Himalayan Travelogues, Sikh History, Trips to North East India

Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day two in North Sikkim – Gurdongmar and beyond

A friend of mine had arranged my stay at Paigong (near Chungthang), which is at 9000+ feet.  Got up early and started at 7.30 am, stopped at Lachen, a small town, to have tea etc at Ingredient Restro Bar and then moved on to Gurdongmar, reached at 12.30pm.   I was inspired by my family… Continue reading Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day two in North Sikkim – Gurdongmar and beyond

Himalayan Travelogues, Sikh History, Trips to North East India

Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017

Getting back on track: After a "Downtime" of 3 weeks, due to Jaundice, I was back on my trips and this time I took off to Sikkim for some exciting places! Met Lama Chulthim Bhutia, from Mirik Monastery, who had come to Delhi for getting visa to US.  Crossed various landmarks, driving alongside Teesta River.  Keep a watch over… Continue reading Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017

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Planning a trip to the US? Read this first….

US travelogues: It was a real challenge to plan this trip in a short period of one week but we did it! Applied for US Visa, on-line, on 24-June-2016, visited VFS Global for biometrics (photo and fingerprints) on 30-Jun-2016 and finally to US Embassy on 07-Jul-2016 for final interview.  All four of us were called… Continue reading Planning a trip to the US? Read this first….

Garhwal Himalayas
HIMALAYAS - UTTARAKHAND, Sikh History, TATA Nano Adventures

HIMALAYAS CALLING – UTTARAKHAND GARHWAL

In last week of March'18, I had a visitor to my office for some personal work, who invited me over to his place at Lal Tibba, Mussoorie.   I, too, was looking for an opportunity to pay my obeisance to the Himalayas, so it just clicked and I embarked on a 3 days/2 nights trip.  Left… Continue reading HIMALAYAS CALLING – UTTARAKHAND GARHWAL

Winter Ladakh

How I survived (and thrived) on my Second Day of Winter Ladakh

Day 2 of Ladakh Adventures: Pangong Lake via Changla Pass on 27-Jan-2018 Started from ITBP Officers' Mess at Choglamsar by 7.15 am, taking the Leh-Manali highway upto Karu.  Our driver-cum-guide Mr. Jigmet Dorjey​ stopped for taking fuel after a kilometer, which took more than normal time as even diesel thickens at sub-zero temperatures (it was… Continue reading How I survived (and thrived) on my Second Day of Winter Ladakh

Indian Travelogues

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I had been writing about my travels on my Facebook page where I started getting motivational comments, asking me to start my own blog about these travel experiences and here I am in this new avatar "Guru Ghummakad - The Wanderer", which aptly describes my passion for travel.  I am sure… Continue reading The Journey Begins