Cost : INR 8200 (MAP)
Places Covered : Aritar, Mankhim, Zuluk, Padamchen, Lungtung, Gnathang, Kupup Lake, Thambi View Point etc.
Best Time to Go : March-May & October-December.
Snow Time : January to March.
Duration : 5 Days.
Trade linkages between British India and Tibet through the passes of Sikkim dates back to the late 18th Century. It was the report written by john Edgar the Deputy Commissioner in Darjeeling in 1873 that really captured the attention of the British India Government with regard to the great strategic and commercial potentials of this route in Sikkim. The Later half of the 1890s, witnessed a fairly good trade of British India with Tibet through Sikkim passes as highlighted by the extract of the diary of the Political Officer for Sikkim. The diary extract of the 16th January 1898 states, "The trade for December are very good, amounting to Rs 3,41,290. This includes a consignment of Gold worth Rs. 16,800- the finest that has been sent in for some years." The adventurous younghusband Mission launched from Sikkim with a military escort (1903-04) accomplished its task of reaching Lhasa thereby leading to 1904 Convention that firmed up the Anglo-Tibet trade. This is plan for a jeep safari for a memorable trip to the mesmerizing corner of India – the ancient Silk Route, which used to connect Lhasa in Tibet via the Jelep La Pass to India and onward to the rest of the world. Even now most of the route is restricted area due its international boundary with China (Tibet) and the route is controlled by the Indian Army named as - “Cloud Warriors”.
"Meet & greet" with our company representative on arrival at NJP / IXB / Siliguri and drive to Sillerygaon ( 95 km., 4-5 hrs.0. After arrival check-in & get fresh. Enjoy your leisure evening at local area by walk at your own. Overnight stay at Sillerygaon in a homestay.
After breakfast drive to Aritar. After arrival check-in, get fresh, take lunch. After that enjoy the boating at Lampokhri Lake, the highest boating lake in Sikkim and Enjoy the boating in this high altitude beautiful lake & enjoy the sunset from the nearest Mankhim Dara view point by your own. Overnight Stay at Aritar / Mankhim in a home stay.
After breakfast check-out, at first go to Rongli office for your inner line permit & after getting permit drive towards Zuluk. Enjoy the en-route sightseeing of Kuekhola Falls, Padamchen village & many more snow covered peaks, After arrival check-in, take your lunch. Enjoy the view of Zuluk Valley at evening & spend your leisure time at your own. Overnight stay at home stay in Zuluk.
After breakfast start journey towards Gangtok. Enjoy the beauty of Thambi View point, 32 Zig Zag Turns, Laxmi Chowk, en route sightseeing of Tukla Valley, Jelep-la Pass View Point and reach Kupup Lake at 13,900 ft. don’t miss the Elephant lake, see the World’s highest Golf course, the Yak Golf Course at 13,025 ft (Guinness Book Of World Records acclaimed), and the Ice Hockey ground. Here also see the highest cool water polo ground at Kupup. and finally transfer to Gangtok via New Baba Mandir, Tsomgo Lake. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast drive to NJP / IXB / Siliguri ( 121 km., 4-5 hrs. ) for your onward journey by Train/Flight.
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