Eastern Himalayas

Leaving Lachung towards Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim Part 1

Snow covered mountain top Lachung, on way to Yumthang

I had visited this region about forty years ago. Then a bunch of college students, 6 of us walked up from Mangan to Yumthang in the month of October. Entry to North Sikkim was restricted and we had to obtain permit at Gangtok. The beauty of the place had mesmerized us...

Gurudongmar, The Lake of Legends Part 3

Sacred Gurudongmar lake

We had reached the Gurudongmar lake. Wherever you could see, it was all white and covered by fresh snow. Just below the hump was the Gurudongmar lake. On the right side of the lake, stood the majestic Gurudongmar peaks which seemed to grow out of the lake shining against the deep blue sky punctuated by sporadic white plumes of cloud...

Kaluk and Rinchenpong, the Eastern Himalayan Paradise in Sikkim

Snowpeaks far away in Kaluk

Mountains of Sikkim are one of the most beautiful in the world. Situated in a remote part of that mountain are the twin hamlets of Kaluk and Rinchenpong. If you love the mountains and jump at the joy of seeing the snowy white peaks of the Himalayas, then it cannot get better than this...

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