ZULUK: Zuluk is located 85 km away from Gangtok. It lies extreme east of Sikkim state nearly sharing its border with West Bengal. Zuluk is very fast emerging a favourite tourist holiday destination at present. Huge demand of domestic and foreign tourist, Zuluk has become a most happening tourist spot in Sikkim. Zuluk was unknown for last many years but it’s natural beauty and spectacular location has identified itself as unique place in Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 10,000 ft in altitude, one can face splendid view of snow capped mountain range, Bhutan Chomolahri Peak, plains of Dooars , Darjeeling & Kalimpong. Earlier it was small hamlet and one of the major route of Silk Route till 1962 during Indo-China trade via Nathu-La and Jalep–La Pass. Nowadays due to large demand of the tourist there are few small hotels and home stays have been developed by local people. Early morning sunrise view and its rays with peak of Mt. Kanchendzonga from Zuluk is really un-matched and snow covered zick-jack road is seen a real picture of nature engineering. The ziz-jack road is often called 'bhul-bhulaiya'[confusing] road by local people. Visitor require to get Inner Line Permit [ILP] / [RAP] to visit this area which are issued during the visit of Tsogmo Lake, Nathula or Babamandir permit by Govt. of Sikkim. One can visit this area by visiting from Kalimpong via Pedong, Aritar, Rongli on schedule tour programme by registered tour operater.
SUGGESTED TOUR ITINERIES FOR ZULUk.
Day 1: Arrival at NJP Rly stn/ IXB Bagdogra Airport.
Meet and greet at NJP Rly stn / IXB Bagdogra Airport and proceed to Phadamchen. Sightseeing at Kuekhola Fall, Rongli Bazzar and reach at Zuluk. Overnight stay at hotel in Zuluk.
Day 2: Early in the morning see sunrise view and back for breakfast. After breakfast proceed to Gnathang Valley visiting Zigjack road, Lungthang and check in hotel at Gnathang. After refreshment visit Old Babamandir, New Babamandir, Kupup Lake, Elephant Lake, Jalep-la Pass, Yak Golf Course, Ice Hockey Field, Eagle Nest, Men-mecho Lake, and back to hotel at Gnathang for overnight stay.
Day 3. After breakfast start for Aritar, visit Lamphokori Lake / Aritar Lake, Mangkhim. You can have short jungle trek while visiting Budhist monastery, Aritar British Bunglow, Mangkhim [Rai Temple], Lampokhari to Mangkhim. Overnoght stay at Aritar hotel.
Day 4: After breakfast start for Reshikhola Resort via Rhenock Bazaar and reach Reshikhola Resort. Enjoy the riverside view of River Reshi. It is perfect serene beauty of nature. You can enjoy angling, swimming, river breeze, traditional food and evening bonfire. Overnight stay at Reshikhola Resort.
Day 5. After breakfast proceed to Ramdhura, Moonsung. On the way visit Cross Hill View Point, Pedong bazaar, Damshang Garhi, Ramitey View Point, Sillery Eco- Village and reach to Ramdhura. Visit Teesta meander view from Monsoong View Point / Magestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Overnight stay at Ramdhura Homestay.
Day 6: Early morning you can see sunrise view from Ramdhura, Icchey goan or any side from this area if weather is clear. Mt. Kanchenjunga is facing from everywhere in the area. Nature walk in Pineridge. Departure to NJP Rly stn/ IXB Bagdogra Airport via Hanuman mandir, Durga mandir, Deolo Hill, Kalimpong. Silk Route Tour Ends with Sweet memories.