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The Truth About Old Silk Route with Reshikhola 3 Nights / 4 Days

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Title: Breaking News: The Genuine Truth about Old Silk Route – East Sikkim Revealed

Summary: Read on to know in details about the ancient silk route in this beautiful place of North East India.

Heard of the famous silk route? Well, here we shall dig out a bit of history about the Old Silk Route that offers access to a variety of unique and offbeat places in Sikkim. Connect with a top-rated travel company in Kolkata to have an enchanting vacation amidst the hills of Sikkim, exploring the marvelous silk route.

Unveiling the Old Silk Route

Do you know about Lhasa? You must as it’s one of the most elevated cities in the world that used to be a prominent trading hotspot of old times. Are you aware of its closest seaport? If not, then you must be informed that Haldia Port in Tamralipta or current day Tamluk in West Bengal is one of the most significant shipping ports in Eastern India.

The distance between Lhasa and Tamluk was only 900kms. Right from Chumbi Valley in Tibet, a small piece of land between India and Bhutan, recently earned recognition due to the Doklam stand-off between India and China, across Nathu La and gradually through the mysterious hills of East Sikkim before meeting the plains of Bengal.

In modern times, this offshoot trade circuit merged into the historic ancient silk route to connect contemporary China to Europe. Soon, luxurious Chinese Silk along with knowledge, ideas and cultural exchanges started to take place via this route.

Serenity with a touch of history

The old silk route which starts from Gangtok and ends at Rongli or the other way round includes spectacular places in Sikkim that are exceptionally thrilling. The trail scales from about 5000ft at Rongli to 14500ft at Nathu La, encompassing lush greenery at the start to glacial lakes and snowy mountain passes further up.

Venturing the foothills of the route

Rongli

This is a small important town in East Sikkim surrounded by greenery which marks the first and last place of the route.

Reshikhola

Reshikhola is one of the most beautiful eco-tourism spots near Rongli that is an ideal place to start for the old silk route. Here, you’re sure to enjoy the gentle clear waters, pristine greenery and soothing silence.

Aritar, Lampokhari and Mankhim

Located at around 4000ft, Aritar which is 20kms from Rongli is a popular beginning or ending point travellers aiming for the silk route opt for. You’ll love to paddle-boat in the tranquil Lampokhari Lake near it. You’ll arrive at the lovely Mankhim Top which is 2000ft uphill from the lake after you cover a forested trail.

Venturing upwards

Lingtam

Here, you’ll have to get your permits checked after starting from Rongli.

Padamchen

Situated at about 8000ft, Padamchen speaks appealing green beauty and solitude. The place offers breathtaking view of the neighbouring valleys in the Himalayan evergreen forests and unexplored walking trails there.

Zuluk

This is one of the most popular places on the silk route that’s at 10000ft altitude about 10kms from Padamchen.

Viewpoints

Ganek, Thambi and Lungthung are the three strategic viewpoints that offer magnificent view of the majestic Kanchenjunga range.

Gnathang Valley

Also known as Ladakh of the East, this mesmerizing valley is an apple of the eye of the whole silk route. You’re sure to be captivated by the charming grassy valleys, glacial streams and gorgeous mountains.

Kupup and Memencho Lakes

The Kupup Lake that swirls in emerald blue shades and the Memencho Lake near it are two stunning high-altitude lakes of the silk route.

Tukla Valley

The exotic Tukla Valley is an extension of the lower Tibetan plateau that’s been less significant due to its proximity to International borders.

Old Baba Mandir

The new Baba Mandir which is a scheduled destination during Changu-Nathu La daytrip is a recent structure that’s built in honor of baba Harbhajan Singh. The original bunker in which the baba stayed falls on the old silk route.

Contact a well-known travel agency that conducts the best domestic holiday packages to relive history and take in beauty as you visit the important landmarks and exquisite spots of Sikkim’s famous silk route.

Itinerary
Day 1 : (Sillerygaon)DAY 01: NEW JALPAIGURI RAILWAY STATION Siliguri (NJP) TO Silari GAON (Lunch+ Dinner)
Day 2 : (Padamchen)Day 02: Transfer to Padamchen –(Breakfast + Lunch+ Dinner)
Day 3 : (Resikhola)DAY 03: TRANSFER TO RISHI KHOLA –(Breakfast + Lunch+ Dinner)
Day 4 : (Resikhola)Day 04: Departure to Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station (Breakfast)
Hotel Detail
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Home Stays Iceland Homestay
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Home Stays Himalaya Rahul Homestay
Homestay Himalaya Rahul Homestay
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Home Stays Banalata
Transfers
SourceDestinationVehicleNamePriceVehicleTypeRemarksUnits
NJP- SillerygaonRishikhola-NJPTata Sumo/ Similiar-Tata Sumo/ Similiar--
Other Info

  • DRINKS – MINERAL / SOFT/ HARD,
  • ZERO POINT & NATHULA PASS EXCURSION,
  • GUIDE CHARGES,
  • PORTER CHARGES,
  • ENTRY FEES,
  • CAMERA CHARGES, PERMISSION FEES, RIDE CHARGES, ANY OTHER FEES NOT
  • INCLUDED ABOVE.
  • CAMPFIRE CHARGES & BAR B Q CHARGES

CANCELLATION POLICY

FOR PACKAGE BOOKING

1. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 125 or more days before the onward journey 25% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

2. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 90 or more days before the onward journey 35% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

3. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 60 days before the onward journey 50% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

4. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 30 days before the onward journey 75% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

5. No Refund is allowed if request for cancellation is received in less than 20 Days before onward Journey Date.

6.For consideration of any reservation cancellation application must be supported by the advance payment receipt issued by our office and cancellation time computed accordingly. Parties outside Kolkata may request for cancellation by letter or email. No telephonic request for cancellation of reservation is entertained.

7.Company holds no liability if parties fail to catch schedule train/flight for their failure to turn up in time and also due to some last minute timing change effected by the Railways/Airlines. In all such cases, parties are at liberty to join our group at any subsequent station. And for such events, parties will have to bear all ticket costs, hotel and transportation expenses etc.

7.If the booking is made through the Agency/Tourism/Govt Bodies, cancellation should be done through them only.

8.In case of cancellation of reservation due to political and natural calamities, money will be refunded after deduction of cancellation charges as decided by the management.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR FIT/CUSTOMIZED PACKAGE BOOKING

1. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 120 or more days before the onward journey25% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

2. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 90 or more days before the onward journey 35% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

3. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 60 days before the onward journey 50% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

4. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 35 days before the onward journey 75% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

5.No Refund is allowed if request for cancellation is received in less than 25 Days before onward Journey Date.

6.For consideration of any reservation cancellation application must be supported by the advance payment receipt issued by our office and cancellation time computed accordingly. Parties outside Kolkata may request for cancellation by letter or email. No telephonic request for cancellation of reservation is entertained.

7.Company holds no liability if parties fail to catch schedule train/flight for their failure to turn up in time and also due to some last minute timing change effected by the Railways/Airlines. In all such cases, parties are at liberty to join at any subsequent station. And for such events, parties will have to bear all ticket costs, hotel and transportation expenses etc.

8.If the booking is made through the Agency/Tourism/Govt Bodies, cancellation should be done through them only.

9.In case of cancellation of reservation due to political and natural calamities, money will be refunded after deduction of cancellation charges as decided by the management.

10. Any Covid Related Cancellation, THE TOUR WILL BE RESCHEDULE IN THE NEXT POSSIBLE DATES. NO REFUND WILL BE GRANTED

11. If tour will be cancelled for any natural and political calamities company will not be responsible for any refund

For Hotel Booking

1. Cancellation Rules are solely depending upon the Hotel cancellation policy.

2.For consideration of any reservation cancellation application must be supported by the advance payment receipt issued by our office and cancellation time computed accordingly. Parties outside Kolkata may request for cancellation by letter or email. No telephonic request for cancellation of reservation is entertained.

3. If the booking is made through the Agency/Tourism/Govt Bodies, cancellation should be done through them only

4. In case of cancellation of reservation due to political and natural calamities, money will be refunded after deduction of cancellation charges as decided by the management.

FOR FLEET/TRANSPORTATION BOOKING

1. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 125 or more days before the onward journey 25% of the total amount of total fleet package amount will be collected as cancellation charge.

2. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 90 or more days before the onward journey 35% of the total of total fleet package amount will be collected as cancellation charge.

3. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 60 days before the onward journey 65% of the of total fleet package will be collected as cancellation charge.

4. In case of request for cancellation of reservation received 30 days before the onward journey 85% of the total package amount per person will be collected as cancellation charge.

5. No Refund is allowed if request for cancellation is received in less than 20 Days before onward Journey Date.

6.For consideration of any reservation cancellation application must be supported by the advance payment receipt issued by our office and cancellation time computed accordingly. Parties outside Kolkata may request for cancellation by letter or email. No telephonic request for cancellation of reservation is entertained.

7.Company holds no liability if parties fail to catch schedule train/flight for their failure to turn up in time and also due to some last minute timing change effected by the Railways/Airlines. In all such cases, parties are at liberty to join at any subsequent station. And for such events, parties will have to bear transportation expenses .

8.If the booking is made through the Agency/Tourism/Govt Bodies, cancellation should be done through them only.

9.In case of cancellation of reservation due to political and natural calamities, money will be refunded after deduction of cancellation charges as decided by the management.

Please carry 2 copies of Photo of each person travelling, along with Vaild Id Proof ( Voter Card for Adult and Birth Certificate for Kids) Xerox copy and also original and also Vaccination certificate copy

Please note that 2 xerox copies need to be carried of ID Proof along with original one

Also Vaccination certificate double dose print out for all adult

Please note that permission fees that need to be paid there

1- Rs 200 at NJP station for Union charge per car

2- Rs 500 for permission at Rongli for silk route per car

3- Rs 55 per person need to be paid at Padamchen for wildlife Tax

Above fees needs to be paid directly

According to the Sikkim Govt. Policy vehicles like Bus or Tempo Traveler or Sumo or Bolero or Maxx are not allowed to enter Gangtok city. So, this type of vehicle picks & drops only from Gangtok Taxi Stand. Stand to Hotel pick & drop cost approx. Rs.300/- per vehicle (4-seater) Not included in package.

Sikkim E pass also needs to be done which can be done from https://www.sikkimtourism.gov.in/Public/PublicMandates/TravellingMandates

The permission is required for entering Sikkim. All passengers entering Sikkim should apply prior their travel

Note :- HOTEL NAME IS SAME NOT SIMILAR ( Due to system generated voucher please ignore the similar option . Hotel is Sagarika at Gangtok )

  • ACCOMMODATION (NON AC),
  • FOOD – BREAKFAST, LUNCH EVENING TEA & SNACKS, DINNER
  • TRANSPORTATION (NON AC) WITH ALL POSSIBLE SIGHTSEEING AS PER
  • TOUR SCHEDULE,
  • PICK UP & DROP

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