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Silk Route Stay And Accommodations

Homestay Accommodations are mostly in homestays operated by locals and promoted by the State. Homestays refer to a type of accommodation where travelers stay in the homes of local residents rather than in traditional hotels or guesthouses. It offers a more personalized and immersive experience, allowing visitors to connect with the local culture and lifestyle. Homestays can vary widely in terms of style and amenities, ranging from simple and rustic accommodations to more luxurious and modern setups.

Key features of homestays include:

Local Experience: Homestays provide an opportunity for travelers to experience local life firsthand. Staying with a host family allows guests to engage with the community, participate in local activities, and gain insights into the customs and traditions of the region.

Personalized Hospitality: Hosts often go out of their way to make guests feel at home. This can include home-cooked meals, personalized recommendations for sightseeing, and a more personalized level of service compared to larger accommodations.

Cultural Exchange: Both hosts and guests can benefit from cultural exchange. Visitors can share their own culture with the host family, while also learning about the local customs and traditions.

Cost-Effective: In many cases, homestays can be more budget-friendly than hotels or resorts. This makes them an attractive option for travelers looking to save money while still enjoying a unique and authentic experience.

Local Knowledge: Hosts are typically familiar with the local area and can provide valuable information about the best places to visit, eat, and explore. This local knowledge can enhance the overall travel experience.

Homestays have become increasingly popular with travelers seeking a more authentic and meaningful travel experience. Various online platforms and websites facilitate the booking of homestays, connecting hosts with potential guests. However, it's important for both hosts and guests to communicate effectively and set clear expectations to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved.

Sillery Gaon, Icche Gaon, Pedong, Rishi Khola, Rangpo Khola, Aritar, Mankhim, Padamchen, Zuluk, Lingtham, Gnathang Valley are village settlements offering decent homestays.

Planning a Silk Route Tour?

Sikkim Silk Route Tour Packages are customised as per guests requirements depending upon time and budget. Sikkim Silk Route from NJP can be also planned along with other tours to Sikkim like North Sikkim, South Sikkim, Darjeeling, etc.

Our services are end to end starting from Njp Railway station or Bagdogra Airport and includes all services like permits, transportation, homestays & meals. Different Duration Packages are available starting from 3 Night 4 Days Onwards. Please check out Different duration tour packages here.​​

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You can explore the Sikkim Silk Route Tour in your own bike or hire one from Siliguri. The permits for bikers are issued only from Gangtok Police Station and Tourism Office. Rongli Police Station only issues permits for cars with Sikkim Number Plates.

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​​​Q: How To Visit?

A: The Silk route can be explored staying overnight at Gangtok and then exiting via Kalimpong. Or one start from Kalimpong from NJP and return back via Kalimpong.

For a shorter duration package, start from Gangtok and cover Silk route staying 2 nights at places like Zuluk, Padamchen, Aritar, Lingtham, Sillerygaon or Rishikhola and proceed for onwards destination. For longer duration packages you can avail 4/5/6 Nights stay and explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayas. Any route you take, you will enjoy and remember visiting the Silk Route.

Q: What are permits required to visit Silk Route Tour Packages?

A: For Indian Citizen Inner line permits are mandatory for every one. Persons of NON indian origin are not allowed to visit the Silk Route. ILP can be availed from Gangtok or from Rongli Check post. Indian identity proof other than Aadhar card and photographs are required for processing the permits.​

​Q: What is Best Time To Visit Silk Route Tour Sikkim?

​A: Silk route can be visited any time of the year but months of July, August and September are not suggested due to the monsoon. During the winters months of December, January & February frequent snowfall happens and is a tourist delight but sometimes keep roads closed at the higher altitudes.

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Things To Carry in Silk Route Tour

Please remember to carry following things when you are undertaking a Sikkim Silk Route Tour Package

Any Identity proof other than Aadhar Card.

2 Copies of Photograph.

Any Prescribed Medicines, also basic medications.

Warm Clothes as well as waterproof jackets.

If you are staying in places like Gnathang or Zuluk or in winter season then its advisable to carry  hot water bags.

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Sikkim Silk Route Tour Package Cost

Silk Route Tour Cost depends on persons travelling. 

For 2 person a 3 Night 4 Days tour will cost you Rs 1100/- per  person.

Same Tour for 8 person will cost Rs 4800/- per head.

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What is Sikkim Silk Route?

The Silk Route in Sikkim refers to the ancient trade route that connected India with Tibet and China, passing through the picturesque landscapes of the Eastern Himalayas. The Sikkim Silk Route, also known as the Old Silk Route, has gained popularity as a scenic and historic trail for tourists. Here are key aspects of the Sikkim Silk Route:

Historical Significance:
The Silk Route through Sikkim has historical importance as it was once a vital trade link between India and Tibet, facilitating the exchange of silk, spices, tea, and other goods.

Geographical Context:
The Sikkim Silk Route passes through the rugged terrain of the Eastern Himalayas, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, dense forests, and charming hamlets. The route covers high-altitude areas, including Nathula Pass, which is located at an elevation of over 14,000 feet.

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Nathula Pass:
Nathula Pass, a crucial part of the Silk Route, is located on the Indo-China border and was a significant trade route in ancient times.
Visitors can reach Nathula Pass by obtaining permits from the relevant authorities, and it provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Changu Lake (Tsomgo Lake):
Changu Lake, situated on the way to Nathula Pass, is a glacial lake surrounded by majestic mountains.
The lake freezes during winter, creating a surreal and serene landscape.

Zuluk, a small village along the Silk Route, is known for its breathtaking views of the Himalayas and is a popular stop for travelers.
The Zig Zag Road or the "Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple Road" leading to Zuluk is a highlight, featuring numerous hairpin bends.

Thambi Viewpoint:
Thambi Viewpoint offers panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range, including Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.

Lungthung and Gnathang Valley:
Lungthung and Gnathang Valley are charming high-altitude regions with unique landscapes, providing opportunities for trekking and bird watching. Lungthung falls under Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary with home to different types of rhododendrons, ferns, birds and animals.

Homestay Experience:
The Silk Route offers the chance to experience local culture and hospitality through homestays in traditional villages, allowing tourists to interact with the local communities.

Yumthang Valley Extension:
Some Silk Route itineraries may include an extension to Yumthang Valley, renowned for its colorful meadows and hot springs.

Visiting the Sikkim Silk Route is not only about the historical trade route but also about experiencing the natural beauty, culture, and warmth of the people in this remote part of the Himalayas. It's an ideal destination for those seeking offbeat and immersive travel experiences.

Other Notable Destinations of Sikkim Silk Route

​Menmecho & Elephant Lake Further north of Gnathang Valley you come to Kupup. Right is the Elephant also called Kupup lake viewed from the Elephant Lake View Point you an take right turn and to the edge of the lake. Menmecho Lake on the left side and have to trek for half hour to reach the lake.

Jelep La(Pass) was a previous road near Tukla which crossed over to China. 

Kupuk Yak Army Golf Course & Environmental Park boasts of Guinness Book listing for the highest golf course in the world and a popular attraction of Silk Route Tour Packages.

Tukla Valley is where the original Old Baba Mandir stands. At 12500 ft. Tukla valley has a war memorial, constructed by British commemorating death of British soldiers in war with Tibetan forces from Sikkim in 1888.

Lampokhari/Aritar Lake at an altitude of 4600 ft  is the only lake having boating facility in Sikkim. Aritar Monastery renowned for traditional architecture, carved and painted murals is a major attraction of Sikkim Silk Route Tour.​

Sillery Gaon/Pedong/Icchegaon in West Bengal offer an magnificient view of Mount Kunchenjunga and excellaent stay locations of Silk Route Tour Packages. These places does not have much activity but one can visit Ramitey View  Point, Damsang Fort Ruins, Sangchen Dorjee Monastery and the Cross Hill. 

Inclusions And Exclusions of Silk Route Tour Package


Pickup Drop From Agreed Location

All Transfers and Sightseeing by Car.

Stay in Homestay

Meals- Starting from arrival at Homestay on Day 1 to breakfast on departure date.

All Toll Parking and Permits.


Campfire Charges

Bar B Q Charges

Day 1 Breakfast, Departure day other meals except breakfast.

Any porterge & Tips.

Silk Route By Bike & Private Cars