I love experiencing the local culture while travelling. It's far more memorable when you get to step outside your comfort zone and learn from your travels.
This particular blog is dedicated to a lovely couple who run the Tsomola Guest House in Lachung, Sikkim, who contributed to one of the highlights of my trip to Sikkim.
Lachung in Sikkim gets very cold. If you're planning on visiting Zero Point and Yumthang Valley, this is the best place to rest for the night. You'll need to plan for nearly a day of bumpy rides (over 7 hours!) from Gangtok to Lachung.
Keep your fingers crossed that your car doesn't break down or you need to overcome landslides. These parts have winding roads with some of the most beautiful views. Speckled with waterfalls, you'll forget your backside is in pain, when you come across the little huts and that dot parts of rural Sikkim.
After such a long commute, you'll definitely want a comfortable place to rest at for the night. We were fortunate to come across Mr. & Mrs. Bhutia who run the guest house that feels like home.
We arrived and it was raining and extremely cold (for the summer we thought it might be). But no matter, their warm smiles immediately thawed what seemed like icicles sliding down my skin.