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Asia » India » Sikkim » Lachung May 16th 2022

Day-3: Gangtok to Lachung: Lachung is a small village near Tibetan border situated at 9,000 ft. It is a very scenic place – for that matter, entire Sikkim is a scenic beauty. On 5th May, day time temperature forecast was 6°C and night temperature forecast was 1°C. We were told that taxi will arrive anytime between 9 and 11! This is a major (and common) problem in Sikkim. Taxi operators have formed a cartel and they dictate the terms. In Sikkim (eastern part of India), sun rises early. Unless it is raining, there is broad day-light by 5.30 in the morning in summer. And you have to wait till……..may be 11 for the day to start! In Sikkim, taxi operators ply on specific routes. Eg, taxis on Gangtok-Lachung-Gangtok route do not keep luggage carriers (I don’t ... read more
20-Seven Sisters Fall
21-Seven Sisters Fall
22-Seven Sisters Fall

Asia » India » Sikkim » Lachung March 4th 2021

So, this was a trip after a year long break from travelling. Anywhere if this sounds poetic , please excuse :) I have tried to control my feelings as much as possible :) After a break of more than a year from traveling, I stepped out of the house and flew to Sikkim. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the only realization i had in 2020 was, the importance of Freedom.This was more of an emotionally journey , with a heart full of excitement. Home is surely the best place and I love it , but a rebound with the incomplete and desired thing is always enticing .There could not have been a better start to the year 2021 than this. So, to get to Sikkim the nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport ... read more
On the way to Zero from Yumthang Valley
Once Again.
Pitstop at a Stream

Asia » India » Sikkim » Lachung November 22nd 2019

To Lachung What comes to mind is the old saying "It's not only the destination but the journey is as important". We (me and the girl from Malaysia, Khadija) were at the travel agents to discuss this group. The agent told us that he had another couple who would be interested in going with us. They turned up a bit later. The girl was friendly enough, but the boy only took one look at Khadija (in her head dress) and never looked at us again. They gave some lame excuse and left. Another pair would have halved our cost. I left my luggage at the hotel and took only my back pack for the 2 day journey. We left Gangtok 0945. Our first stop was a view-point outside the city. Even though we climbed to the ... read more
Hills & Valley
River crossing
Chumthang Hydro dam

Asia » India » Sikkim » Lachung June 30th 2015

A final hurrah using his final LTC before his retirement. And so the plan was made for our Sikkim trip to celebrate my dad's retirement the next year (Darjeeling included but I didn't like it that much so I have no issue leaving it out of the title). This time my dad's friend GP Nagarajan and his wife Shashikala also decided to join us. The planning phase started and we had a look at all the popular tourist attractions in Sikkim. Initially my mom was doubtful whether to choose Gurudongmar lake and Yumthang valley as Gurudongmar Lake is at 17,800 ft altitude and hence, it is generally warned that low oxygen levels might cause issues. I saw its pics and reviews and tried my best to convince her that it was not that dangerous. Finally she ... read more
Tsomogo Lake
Banjhakri Falls
Butterfly




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