Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake

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14th May 2014
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
Photo of Beautiful Sikkim part 1: 05/14 - Gangtok, Nathula Pass & Tsomgo lake by Gaurav Sharma
The majestic city of Gangtok, also known as Switzerland of India offers much to do, there are many 'sightseeing' spots like Ganesh Tok & Tashi view point to see the majestic "Kangchendzonga (3rd highest peak of the world), Rumtec and Enchey monasteries, Banjakri falls and MG road. With other attractions like Misty Pine trees, Rhododendron, snow covered peaks, smiling, stylish monks and tasty sikkimese food ( Thukpa and Momos) Gangtok is a jewel and one of the most beautiful place I ever visited till date.
Photo of Gangtok by Gaurav Sharma
On the way to Nathula is Tsomgo lake or Changu lake (in local language), a high altitude lake with it's crystal clear water, reflecting the human and the divine. A serene place and a photographer's paradise, Tsomgo offers so much to do.
Photo of Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Gaurav Sharma
54 kms east of Sikkim stands the famous Nathula Pass at 14,140 ft above sea level on Indo-China boarder. There are no permanent human settlement in the area and one will find blinding snow and thick fog on both the sides of the road. 5 mins from the Nathula gate and you reach the stone walled passageway that lines the not land mined part of the boarder. On one side few Indian Soldiers were smiling after seeing me struggling with the knee length snow and spine chilling wind (one humble soldier offered me his green cap) on the other side were the Chinese flags reflecting their dominance over the Tibet autonomous region.
Photo of Nathula, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Gaurav Sharma
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