Zuluk or Jhuluk is a hamlet located in the lower Himalayas, at an altitude of 3000 meters. It is located in East Sikkim, near the Indo-China border. It is comparatively a new and offbeat tourist destination. In fact, special permits are required to tour Jhuluk. The place has a population of around 700 people and the army base located there is used as a transit camp for army movement to the Chinese border, located a few kilometers away. Previously, it was a part of the popular silk route connecting Kalimpong to Tibet and was mainly used by traders traveling to Tibet. In winters, the entire area around Zuluk gets covered in snow and after the rains in September, this whole region is covered in wild flowers of all types. However, this small village of Zuluk is used as a base to see one of the most magnificient sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha
From Jhuluk, you can reach Thambi View Point by driving on a winding road. Situated at an altitude of 11,200 feet; the spot offers excellent view of the entire eastern Himalayas. You can also go ahead and reach Lungtung, at an altitude of 13,000 feet to enjoy another complete panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Another 30 mins drive would take you to Kalpokhri Lake, Adi Baba Mandir and Kupup Lake. The Kupup Lake (Bitang Cho lake) also known as Elephant lake owning to it shape which resembles and elephant is also a very popular destination. You would also find the highest golf course in the world near Kupup Lake. You can further travel Nathula Pass, New Baba Mandir Tsomgo Lake and reach Gangtok. Menmecho Lake, which is tyhe source of the Rangpo River is also visible in the distance from the road after crossing Kupup.
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