Preposessing hills #notinnorth

Tripoto
11th Apr 2018
Photo of Preposessing hills #notinnorth by oshin dhanwar
Day 1

I have been very excited about this trip and longing to share my adventure.  We started our journey from Kolkata.  Boarded Darjeeling mail train from sealdah station and we reached new jalpaiguri railway station the very next day early morning. It took 8hrs to reach NJP.  We took a shared Jeep to gangtok.  It took around 5 hrs to reach our hotel.  The view was exciting and the cold chilly wind was enough to mesmerize me for the rest of the trip.
We reach Gangtok in the afternoon, after some rest and a good meal,  we decide to hit MG road which is the main centre of attraction of Gangtok.

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Day 2

On the way to Nathu la Pass, Tsomgo Lake and Baba harbhajan singh ji pilgrimage.
The weather was beautiful... The floating clouds and below the hills made it look more beautiful... We were waiting for the long que of traffic jam to get resolved meanwhile getting the chance to enjoy the mesmerizing view and being still for just 1 second of the moment.
1.Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. 

2. Baba harbhajan singh was an Indian Army soldier. He is revered as the "Hero of Nathula" by soldiers of the Indian army, who built a shrine in his honour. 

3. Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim

After the whole day's tour we hit back to MG Road for some shopping and food.

Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Nathula by oshin dhanwar
Day 3

The very next day we leave for 6hrs journey to Lachung. It is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It's divided by the Lachung River. 

After such a long journey,  we hit back to our cottages for a good night sleep and good meal.

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Day 4

Next day early morning after a  warm breakfast we leave for yumthang valley.  The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India.

Being enchanted by yumthang's view,  we further leave for zero point.
Zero Point Sikkim height which is situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft which is above the sea level, Yumesamdong or Zero point. Lachung and Yumthang are the two most picturesque places in the whole of Sikkim and had been even compared them as to valleys of Switzerland. Yumasamdong is a land of perennial snow but this valley is also been used as a grazing ground for nomadic shepherds.

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Day 5

Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means "big pass". The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. 
It took 8 hrs from lachung to reach lachen..

Photo of Lachen, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Lachen, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Day 6

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft, in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus. 
It the most beautiful scene one has ever seen in one's life.  Phenomenally beautiful beyond imagination.

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by oshin dhanwar
Day 7

After gurudongmar's phenomenal view,  the next day we travel back to Gangtok from lachen.  It took 8hrs to reach back. The evening gets busy with left-over shopping from M.G. Road and food.

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by oshin dhanwar
Day 8

Last day of the trip we head back to njp and back to Kolkata in Darjeeling mail.

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