Sikkim Silk Route or the Old Silk Route is the route that connects India and China. This route was used during first century AD for trade purposes. You could have guessed what type of goods would have been traded through this route. Yes, silk is the most common goods. Along with silk tea, horses and many other treasured commodities were traded. This route connects Bhutan, Sikkim, West Bengal, China and many other places. During the winter season between November and April, this route would be totally covered by snow making it the most inhospitable route. During summer and early winter, this route would be a paradise. This route connects some of the heavens in the world.
Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra to to Icchey Gaon
Reach Icchey Gaon from NJP. Nature Walk in Pine Forest. Overnight at Icchey Gaon.
Icchey Gaon to Mankhim
Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha from Icchey Gaon. On the way sightseeing at Pedong, Sillery Gaon, Reshikhola. Overnight at Mankhim.
Mankhim to Padamchen/ Zuluk
Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha from Mankhim. Sightseeing at Kuikhola Waterfalls, Lingtum, Lampokhari (Aritar Lake), British Bungalow, Rai Temple, Monastery. Overnight at Padamchen/ Zuluk.
Padamchen to Nathang
Early morning sunrise trip to Thambi View point and continue sightseeing at Zuluk, Zig Zag road, Lungthung and reach Nathang. Overnight at Nathang.
Nathang to Gangtok
Early morning sunrise trip to Eagle’s Nest Bunker or Lungthung. Return to Nathang for breakfast. Leave Nathang after breakfast for Gangtok. On the way sightseeing at Old Baba Mandir, Kupup Lake, New Baba Mandir, Menmecho Lake (you have to trek to reach Menmecho), Tukla Valley, Jelepla Pass, Yak Golf Course, Ice Hockey Field, Tsomgo (Changu) Lake. Drop at Gangtok.