Sonam Palgey Lachung
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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 ...
... pretty village with very nice flowers, but that wasn't where I'd hoped to get to. I did meet some friendly people, go for some good walks, and also get my washing done there though, so it wasn't a bad stop at all.
Often Monasteries here are full of dogs. Here are some of the friends I made at a Monastery in ...
... motor mechanics who were flinging out terms like wheel housings, brake discs, M 10 bolts etc.,
So to my utter surprise I was informed that our driver was able to remove a bolt from somewhere else in the van. He forced the thread and after a few attempts he got it to fit. The new bolt was too long but it should hold ! So in we got and started off down the road leaving the small hamlet and my little old lady behind !
Nobody knew if this would ...
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