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Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day five – Mirik-Bangladesh border-Nepal-Naxalbari-Bagdogra

It was Buddha Purnima (10th May, 2017) and my day started with deep breathing in fresh crisp air and few photo shots of surroundings. After morning ablution, went straight to Monastery Canteen for breakfast with Lama Chulthim and his younger colleague. I was finding it difficult to understand as to how and why people leave… Continue reading Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day five – Mirik-Bangladesh border-Nepal-Naxalbari-Bagdogra

Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Travelogues, Trips to North East India

Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day four – return from North Sikkim to Mirik, WB

Stay in Hotel Mountain Retreat was relaxing, got up around 8 am to find heavy rains all around! I had planned to go for para-gliding at Ranka, near Gangtok but rains played spoil sport. Rains stopped around 1.30pm and I dashed to SBI Gangtok, where a young officer arranged taxi to drop me at Mirik… Continue reading Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day four – return from North Sikkim to Mirik, WB

Himalayan Travelogues, Sikh History, Trips to North East India

Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day three in North Sikkim – Zero Point, Yumthang Valley, Gurudwara Chungthang & Gangtok

Day 3 in North Sikkim (8th May, 2017) Before I start sharing my experience of this challenging trip, it is extremely important to understand the prerequisites of such trips:- 1. Physical fitness (at least start walking daily for 40-45 minutes, 3-4 weeks before such trips). People with high BP should consult their physician before starting). 2. Heavy jackets, thermal wears,… Continue reading Trip to Sikkim 07-11 May, 2017 Day three in North Sikkim – Zero Point, Yumthang Valley, Gurudwara Chungthang & Gangtok

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