We started early next day at about 7:00 am. For sight seeing at nathang. We countered a series of lakes. ELEPHANT LAKE, KUPUP LAKE and then TSOMGO LAKE.
First we stopped at OLD and NEW BABA MANDIR .( temple for baba harbhajan singh martyred at 22 year of age. The myth is his ghost still exists and he is always on duty keeping fellow soldiers awake and aware).At new baba mandir there was a Cascade.Beside it was a giant idol of lord shiva.The whole set up was a replica of Hrishikesh. We went there, trekked a little. The air was a lot thinner there left us gasping.
Next we stopped at TSOMGO LAKE. Rode the ropeway which took us from from 13200ft to 14400 ft. The sky was clear the whole morning. But slowly the cloud resumed gathering out of nowhere and we were engulfed by them within minutes. The shivering wind took us by surprise. The opposite side of the ropeway was only mountains but no roadways.We trekked a little up the mountain and found an old base camp. We took the ropeway again and came back. A herd of yaks were standing and people were riding it. But we thought it was quite overpriced and decided to skip it.
Next, our journey towards Gangtok started. With the road being well maintained we reached gangtok within 1:45 p.m. and checked in our hotel at children's park(BROTHER'S GUEST HOUSE, 03592 202091 ).
We went to Market to have our lunch. The mal of gangtok was at M.G. MARG. No vehicles were allowed there and we were moved by it's cleanliness.
We had our lunch at restaurant Bonfire. Tried momo, BBQ, Noodles and the national dish of Bhutan: Ema datshi. Ema datshi was quite interesting. we completed our lunch and returned to our hotel which was just 5 minutes away from market.
We enjoyed the warmth of gangtok. It was 19 degrees there. We went to shop in the evening and completed our dinner there. People here sign off very early at night unlike kolkata.
It was amazing how they turned the challenges of the mountain into a well built well paced beautiful city.