, tea, and horses. Did you know this is the first information superhighway in the world? The next time you make a Silk Route Sikkim tour plan don’t forget to relish the beauty of the roads that have been witness to perhaps over millions of trade deals. Today, the traders have bidden adieu. But, the snow-clad, rhododendron-filled path still welcomes you. We bet it would be an experience of a lifetime.
3 Hours Before Train Time
If you want to select this tourism package for your holiday season, then here are a few things that you can expect in your tourism package.
Train from Howrah / Sealdah station
Reach at NJP station and transfer to Sisney (n/s) via Rongli River and Sisney waterfalls
Sisney to Zuluk (n/s) early morning enjoy the beauty of Thambi view point, 95 turns Zig Zag road, Strawberry lake, LaxmanChowk, Eagle- nest bunker, Gangthang valley, Tukla valley, Kalaphokari lake, Four lake point, Old baba Mandir, Jalap- la pass view and reach kupup 13,900ft. Elephant Lake at kupup, Yak golf course 13,025 ft, Ice Hockey ground, Cool water polo ground at kupup
Zuluk to Ariter (n/s) covering the sightseeing of Ramitey view point, Silent Valley, Lampokhari lake, Dak Bungalow
Early morning enjoy the Changing colors on Mt. Kanchenjunga and Himalayan range from resort, After Breakfast move to Ariter to lchagaon (n/s) via – local sightseeing
After Breakfast start from Ichagaon to njp station drop and train with a sweet Silk route memory
Reach at Howrah / Sealdah / Kolkata station