Padamchen Tourism & Travel Guide

6 Days
Ride The Silk: Cycling To Nathula Along The Ancient Silk Route Of Sikkim 

What makes us realise our bucket list goals? Sometimes careful planning, and mostly the sudden ne...

Disha Kapkoti
7 Days
Silky Silk Route

Silk Route is an old route in Sikkim that connects Sikkim in India with China occupied Tibet. Sil...

Abhra Ghosh

Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,October,November,December
One would assume that Thimphu is still settling into its role as the capital of one of the happiest countries in the wor...
Best time to visit - March,April,May
Bhutan has gradually become a popular tourist destination. And if you are visiting Bhutan, you can't possibly miss the l...
Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,July
The twin towns of Malda and English Bazaar make for an unusual holiday destination. Serving as a gateway to Bengal, one ...
Best time to visit - March,April,May,September,October
A thriving commercial centre and a gentle mix of various ethnicities, Phuentsholing is a beautiful small town located in...
Best time to visit - March,April,May
Lying on the India-Bhutan border, Jaigaon is not a tourist place, but is frequented by tourists on their way to Bhutan. ...
Best time to visit - March,April,May,September,October,November
Mirik is a beautiful, laidback town, about 40 km from Darjeeling, popular for its scenic beauty and quiet surroundings. ...

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The day we crossed the Zuluk Loops. BTW do you even lift, bro?Phadamchen to Dhupidara (8000 ft – 11,500 ft).Distance: 24 kmsThe leg day continued on April 2 and this was personally a special part of the journey for me since it was the day we crossed the Zuluk Loops, the 32 hairpin bends that have been on my bucket list for years. Little did I know that I'd be pedalling along this spectacle of a route one day.Even before we reached Zuluk, I'd been cycling for kilometres on the winding roads mistaking the route for the famous Zuluk Loops. On reaching the Zuluk settlement for lunch, my heart sank when I noticed the real the Zuluk Loops were on the mountain that awaited us higher up on the route. When I finally rode on those roads that did not have much elevation, but whose turns on corners forced me to drag the bike on some occasions, it was a dream come true.Blame the erratic weather of the mountains for helping us witness the best and worst of Zuluk in a single day. Three kilometres before we could reach Dhupidara, the pitstop for the day, I noticed hailstones knocking on my windcheater and in the next 10 minutes, we loaded our bicycles on a pickup truck. By the time we crossed the next 3km, hailstones had coved the entire road.

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