Dzuluk, East Sikkim

Dzuluk Tour and Travel Guide

Situated on the rough terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim at an altitude of 10100ft, Zuluk or Dzuluk is a quaint hamlet close to the Indo-China border. Dzuluk is a relatively new offbeat tourist destination that has come into the radar of the traveler. Dzuluk being the first village in the whole Silk Route circuit to offer home-stay facilities for tourists has hyped the interest of travelers and it can also be used as a base to explore higher altitude destinations like Nathang Valley, Kupup, and Tsomgo Lake.

Located 95km from the bubbly town Gangtok, Dzuluk is a quaint village far away from all the rambunctious city life. It is a getaway for all the people who long to find solitude while experiencing life at a high altitude where the air is fresh and there is an unparalleled view of the Himalayan Mountain range.

Dzuluk is one of the finest tourist attractions in the Silk Route region that can be visited without any hassle if you opt for a well-planned package with all amenities included. Contact now for a free travel quote from our travel experts.

Dzuluk Sightseeing Attractions

The winding road of Dzuluk is sure an eye-catching landscape though the journey is hectic the scenic beauty of the hamlet will surely mesmerize you and worth the tedious journey. Since it is located at a high altitude with extreme climatic conditions, Dzuluk is still hidden from the outer world. It is a virgin destination that you can explore on your feet. Dzuluk offers an excellent view of sunrise over the Himalayas. There is a place called Ganek, situated at an altitude of 10600 ft and famous for its exquisite view of sunrise at dawn.

The rising of the sun is a phenomenal experience that cannot be described in words but can only be felt. And the sunset from this point is an awe-inspiring scene when snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas along with the guardian of the Sikkim, Mt. Khangchendzongha make an excellent showcase in the entire north.

Places to Visit near Dzuluk

Near the splendid Zuluk, there are lots of tourist places you will get to see. The major ones are as follows-

Lungthung- Merely 5 km away from Zuluk, Lungthung, at an elevation of 13,000 ft above sea level, is another worth visiting site. There are few houses you will get to see in this village. The habitants of the village are mostly from Tibet who had to flee their native land because of the Chinese invasion of Tibet.

Thambi Viewpoint- At a distance of around 14 km from Dzuluk, Thambi Viewpoint is a popular tourist attraction nearby. From the viewpoint, while standing at an altitude of around 11,200 feet above sea level, you will get to see the iconic zigzag road beneath. From here, the entire Himalayan range looks quite marvelous and the sunrise quite heavenly.

Tukla Valley- Known for the battle which took place here, Tukla Valley is another must-visit place near Dzuluk. In the year 1903, through the route of Tukla Valley, Lt. Col Francis Younghusband invaded Tibet with his British Army. During the fierce battle, more than 2000 Tibetan fighters lost their lives as well as many British soldiers. There is a memorial for the British soldiers who got killed here.

Nathang Valley- Nathang Valley is surely another quite popular place to visit. This place, at an elevation of 13500 feet above sea level, is truly a beautiful location blessed with fluttering prayer flags on the mountain edges, several streams crisscrossing the valley, and perfect peacefulness. It was once the home of traditional yak herders.

Old Baba Mandir- Another best place to visit near Zuluk is Old Baba Mandir. Here, you will get to see the original bunker of Baba Harbajan Singh, the dresses he used to wear, his writing desk, and the bed. Near his bunker, a temple is also made where tourists and devotees worship him.

How Do You Get to Zuluk

By Air: Even though Sikkim has its own airport (Pakyong Airport), the state mostly relies on Bagdogra Airport located in its neighboring state West Bengal. The approximate distance between Bagdogra Airport and Dzuluk is 140 kilometers.

By Rail: Till now, Sikkim does not have any railway infrastructure. As a result, it relies on its nearby railheads such as Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP). From its major nearby railway station, Dzuluk is approximately 135 km driving distance away.

By Road: From Kalimpong as well as Siliguri, you can quite easily reach Zuluk. If you opt for a private rented car from Siliguri, you don't require changing several vehicles to finally reach the desired destination. From Siliguri, the approximate distance of Zuluk is 130 km via NH 10.

Hotels and Homestay in Zuluk

There are no hotels here. However, in Zuluk, there are a few nice, clean, and pleasant homestays with Western bathrooms attached to the room. The mattresses are made up and have plenty of blankets and pillows. Food is home-cooked and served in dining rooms and hot water is frequently provided in buckets (a traditional wood-burning room heater). Most of the homestays do not provide television in the room. The cuisine is typically Indian, with veggies, eggs, and chicken being the most popular dishes. Fish cannot be availed here. Our Dzuluk package offers the best homestay available in Zuluk.

Best Time to Visit Dzuluk

No matter which time you visit Dzuluk, there is an alluring charm in each season. Winter is severe in Dzuluk with heavy to very heavy snowfall and freezing temperature while summer is wet and foggy. During the summer, Dzuluk and its surrounding hills are covered with thousands of blooming rhododendron. Hence, the best time to visit Dzuluk is from October to February and then again from March to May. Visiting the place during the monsoon season should be avoided as the road to reach Dzuluk gets frequently blocked and becomes inaccessible due to the frequent landslides.

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