Trips and Itineraries for Mulkarkha
Mulkarkha : The Wishing Lake
Weekend trek to Mulkarkha (wishing) lake – Sikkim
Weekend Getaways from Mulkarkha
111 Kms from Mulkarkha
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 world, Bhutan. Simple at heart, grappling with growing commercialisation, Thimphu is bustling with energy and is the heart of the country. Thimphu is a delight to explore if history interests you and also if you want a break from the quiet and serenity of Bhutan. Brimming with cafes, nightclubs and restaurants, the city welcomes people from all over the world with open arms. While here, do check out Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the National Folk Heritage Museum which offers a peek into the life of the Bhutanese people, especially the rural way of life. There are tons of parks, gardens and galleries in and around Thimpu and you cover most of these in a single day depending on your interests. The exhibits here range from archaic to contemporary and are definitely worth taking a look at.
Tagathan to Mulkarkha was an easy uphill trek of 3 km to an altitude of 7300 ft. Our guide, of whom I have not spoken yet, showed us the way to the homestay. Mong Lepcha, as I happen to recall his name, was a young man of strong built, who guided us all the way from Lingzey to Mulkarkha and again back to Lingzey. Later on back to Kolkata, we would sometimes say “Hello!” to him over Facebook!Anyway, so we spent the afternoon in our rooms, playing cards and chatting. In the evening we walked through the village road because we had nothing else to do. Mulkarkha is a spooky place I must tell you! As the night fell gradually, covering everything in darkness, we all felt a negative energy drawing us, and in haste returned to our homestay.