East Sikkim

Silk route in Sikkim

The Silk Route in Sikkim is an ancient trade route which came helped carry out trade from Lhasa. The route crossed through Chumbi Valley, Through Nathula Pass and finally descended to Tamralipta (present-day Tamluk). The Trade route finally reached the sea and then was connected to other destinations like Sri Lanka, Bali, Java and the other the Far East places through Sea.

According to the Fa Hein, the famous traveler, this portion of the Silk route through Bhutan, East Sikkim and West Bengal was quite less traveled but is expected to have been discovered as an eminent trade route as early as First Century AD. The Silk Route through Sikkim made its way through the mountain passes of the Eastern Himalayas which are around 14000 feet above sea level. This Silk route which passed through Lhasa and Sikkim until it reached the Sea route was around 900 km which was the shortest distanced sea route from Lhasa and also a safe land route among others.

Present Day Silk Route

One of the safest and prominent silk routes passed through Lhasa and passed through Nathu La and Jelep La pass which was one of the shortest routes to the seaport of Tamralipta, from where the connectivity to other far east places was made possible. The rich heritage of Silk route and the ancient trade relations do not exist the same way that it id years ago, the present day alterations of the famous Silk Route still creates huge excitement among the tons of travelers who visit Sikkim in numbers every year.

The ancient silk route through Sikkim is an interesting travel package that has families, couples and some solo travelers signing in for some unique adventure that dates back to the first century. The relation of the present day location to the old routes which went through Sikkim is always an adventure that cannot be missed by adventure seekers.

Our expert Silk Route travel guides have been exploring the places themselves and are capable of guiding you and enlightening you about the different Silk Route destinations that are included in our Silk Route Packages.

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