Tuesday, 19 May 2015

'Sikkim' Tour - Zuluk


Hey folks, I was out on a travel spree and to one of the most beautiful places in India i.e 'Sikkim'! 
We went to Zuluk and Nathang Valley, a terrain of more than 10,000 feet at lower Himalayas in East Sikkim.

"It was once a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India." Read more Here and Here.

It was a tour package with GoingWild group which organizes wildlife and birding trips. That means one goes to watch and moreover ‘photograph’ the wildlife/birds species of the place. :-) But besides that you'll be enjoying the beautiful places, people and local culture!

Check my bird pictures here -- > Birds of Sikkim

Going uphill you experience the hot weather getting cold and keeps getting cold till you feel like wrapping yourself in layers. The weather gets pleasant in a way. Our driver was a good guy, his mother; our home-stay aunty was sweet and motherly, our home was simple, warm and welcoming, food was homely and the view was breathtaking, surrounded by mighty mountains which get engulfed in fog anytime.

With an enthusiastic group and experienced group leader Dibyendu Ash, we explored the place, saw lots of beautiful birds, photographed them as well as learned about them. We also had memories of a lifetime. Rain, snow, earthquake ... lots more to share! Let the pictures speak :)

> Part - 1: Zuluk <

Near our home-stay... isn't the background gorgeous!


Buddhist Prayer Flags.


These pretty flowers were everywhere!



A cute home on the way at Rongli.



Furry, cuddly dogs :-) I love dogs!



.. and dogs love me :)



The Silk Route at Zuluk! It was a spectacular view ...




Evenings were equally enchanting



some beautiful flowers



Kangchenjunga seen from a distance, it's the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest.



A local lady working



The beautiful ways and the pretty homes!



I found these very interesting!




The group :)



Aunty teaching us how to make Momos!



And we had some authentic yummy Momos.



Homely food




The top view of the place.



Me :)

Read about my Nathang Valley trip --> Sikkim tour #2
And do not forget to leave your comments ~



20 comments:

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  2. Wowwww beautiful photos, Looks like you had an amazing time! :')

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  3. Wow! I enjoyed looking through your travel photos!
    Hopefully one day, I'll travel the world.
    The top view is breathtaking and driving at the Silk Route seems like fun! Haha.
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  4. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! However, I expected more pictures of snowfall, there are none? :(

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  5. Wow .. This is one of the best travel posts I have read. The pics are amazing. The view of Silk route is so beautiful! And the dogs are the best! (I love dogs too). I need to go here!!!!

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  6. Wow the clouds look amazing behind you! Stunning photos ♥ And the little dogs are adorable!!
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  7. Wow, what a views, they're breathtaking, it had to be amazing trip!

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  8. Hi Tanuja
    All the pics r really beautiful
    I am sure you had grt trip
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  9. Great pics, Tanuja!
    Thank you for visiting me and leaving me a comment on my blog!
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  10. Wow, this seems like a worth-the-sweat trip Tanuja :) The views are amazing, the surroundings too and everything along the way :) xx Maja
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  11. Enchanting pictures of the ever enchanting Himalayas !
    Great work :)

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  12. And start following back :P
    makes it easier for me, rather than sending you a link everytime !

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  13. its a wonderful place! one on my bucket list this year is to do hiking!

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  14. Sikkim is such an amazing place. Thanks for stopping by!


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  19. A wonderful post Tanuja. Could you please help me out with how you went about planning your trip to Zuluk? I will be traveling solo to Sikkim this April. Do I need to prebook a 2D/1N trip for Gangtok-Nathula-Baba Mandir-Zuluk-Gangtok or can I do it on sharing basis even after reaching Gangtok? Any chance you might have the contact details of the tour operator/driver you engaged?
    Looking forward to your response.
    Thanks

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  20. Sikkhim is one of the beautiful paradise in india.The people who go there they fall in love with the beauty of Sikkhim.In your blog you have showed beautiful images and the way you explained about your experience is really awesome. Want to explore the hidden paradise of india then book your tickets from Bus Ticket Booking portal and enjoy your travel.

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