Zuluk Tourism

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Way to scenic Gangtok

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Ranipool

Ganesh dutt Gautam
8th Feb 17

I am heading to Zuluk

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Reasons to go to Zuluk

1Kalimpong to Zuluk Loops
Kalimpong to Zuluk Loops

Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting road trip from Kalimpong to Zuluk! There could be nothing beeter than driving on the Zuluk Loops. The road through Zuluk makes almost 32 hairpin turns to reach Lungthung, which makes it a unique engineering feat. HolidayIQ Traveller Shouvik Chowdhury says, “It was an awesome trip to the place that falls on the silk route - Zuluk. The silk route bends, clear peaks, Kanchenjunga and the snowfall made my trip to Zuluk a mesmerising one!” HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji says, “An excellent drive! The lovely Zuluk Loops, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake and the Silk Route bends.”

Approximate Distance – 88 km

Estimated Driving Time – 2 hours

Pit Stop – Get some packed lunch from home and try to stop at  the river Reshi at Reshikhola to enjoy a late lunch on the banks.

Road Trip Checklist

Get your car or motorbike inspected by a trusted mechanic to make sure it is good for the trip.

Rest for a few days prior to the trip so that you’re ready to make the most of all the time you have.

Stock up a first aid and an emergency kit.

Pack as light as you can so that you have plenty of room available for those great souvenirs.

Charge your power bank so that your phone and camera does not die midway.

 So what are you guys waiting for? Just pack up, fuel up your ride, and hit the road.

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2A Village With No Hotels - Zuluk
A Village With No Hotels - Zuluk

HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji shares, “An excellent trip. The lovely Zuluk Loop, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake, the Silk Route bends, Kanchenjunga at Thambi, snowfall on the road, old & new Baba Mandir, Sherathang, Tsomgo (Changu) Lake are must-visits.”

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3The Region Has Terrible Roads
The Region Has Terrible Roads

HolidayIQ Traveller Shouvik Chowdhury says, “It was an awesome trip to the place that falls on the Silk Route - Zuluk. The silk route bends, clear peaks, Kanchenjunga and the snowfall made my trip to Zuluk a mesmerising one!” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji says, “September to February is the best time to visit Zuluk because the weather is beautiful and you can watch the amazing sunrise.”

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4Kalimpong to Zuluk
Kalimpong to Zuluk

Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting road trip from Kalimpong to Zuluk! There could be nothing beeter than driving on the Zuluk Loops. The road through Zuluk makes almost 32 hairpin turns to reach Lungthung, which makes it a unique engineering feat. HolidayIQ Traveller Shouvik Chowdhury says, “It was an awesome trip to the place that falls on the silk route - Zuluk. The silk route bends, clear peaks, Kanchenjunga and the snowfall made my trip to Zuluk a mesmerising one!” HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji says, “An excellent drive! The lovely Zuluk Loops, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake and the Silk Route bends.”

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5And Drive On Zuluk Loops With 32 Hairpin Turns!
And Drive On Zuluk Loops With 32 Hairpin Turns!

Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting road trip! There could be no better ending to the year than driving on the Zuluk Loops. The road through Zuluk makes almost 32 hairpin turns to reach Lungthung, which makes it a unique engineering feat.

HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji says, “An excellent drive! The lovely Zuluk Loops, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake and the Silk Route bends."

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Reviews (18)

Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.6/5

248 reviews

A Nature lover's paradise

Zuluk is a wonderful destination in East Sikkim. Need to make a permit to visit the upper Zuluk. On the third day of our Silk Route trip, early morning we left Aritar and moved towards Padamchen via Rangoli. We stopped for an hour at Rangoli market and there our tour conductor made permit for us to go ahead. Upper Zuluk is a small hamlet situated at a height of near about 10, 000 feet on the rugged terrain of the Himalayas in East Sikkim. There are some awesome view points. Zigzag view point is one of them and from there we found the panoramic view of 30 hairpin turns zigzag road. This is the iconic landmark and popular tourist spot in silk route.

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  • A Nature lover's paradise
  • A Nature lover's paradise

Sreelata Lodh

Sreelata Lodh5.0/5

10 reviews

Heaven on earth

Hi! This is a pleasant experience travelling to Zuluk last November '16. Zuluk is a awesome place - like a heaven on earth .. This is an ideal place for bird lover also ..
Mr. Anmol was there to guide the whole tour. He is young, smart, very responsible guey. All sets were arranged very well with warmth welcome. A smiling face with caring, helpful hands were always there .. A homely atmosphere. A big thank to Mr. Anmol and I would wish to recommend him if any body is going there for a wel planned tour to sikkim. His contact number is 8101216161. You can also mail him to anmol. Sikkim19@gmail. Com. You may contact him for suggestions and guidance for sikkim ..

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Recommended Duration in Zuluk

Number of days to spend in Zuluk as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

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3 days

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Zuluk Overview

About Zuluk Tourism

Located in the lower Himalayas in east Sikkim, Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet and is an unexplored destination which has gained importance owing to its strategic location on the historic Old Silk Route and its proximity to the Indo-China border.

The Old Silk Route was the official corridor between India and China. The Silk Route originates from Kalimpong and passes through Pedong, Aritar, Zuluk and Jelepla to Chumbi valley located in Tibet. However, after the Chinese aggression, this route was closed and Nathula was made the official corridor between India and China. In addition, an army base is located at Zuluk, which is utilised as a transit camp for the army movement towards the Chinese border. Majority of the inhabitants comprise of immigrants of Nepal, who settled at Zuluk. Since Zuluk is inhabited mostly by Nepali migrants, the village is dominated by Sikkimese-Nepalese culture.

Dashain, celebrated in the month of October, is the biggest festival and is also the most prominent festival of the region. Furthermore, Tihar is another famous festival, which is celebrated 15 days after Dashain. In addition to these festivals, dances are also performed to celebrate the cultivating and harvesting seasons in the region. The 'Dhan Naach' and 'Maruni' are two popular dance forms of this region.

Zuluk is famous for Sunrise Point and Tsomogo Lake, which is a popular picnic spot. In addition, travellers visiting the destination can pay a visit to Nag Temple and the Adi Baba Mandir. Apart from this, the Lungthung and the Luxmi Chowk are popular among wildlife and nature lovers. The best time to visit Zuluk is during the summer season, when the village is blooming with a variety of rhododendrons.

Zuluk can be reached through airways, roadways and railways. The nearest airport serving the destination is Bagdogra Airport, which is located at a distance of 128 km from Zuluk. From there, tourists can reach the village by road. Those travelling by trains are served by the New Jalpaiguri Station, which is the nearest train station to Zuluk. In addition to this, Zuluk can be reached via road through Gangtok and Siliguri.

There is very limited accommodation facility in Zuluk. Travellers can look for accommodation options in Gangtok which is just 4 hours away from Zuluk or Aritar which is a nearby town.

Photos of Zuluk

Lungthung, Zuluk

Photo by

Sourav Ray

Way to Lungthang
Lungthung, Zuluk

Photo by

Sourav Ray

Lungthung, Zuluk
Lungthung, Zuluk

Photo by

Sourav Ray

Zigzag road covered with snow

There is so much to see in Zuluk.

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