Venturing On the Old Silk Route, 06 Nights/07 Days

Package Code KTT-06
Package Name Venturing On the Old Silk Route
Duration 06 Nights/07 Days
Includes Sightseeing, Accommodation, Transfers, Meals

Daywise Tour Itinerary

Road Tripping begins: From the airport we head to Pedong, a beautiful little town in Darjeeling district. (Estimated time on road: three hours)

Stay: Check in to The Silk Route Retreat, a rustic little homestay and our abode for the night. Freshen up for a cultural evening complete with folk dance and sumptuous authentic meal!

Adrenaline attack! Wake up to the clear blue skies and gear up for an action-packed day!After breakfast, we head for mountain biking / rock climbing. Don’t worry we have it all guarded for you. The activities will be done in expert supervision but these are definitely not for the faint-hearted. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Back to the retreat after a fun-filled day. Campfire, singing and dancing:evening at leisure!

Heaven & High Water: After breakfast, we head to the Reshi River Retreat (Estimated time on road: 45 minutes). A short trek through the leafy by lanes takes us to the retreat where we will be spending the night over good food and music.

Afternoon at leisure: Have lunch by the river, go for village walks, which take you through the local village life where villagers with innocent smiles greet you.

Barbecue night: Evening at leisure, bonfire over some barbecue treats! Have fun l!

Across peaks and passes: After breakfast, we head to Lam Pokhari/ Aritar Lake crossing lush green mangroves, serene blue skies and some sleepy hamlets. You can also go for a boat ride in the beautiful Aritar Lake.

The Zig Zag way: After lunch, we head towards Nathang Valley via Zuluk. We drive through the famous Zig Zag Road of Dzuluk.

Arrival at the Nathang Valley and check into a cosy bungalow. Locals here say, “If you do not like Nathang Valley, you would not like paradise.” It is that beautiful!

Evening at leisure.

The Land of the Lepchas: After breakfast at the bungalow, we head to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. On the way we will take you through the scenic route of the Original silk route of Old Baba Mandir, Tukla Valley, Kupup Lake & Tsongo Lake . Every turn will take your breath away.... we are talking from experience!!!! The lake considered sacred by the locals. Located on the Indo-Chinese border and 30 km ahead of the lake is Nathu-La, the legendary mountain pass once part of the ancient Silk Route. The road to Changu and Nathu-La takes you past Sikkimese villages, army settlements and of course breath-taking scenery.

Arrival at Gangtok in the evening at around 4 pm, check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Go shopping, roam around! We say, check out the thumping Gangtok nightlife and party all night long!

Serene monasteries: After breakfast, we head to Enchey Monastery & Rumtek Monastery, which is about 23 kms away from Gangtok .

Evening on your own.

Back to where you belong: After breakfast, we head to Bagdogra Airport (estimated time on road: four hours). If time permits you can do a little bit of shopping on the way to stock up on some Sikkim supreme juices, pickles and souvenirs.


Inclusions

  • File handling executive at Gangtok
  • Accommodations in Medium category or similar
  • Daily breakfasts + dinners
  • Bonfires & snacks at Pedong & Reshi River
  • All meals while at Dzuluk & Reshi River
  • Hotel taxes
  • All transfers in the itinerary in 1 Non Luxury vehicles  .    
  • Silk Route passes & permits
  • Drivers allowance
  • Parking charges

Exclusions

  • Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
  • Meals : breakfast at all places
  • Transfers from one place to another
  • Sightseeing in private cars
  • Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
  • All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes

HOTELS USED


TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • 100% advance payment to be made for tour and hotels’ confirmation.
  • The firm is responsible for only those services which are charged from the guest.
  • Check in and Check out Timing of the Hotel will be according to the timing of the respective Hotels.
  • The firm is not responsible for compensating any loss or additional cost incurred by the guest while taking the tour.

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