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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim at an altitude of 3,780 m. The lake is considered to be holy. You will also get a view of herd of yalk. As were were descding down the hills, Sunil Ji halted at a place where there were only clouds and clouds in front of you. It reminded me of those fairy tale and story books where the covers had an image of princess amidst cloud. On our way back to Gangtok, we had lunch at a place where Sunil Ji ...
... We wandered the town, found a liquor store where we could buy a 4 pack of beer at a reasonable price, & slowly tried to retrace our steps along the windy roads leading up the mountain. We somehow made it back without taking a wrong turn.
The next morning we packed our bags & got the hell out of that hotel. It took 10-15 minutes walking DOWNHILL to get into the main part of town, & since it's constantly foggy, the views were a moot ...
... we were shown to than it was out. And it had no light. Sitting in the dark didn’t do much to enhance the group mood! We were shown to another room after an hour, which was much better for being lit, and would have been more bearable if it hadn’t have been opposite the toilet. Rather than the usual distinct Indian toilet smell, it smelt of cabbage – if you put all the world’s cabbages in one place. Very odd!
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... look and back in the jeep to eat our picnic on the way. Glenburn provides a picnic of sandwiches, cake,fruit and a thermos of tea and coffee for the trip.
The last 45 minutes is spent heading down in to the valley in the dark on a single lane dirt track- nerve racking and bumpy . When you meet oncoming vehicles there is a lot of honking and flashing of lights until one of you reverses to the edge ( usually the open edge ) so the other can ...
... monks claim that the more pious and ascetic among them have friendly encounters, even exchanges with it. In the caves high in the mountains where the Lamas meditate in solitude the Yeti all so powerful is their friend, they leave offerings for them and in the morning it is written the Yeti leave firewood in return.' 
 Sikkim A traveller’s guide Photographs and Essays by Sujoy Das, text by Arundhati Ray
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