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Old 12th February 2016, 20:18   #16
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Day 3 continued ...

Abiding to the suggestion we went to Kupup but there we saw that the vehicles coming from Gangtok has occupied the whole place. The militants prevented us from going further because their training was going on beside the Kupup Lake however we peeped from the roadside and captured some snaps of the lake.

Thanks for sharing lovely pictures.

Did you mean military training? I hope it is not 'militants' or else it would be a dangerous route for civilian travelers.

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Yes, you are right .. Its Military Training.

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Thanks for sharing lovely pictures.

Did you mean military training? I hope it is not 'militants' or else it would be a dangerous route for civilian travelers.

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Awesome travelogue PointZero. You surely have some convincing power, otherwise it is very difficult to get permit during that time of the year and that too with a 2WD vehicle. The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the travelogue.
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You could write 2 full travelogues and I am stuck on the first. I salute your patience and writing skills.

Hope to travel with you one day. But for now - lovely writing and wonderful details.
Thanks Uprasenjit, I also wish to join you in a trip.Could not join you on your Uttarakhand trip due to work pressure. Will try next time.


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Excellent write up with some mesmerizing pictures there PointZero !!

You should name your Bolero "Chocolate Devil"

Kolkata BHPians seem to be storming Zuluk and it's nearby areas, in Sikkim.

Keep writing such wonderful travelogues, it's a treat !! Rated 5*
Thanks AJ-got-BHP. I am glad to see my first two travelogue on the home page. Thanks to all of you for your support and rating.

I was searching for long time for a apt name. Your suggestion is good one . Let me ponder over it.


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That is a great travelogue Point Zero The photos of the sunset are absolutely mindboggling and brings a different perspective to the people in the plains. How did you "Chocolate Devil" fare on the snow clad roads near Zuluk. Any issues or challenges you faced?
Not really. We did not face any serious challenges and I believe I am not the one who drives, rather my Bolero is the one who drives me to its favorite terrain.


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Awesome travelogue PointZero. You surely have some convincing power, otherwise it is very difficult to get permit during that time of the year and that too with a 2WD vehicle. The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the travelogue.
I am very stubborn when it comes to traveling.
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beautiful travelogue PointZero!

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Me: “Jabo. Kintu ajj na… kal” (Yes we will be going, but not today.. Tomorrow)


>> “Na Na hobena.. Amar porsu sakal ei bank khulte hobe..kai mai..kai mai… ” (Please do not do this. I have to open the bank day after tomorrow. Blah… blah… blah..)
the 'kai mai, kai mai' was LOL...
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Hotel Details:

Zuluk: Jennyfore Homestay,
Mr. Lamu Sherpa - 9593373804.
Rs. 800/- per day per head (including food)

Nathang: Gnathang Valley Home Stay / Himalayan Sherpa Home Stay.
Mr. Karma Sherpa / Mr. Lakpa Sherpa, 09900084301 / 09734150546.
Rs. 800/- per day per head (including food)

Darjeeling: Hotel Alice Villa

http://www.hotelalicevilladarjeeling.in/
Proper Parking Place Available.
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Route Map-

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Day 1.

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Day 2 and Day 3

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Day 4 and Part of Day 5
Thanks for the useful information! And a mesmerising travelogue once again with stunning pictures! Keep travelling and writing such beautiful pieces! Rated a well deserved 5 stars
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Wonderful Travelogue, thank you so much for sharing it. I have never been to Eastern part of India, your travelogue tempted me to the core. I need few information from you about Sikkim.

1. 7 days are enough for exploring Sikkim?
2. If I am coming from Mumbai. What should be ideal base point for journey onwards to Sikkim?
3. How is the road conditions in general?
4. What would be the best time to explore Sikkim? I mean least crowded
4. Are roads open to all the places round the year?
5. Do we need Permits?

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Please see my comment inline -

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Wonderful Travelogue, thank you so much for sharing it. I have never been to Eastern part of India, your travelogue tempted me to the core. I need few information from you about Sikkim.

1. 7 days are enough for exploring Sikkim?

>>There are 4 part of Sikkim, North, East, South, West. In 7 days you can either complete North or East and south (Sliiguri to Siliguri). Truly speaking I have made 6 trip to Sikkim till now and only able to covered the well known places. Rural places are much beautiful.


2. If I am coming from Mumbai. What should be ideal base point for journey onwards to Sikkim?

>> If you want to get all the permits and other facility in one place then Gangtok is the best place.

Option 2 - For north Sikkim you can get the permit from Mangan DM office.

Option 3 - For East Sikkim you can get the permit from Rongli SDPO office (Excluding Nathang pass)


3. How is the road conditions in general?
>> Completely depends on weather . But nowhere it is comparable to western ghats.

4. What would be the best time to explore Sikkim? I mean least crowded

>> Rainy season is less crowded. But mid December or starting of march is the best season if you want to enjoy the snow covered roads.

I will upload 2 more trip log (East in rainy days and North in March end) very soon. You can get an idea from there.


4. Are roads open to all the places round the year?

>> No, North Sikkim is open only from mid of March to mid of Nov i hope. depends on the weather. East Sikkim depends on the weather condition.


5. Do we need Permits?

>> Yes, For north Sikkim and East Sikkim. For south and west I did not asked for any permit till now. Need to check if there are any such places.

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FYI - The North Sikkim Roads -









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Wonderful Travelogue, thank you so much for sharing it. I have never been to Eastern part of India, your travelogue tempted me to the core. I need few information from you about Sikkim.

1. 7 days are enough for exploring Sikkim?
2. If I am coming from Mumbai. What should be ideal base point for journey onwards to Sikkim?
3. How is the road conditions in general?
4. What would be the best time to explore Sikkim? I mean least crowded
4. Are roads open to all the places round the year?
5. Do we need Permits?

Thanks
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Wow PointZero. What a mesmerizing travelogue and that to in December in the mighty Bolero. Congratulations! Cant stop gazing at the pictures over and over again.
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Thanks pawanarya.

Actually Sikkim has different beauty in different season of the year. I made another trip to the same place at rainy season 2 years back. trying to bring the travelogue in TBHP soon.


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Wow PointZero. What a mesmerizing travelogue and that to in December in the mighty Bolero. Congratulations! Cant stop gazing at the pictures over and over again.
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Loved reading the TL. The route plan and videos will come pretty useful to those planning for a Sikkim trip like me. You clicked some wonderful snaps & Hotel Alicevilla brought back memories of my last darjeeling trip Rated 5 Stars.
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Wonderful travelogue and great pictures! Rated 5 stars. The plan and travelogue is a good template for planning out quick extended weekend trips!
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Thanks Samfromindia,

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Loved reading the TL. The route plan and videos will come pretty useful to those planning for a Sikkim trip like me. You clicked some wonderful snaps & Hotel Alicevilla brought back memories of my last darjeeling trip Rated 5 Stars.
Thanks GhostRider28,

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Wonderful travelogue and great pictures! Rated 5 stars. The plan and travelogue is a good template for planning out quick extended weekend trips!
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