Day 3: Nathang Valley
Morning after breakfast
We will start for Nathang Valley. Zuluk to Nathang is only 22Km and it will take only 40 minutes to reach the destination. Nathang is the highest location to stay in the Indian part of the Old Silk Route. It is one of the remotest Tibetan habitations in Himalayas. Nathang Valley usually remains covered with thick snow from January to April.
The panoramic view of winding roads across Zuluk (also spelt as Dzuluk) with 32 turns is an interesting sight to Nathang. Lungthung - Dhupidara also has a great view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and so does Thambi View Point and Tukla Valley. From Nathang, you can also move ahead following the GN Road and reach Kupup Lake (also known as Elephant Lake or Bitan Cho) at 15,600 feet above sea level.
Reach Nathang, freshen up!! Enjoy the evening at Nathang.
Night stay at Nathang.Morning after breakfast
Visit a nearby village called Kashyong and see an old traditional Lepcha house.
You can then visit Tinchuley View Point. You get sweeping views of Kanchenjunga peaks as well as the valley below, Jelepla pass, Nathula and also Sikkim hills.
Another wonderful view point is Ramitay. From here you can see the river Teesta meandering through the valley below and also the towering Kanchenjunga.
If you have time, visit the nearby Sillery Gaon, a small sleepy hamlet almost hidden on one side of a mountain slope. It's located at an altitude of 6,000ft at a distance of about 8kms from Pedong and surrounded by pine forest. This small little mountain village with only handful villagers & their families, offers stunning views of Kanchenjunga and the river Teesta meandering through the valley. You get the view of longest stretch of Teesta from Sillery Gaon.
The day we will start for Zuluk (2 hours 15mins from Pedong - around 65km).On the way - Padamchen, Keokhola, Lingtam
Reshi river is one of the attraction is Reshikhola and you will also find some exotic species of birds in the location.
Padamchen is an excellent base for sightseeing of the other notable places in the Silk Route circuit. Padamchen village is an ideal place for the avid bird watchers. The village offers shelters to a wide range of birds like Fulvettas, Laughing thrushes, Steppe Eagles, Honey Buzzards, Wrens, Tits, Pheasant and many more.
Overnight stay at Zuluk.
Meals : Home Stay Meals -Veg/Non-Veg Meal