Next day early morning we were greeted by awesome view of Mount Kanchenjunga from our room window which was invisible last evening due to the hovering clouds. I wish I could wake-up to such a view every day!
After a hearty Aloo Prantha breakfast we were ready for extra bumpy ride to Lachen. We stopped to explore Seven Sister water falls on the way to Lachen. Beautiful falls with rustic brown and green at the back and colorful Buddhist flags all around is just a splendid view.
Finally reached at 4.00 PM right before the closing time of the Monastery, where we headed straight to even before check-in, but it was locked, after 15 mins of shunting around I could find the care taker and the humble one agreed for opening it for us. Beautiful small monastery, with silence which might gulp in the noise of vibrant shores of Jagnnath Puri also. After spending few minutes there we were all up for steaming hot tea with pakoras.
By the way our accommodation was exceptionally beautiful and highly recommended for stay. With a thick layer of snow it looked like an ice mansion inside Narnia. We had a suite booked for ourselves the view, the interiors and staff courtesy was worth the money spent.
After having dinner in their rustic restaurant we spent few hours (in freezing cold) gazing the stars and watching dew converting in the ice shards. Having left with 3 hours of sleep, as we had to wake-up at 3.00 AM for our journey to Gurudongmar, a tough adventurous journey worth the early morning ride admist the blowing white wind and freezing temperatures..