East Sikkim: snowy paradise on earth

Tripoto
16th Apr 2012
Photo of East Sikkim: snowy paradise on earth by Arijit Saha
Day 1

East Sikkim specially the silk route is now one of popular destination now a days, back then a very few people was there for arranging home stays and car. This travelogue is starting with a small village of 21st mile of Pedong, where Sunil mukhiya with his homestay and primary school children were ready to welcome you in the abode of cloud. Just beneath the sillary gaon and away from locality the day was well spent in lap of nature.

Photo of Pedong, West Bengal, India by Arijit Saha
Photo of Pedong, West Bengal, India by Arijit Saha
Day 2

Next day u drive through Reshi Khola, last villege of West Bengal to reach Aritar lake. U can drench of ur feet in the stream of Reshi and the cold water will definitely cause piloerection for upcoming trip.
In Aritar take a hike and see the  leg shaped lake from bird's eye view.

Photo of Aritar Lake, Aritar, Sikkim by Arijit Saha
Day 3

From Aritar now u set course to the Abode of cloud warriors Zuluk. A small village in silk route providing excellent hospitality n view. In winter and spring those rode covered by eyes just ready to provide u th skiing experience, Auli in Sikkim.
U should not miss the 92 turns of road reaching to Zuluk, what a mesmerizing view.

Photo of Zuluk, Sikkim, India by Arijit Saha
Photo of Zuluk, Sikkim, India by Arijit Saha
Photo of Zuluk, Sikkim, India by Arijit Saha
Day 4

Last night it was raining and today morning it presented green hills with white 👑. The road to kupfuf via Gnathang valley is totally packed with ice, tyre skidding, road blocked by clump of ice even tyre tied with iron chain could hardly make an impression. But in this uneven fight u need a Hercules to win, and there was " The indian Army". We traveled 6 hrs through Gnathang , Kupfuf, Nathula pass and at last reached Tsomogo lake, all those valley was covered by snow, as far as ur sight go.
Due to weather conditions we left for Gangtok as soon as possible.

Photo of Nathu La, Sikkim by Arijit Saha
Photo of Nathu La, Sikkim by Arijit Saha
Photo of Nathu La, Sikkim by Arijit Saha
Day 5

Just another day on the beautiful hill City.

Rumtek

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Arijit Saha
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