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Gangtok is the hub to reach to any tourist location in Sikkim. There are about 10 tourist locations one can visit in Sikkim. We had decided to visit the main destinations - Yumthang Valley, Zero Point and NatuLa. To visit most of the places one needs to get permits from the govt./army.
Our first destination was Zero Point. To reach zero point one has to travel to Lachung first. Lachung is about 120-125kms away from Gangtok. The mode of transport is share taxi / hired cars. ...
... altitude of about 12,000 ft. and the driver had told us to take it easy and not over-exert. This advice was lost on P and she was running around. After some time P started feeling uncomfortable and we had to stop and rest. After that we walked slowly and P was back to her usual self. But, based on that we decided to cancel zero-point which was at a higher altitude and would have taken 1 1/2 hour one-way. There were a number of ...
... decent lunch there but the place was so crowded that even before we were completely done there were some people standing close by eyeing our seats. Despite all this the service was certainly good.
Before we reached Lachung Sohan told us that it would be a good idea to pick up whiskey at a slightly larger town (was it Chungthang?). So, we picked up something.
We reached Lachung around 6pm - there was still light but it was already a ...
... to forests and natural reserve of Sikkim area. Carry These Documents!
- Get a at least 5 copies of your passport and Indian visa, as well as 5 passport sized photo. This is essential as you go through many checkpoints within Sikkim district and there may not be a photocopier all the time.
... learnt later that this was the drivers first time to make this trip and that he was also excited about seeing Everest.
Suddenly he stopped, got out and inspected the same wheel, spoke to our guide and by the look on his face we knew it was serious. We were fortunate that one of the seven spoke perfect Chinese and so we got an update in English , "the wheel has to come off, something is broken inside". It was now 5.30pm and it would be dark in three and a half ...
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