Witnessing the beauty of Northeast India is a dream for many. Sikkim is a famous tourist attraction perched picturesquely in Northeast India. High-altitude destinations like Natula Pass, Tsomgo Lake fall on the way covered by the ancient trade route of Sikkim, the Silk Route.
East Sikkim is where lies the Silk Route, starting from Lhasa to Tamluk. And on its way to Tamluk, it crosses Nathula Pass and Chumbi Valley. Chumbi Valley is in the eastern range of Great Himaylay of the southern Tibet Autonomous Region, China. For compact exploration, you might choose a Silk Route package of 6 nights and 7 days.
If you have decided to travel by train, board a train to NJP/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Hire a private taxi or shared taxi to reach your destination. You might take a flight to Bagdogra Airport. Outside the airport, there’s a good number of taxicabs leading to East Sikkim.
Amazing destinations of the Silk Route tour
Travel agents ensure seamless car rental services. They help you transfer to Sillery Gaon. It’s a lovely village in Kalimpong District. The distance between Sillery Gaon and Icchegaon by road is 16 km. Now from Sillery Gaon, you’ll head to Aritar.
Aritar, a quaint hill station, sits at an elevation of 1498m., situated under the Rangoli sub-division of East Sikkim. It’s a beautiful village in Sikkim nestled at an altitude of 4000 feet. Choose a 4 night 5 days Silk Route Tour Package or customize one.
Lampokhri Lake, Dak Bungalow, and Aritar Gumpa are some significant attractions in Aritar. Here Lampokhri is an artificial lake wrapped up in the picturesque beauty of hills and pine trees. Your next venture awaits at Rongli, a mesmerizing town in East Sikkim, where the Rangpo river from Menmecho Lake flows through the town of Rongli.
Once you manage your Inner Line Permit permit from the SDPO office, head to Zuluk. Zuluk sightseeing is incredibly wonderful, offering sites like Thambi View Point, Tukla Village, Nathang Valley, Lungthung, Kupup Lake, Menmecho Lake, Kalpokhri Lake, Old Baba Mandir, Nag Temple, Nathual Pass, Tsomgo Lake.
Lying on the border of Sikkim and Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Jelep La Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass tucked into the Dongkya Range of the Eastern Himalayas at 13,999 feet. There you find a few military settlements around. The pass can be reached either through Kalimpong or through Gangtok.
Gangtok sits approximately 56 km. away from Nathula Pass. This high-altitude mountain pass used to act as a corridor pass between India and Tibet located at an elevation of 4310 m. For adventure enthusiasts, Nathula Pass is no less than a wonderland. Book a Silk Route package of 6 nights and 7 days at budget-friendly prices.
Nestled on the Old Silk Route at the Indo-China border, this mountain pass is a must-visit attraction in Sikkim. On the other hand, located around 40 km. away from Gangtok, Changu Lake, widely known as Tsomgo Lake, is a spectacular glacial lake in East Sikkim. Situated at an elevation of 3753 m., TSomgo Lake is revered as a holy site in this Northeast Indian state. Explore all these eye-astonishing sites of the Silk Route.