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... 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 ...
... amp; there was not a soul around. The town goes to bed early.
One morning we got up at 3:30AM to watch the sun rise. 10 miles or so out of town is a lookout spot called Tiger Hill. People come here to watch the sun come up & hit Mt. Kunchenjenga, which is part of the Himalaya range & the world's third highest peak. We found a spot & waited. There were people selling coffee & tourists jockeying for position. We held our ground & watched ...
... coffee bar and pub. he English have left their stamp here and most people speak English. Every morning after my walk I go to Keveners for breakfast. They serve BACON!!!! Old fashioned thick, salty tasty bacon! The restaurant is over 100 tears old and I think the waiters were there for the opening. But a bacon sandwich and a pot of the finest tea for less than 12 SA rands is a bargain.
On Sunday Went to the ATM to draw some cash. managed to get cash but ...
... their take-away instead. Out of pizza there chicken subs, went down pretty well whilst watching a film or two.
Day 47: Monday March 5th
Unlike yesterday we managed to haul ourselves out of bed in time to catch a Jeep up Tiger Hill. Frankly though given the weather we really needn't have bothered. The visibility was practically nil and we could barely make out the tree on the edge of our own hill. The sun which we hadn't seen since our arrival ...
... 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