Sikkim

1. Non seasonal snow on Sikkim’s Silk Route:

Silk Route 7In recent years Silk Route, in East Sikkim, has developed into a major tourist spot, with thousand of tourist thronging the area for spectacular high altitude lakes, amazing views of Kanchenjunga and the feel of the ancient trade route. There are a different types of package depending upon the travellers time and budget. Starting from a single day hurricane tour to three day two night leisurely package ending at Gantok. Read more…

2. Aritar and Lam Pokhari Festival, East Sikkim:

Aritar 6Aritar (1498 m) in East Sikkim is a lunch pad for the high altitude Silk Route tour. Aritar itself is a beautiful scenic village with a touch of history. An extra day in Aritar will provide an interesting insight with an unique mix of history and nature, along with a much needed rest for the high altitude tour through a rugged landscape. Aritar is not just about a rest or an acclimatization stop for the silk route trip, Aritar is also the home to the Lampokhari Festival. Read more…

3. Sikkim Silk Route during Monsoon:

silk-route-8It was still dark and freezing cold and Mt. Kanchenjunga remained behind the clouds, but the white snow on the slopes of Mt Kabru and Mt. Kumbhakarana (or Janu) have turned golden with the rays of the rising sun. It was an early September morning and we watched the sunrise from the famed sunrise point of Lungthung, on Sikkim’s Silk Route. As I watched the the white massif turn golden, I was reminded of my previous visit to the Sikkim Silk Route. Read more…

4. British War Memorial, Nathang (Gnathang), Sikkim Silk Route:

silk-route-11The history of the Silk Route (also known as the Old Silk Route) in East Sikkim, is not restricted to the silk trade only. The high altitude rugged mountains was also the battleground between the Tibetans and the British in 1888. A memorial stands at Nathang (also called Gnathang) in memory of the British soldiers, who were killed in the battle. Toady the memorial complex can still be seen in Natrhang (Gnathang), consisting of two memorials and 15 graves. The old marbles plaques have been replaced by new granite plaque. Read more…

5. Birding Tour along Sikkim’s Silk Route:

sikkim-bird-3In recent years Silk Route, in East Sikkim, has developed into a major tourist spot, with thousand of tourist thronging the area for spectacular high altitude lakes, amazing views of Kanchenjunga and the feel of the ancient trade route. Apart from the amazing views of Kanchenjunga and the feel of the ancient trade route, the Silk Route of Sikkim offers an amazing bio – diversity. It is a paradise for bird watchers and wild life spotters and an amazing place for wild life photography. Read more…

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