7 Points To Visit in Zuluk in December

Situated at an altitude of 10,100 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim, Zuluk is a small mountain hamlet beside the winding roads. This is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in the state and is largely frequented by groups and couples. The village is a transit point to the historic Silk Route for tourists, which promises excellent views of the snow-capped Eastern Himalayas and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Zuluk is surrounded by wild virgin forests housing some wild animals such as Deer, Wild Dog, Himalayan Bear the Red Panda and a variety of birds.

Weather of Zuluk:

Tourism in Zuluk can be enjoyed year-round. Because this small village in East Sikkim experiences pleasant climate throughout the year, the whole region is drenched with a nice sparkling weather inviting many foreign as well as local visitors. Winters especially are characterized by a mesmerizing snowfall.

Top Sightseeing Places to See in Zuluk:

Zuluk is a transit point to see many sightseeing places in Gangtok, Sikkim. Views of sunrise, mountain peaks, placid lakes, passes, valleys, monuments will simply leave the visitors spell-bound.

1. Tukla Valley:

Tukla Valley

Tukla is a beautiful snow-covered valley in Sikkim which offers a majestic panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the surrounding mountain peaks. There you will also be able to see a war memorial built in the memory of soldiers who fell during the Tukla war.

Altitude: 12,500 ft.

Location: Zuluk, Sikkim.

2. Gnathang Valley:

Gnathang Valley

This high altitude plateau is one of the most scenic and famous tourist attraction places in Zuluk, Sikkim. Owing to the fact that the valley is generally covered with thick snow, Gnathang is being developed as a skiing point of the state.

Altitude: 13,500 ft.

Location: Zuluk, East Sikkim.

3. Lungthung:


Lungthung or Dhupidara is an important Gangtok sightseeing place which has been able to attract many foreign as well as Indian travelers to its abode to wildlife species like the Luxmi Chawk, Monal Pheasant, Khaleez Pheasant and Blood Pheasant. Tourists can also spot Red Panda, the national animal of Sikkim.

Altitude: 12,400 ft.

Location: Gangtok.

4. The Thambi View Point:

 The Thambi View Point

Another major attraction of Zuluk is the 11,200ft height Thambi View Point which offers an eye-catching view of the Kanchenjunga on one side and the amazing silk route view on the other side of the road.

Altitude: 11,600 ft.

Location: Zuluk, East Sikkim.

5. Adi Baba Mandir:

Adi Baba Mandir

Adi Baba Mandir which is also known as the Old Baba Mandir is a temple dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of the military regiment who is believed to have gone missing during a war. This is a temple wrapped in mysteries and folklores arresting the attention of many tourists visiting Sikkim.

Altitude: 13,123 ft.

Location: East Sikkim.

6. Kalpokhari Lake:

Kalpokhari Lake

Kalpokhari, a sacred lake in Sikkim is a well-known sightseeing place that is located close to the Baba Mandir. The color of the lake is so dark that it owns the name “Kalpokhari”. Another important feature of the lake is that if you view it from a particular angle, the lake will look somewhat like the Indian Political Map, and thus, many people also refer it as the India Lake.

Altitude: 12,500 ft.


7. Nag Temple:

Nag Temple

Nag temple is one of the most famous temples in Zuluk which is shaped in a cave that houses a naturally formed beautiful idol of Nag (King Cobra). The temple is dedicated to Nag Devta, a god in Hindu mythology.

Altitude: 10,000 ft.

Location: Zuluk, East Sikkim.

Reaching Zuluk from Gangtok

Distance from Gangtok to Zuluk is about 90 km. Therefore, it will take approximately 4 hours to drive you to your destination. But since it is a military settlement area, traveling to Zuluk requires a special permit. While traveling from Gangtok, you may opt the route via Tsomgo Lake, New Baba Mandir, Kupup, and Gnathang, but getting the permit to this route is relatively difficult. One can also travel through other common routes via Pakyong and Lingtham.

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and book a trip to Sikkim if you want to enjoy the amazing winter weather and snowfall.