On our way back, we barely escaped a tragic accident. The steering wheel of our car failed. Fortunately, our driver realized at the before it was too late and everyone got off and took a lift from other SUV's to get back.
We were supposed to get back to Gangtok that day but with the sequence of bad lucks that was already rolling, I wasn't much surprised when we had to halt for over 12 hours because of a terrible landslide. A lot of people went to Gurudwara and the entire North Sikkim had come to a standstill. All the hotels were booked in no time on a first-come-first-served basis. We had to request for shelter in a house. The family was generous enough to allow all of us to stay in their house for the night. They served all of us with warm and delicious dinner.
This is how things finally fell into place. This experience will never be forgotten and forever be cherished in my heart.
For those of you who are planning to travel to North Sikkim soon and visit the destinations that I did, I have mentioned the details concerning the package which should remove any kind of confusion: Firstly, let's get the basics right. Which travel package would suit you and why?
There are zillions of travel agencies in and around Gangtok and there are two packages in general that you will come across.
1st Option: 2 Days & 1-night stay which costs 1200-1500INR.
Day 1: Head to Lachen (5-hour ride on rough terrain) Stay over at Lachen.
Day 2: Early morning start to Lachung followed by Yumthang Valley and Zero Point (250INR per head). Return to Gangtok.
P.S. This package doesn't cover Gurudongmar Lake. Don't believe even if any travel agencies insist otherwise! That's a hoax.
2nd Option: 3 Days & 2-night stay which costs 2500INR.
This package Covers Gurudongmar Lake and also your trip to Yumthang Valley and Zero Point.
"The road is bad" would be an understatement. However, the view across the valley more than makes up for all the tiring journey. All in all, it is a trip you can't get enough of. Happy Traveling!
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