Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk(Old Silk Route) Zuluk is an abode of peace.Zuluk is a hamlet close to Indo-China border. Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 9,500 ft above sea level in eastern part of Himalaya.There are around 700m people residing at Zuluk.Most of these people are mainly immigrated from Nepal.Zuluk is a small village surrounded by high hills. The main attraction of Zuluk is its eye catching zig-zag path,which is also called Zuluk loop. From Thambi view point you will have a birds eye view of Zuluk and surroundings. Zuluk is a ideal place for watching sunrise and sunset over world third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjungha. From top of the loop you will find clouds playing hide and seek with Zuluk. At afternoon the whole Zuluk valley hide under thick cloud. Best Time to visit: Zuluk is accessible through out the year but keep in mind winter in Zuluk is severe. During winter Zuluk faces high snow fall and freezing temperature. In summer the picture is completely opposite.Summer is wet and foggy here. During summer Zuluk and its surrounding hills remain covered with different kind of blooming rhododendron flowers. Zuluk sight seeing : Zuluk Loop: Zuluk is famous for its incomparable loops. There are approx. 30 loops in this zig-zag path. Ganek : Ganek is the sunrise point in Zuluk.Start early in morning(4:00 am) to reach Ganek and catch glimpse sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha. Nag Temple: This cave like structured temple is dedicated to Nag Devata(Snake God). It is locally believed that this temple is formed naturally through a crack in a giant sized...
Nathang Valley Travel Guide

Nathang Valley Travel Guide

A comprehensive information on Nathang Valley Nathang is called Ladakh of East Sikkim. Nathang valley is locally known as Gnathang Valley is situated at an altitude of 12,700 feet above sea level. Nathang village is one of the remotest Tibetian habitations in Eastern Himalaya. Here one can experience chilled wind waves blowing all around. Nathang usually remain snow covered from January to April. This time the whole valley become white desert. Govt. of Sikkim is planning to start skiing in winter. This village is one of the part of Old Silk route which connected India with China. What to see : Durga and Krishna Temple : There are two temples standing side by side. Vibrant colour of these temples is very eye catching in this arid region. Frozen Pond: There is a frozen pond just behind the Durga temple. Brahmin duck is a common species spotted here certainly. Buddhist Monastery : In the extreme right of the valley there is a small Buddhist Monastery. British cemetery: At Nathang there is a small British cemetery at the end of the valley .This is the highest point of Nathang valley. You will find some old grave here. Dafter Bungalow: In early days when the silk rout was open, Dafter Bungalow was used for custom duty collections but later this bungalow was renovated by the depertment of Tourism,Sikkim Govt. The original bungalow was built in 1920. There are three rooms and two of them are attached with bath and fireplace. No electricity is available here so generator is only source of power supply. Sunset Point : Just opposite to Dafter Bungalow there...