Silk route is an ancient network of trade routes used for centuries originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea. Silk was the major trade product on this road; it was named the Silk Road in 1877 by Ferdinand von Richthofen – a well known German geographer. This ancient route not only circulated goods, but also exchanged the splendid cultures of China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greek and Rome. In India Silk route 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.
Silk Route Itinerary:-
Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra airport and our representative welcomes you and picks you up for the upcoming silk route package from here. Drive through the mountains with lush greeneries and with glimpse of Teesta river downhill on curvy turns of the hilly road head for Ichhey gaon. On the way visit Kalimpong, Dello park, Durga Mandir, Hanuman tok and Ramdhura. Reach Ichhey gaon and have lunch. Views of Kanchenjunga from ichhey gaon are mesmerizing. Take dinner and overnight stay at Ichhey gaon.
Day 2: After breakfast leave for Aritar. Visit places like Ramdhura, Algarah Bazar, Pedong Bazar, Cross hill, Vinayak Mandir on the way. After lunch, visit Aritar / Lamphokhri Lake. Also reach Mankhim view point and see the kanchanjunga peaks from here. Reach hotel. Have dinner and overnight stay at Aritar.
Day 3: Take early breakfast and leave for Rongli Bazar. Rongli is the place to make permit for your ongoing journey. After making permits, reach Lingtum to see the Kuikhola waterfalls. On the way visit Nimachen, Padamchen and reach Zuluk. Have lunch at the homestay and after that you can opt for a walk on the roads nearby. Take dinner at Zuluk homestay and overnight stay at Zuluk.
Day 4: This morning after taking breakfast, visit ZigZag Road view point, Thambi view point and pass through Lungthung. Visit Tukla Valley, Old Baba Mandir, Kupup lake / Elephant lake and reach Nathang valley homestay. Have lunch and take rest. Dinner at night, and overnight stay at Nathang Valley.
Day 5: Take breakfast and reach Reshikhola through way back Lungthung, Tukla Valley, ZigZag road, Zuluk and Rongli. Have lunch at Reshikhola homestay and enjoy the beauty of Reshi river. You can also have some fun at the river water here. Take dinner and overnight stay at Reshikhola.
Day 6: Take breakfast and leave for Neel Pahari resort, Damsang Valley. Visit Pedong on the way. Also you will be driven for sightseeing to Sillery gaon. Take a walk around this village and witness the picturesque of kanchanjunga again from this valley. Reach Neel Pahari Resort and have lunch. Take a brisk walk in the evening. Take dinner and overnight stay at NeelPahari resort.
Day 7: Take breakfast and leave for your dropping point. On the way back through Kalimpong town, teesta bazaar reach Bagdogra airport for your return journey. Happy journey.