My first solo adventure is dotted by a lot of resistance initially by my parents,then by the unavailability of a confirmed reservation in the train,the just-conceived torrential rains in Sikkim just 2 days before my visit,and finally by my mentor from my just-concluded internship who insisted I stay on for a few more days at the office for some of my project-related work.As a result, I had to complete my journey from Pune to Gangtok via my hometown at Kolkata in just 5 days,which was,let's accept it,nothing less than exhausting.I took it as a challenge,anyway,and proceeded to take one more step towards my dream of covering every nook and corner of the world by the lifetime. With no time to waste,I immediately started out for lake Tsomgoafter my arrival at the hotel at Sikkim. On the way one gets to see ice capped mountains and ice everywhere and its chilling cold outside. It is advisable to carry warm clothes along with gloves.Just close to the Tsomgo lake there are shops which provide boots on rent(Rs50/-), I recommend the one who is willing to enjoy in the ice should wear boots otherwise the usual shoes will get wet and cause problems forth (as the ice is a bit saline in nature). The shops there also sell Jackets and other warm garments and foods such as maggie, thukpa,momos,fried rice etc.
Now coming on to the main attraction; the Tsomgo Lake is surrounded by mountains as usual, but when I was there it was all white mountains.Even I enjoyed snowfall for the first time just for few minutes and that was the moment I would cherish throughout my lifetime .One can see the lake frozen during months of December .
I would suggest one to have a ride on the Yak, it’s a bit expensive(. But one can take photos on yak by paying Rs50/- with the background of Tsomgo lake and I hope this picture remains always. One willing to visit Baba Harbhajan Mandir and Nathu La should proceed further on the same road.