We were told to sleep early by our driver since we planned to start our journey towards Gurudongmar Lake as early as possible. Starting early is important since there is a very short window of opportunity within which tourists need to visit Gurudongmar Lake and return. Usually, at this altitude of 17,000 feet deep within the Himalayan range the weather can dramatically change and the best bet would be to start early and return early. The entire movement of tourists is carefully controlled and monitored by the Indian Army since its close proximity to China border and also the high altitude requires them to double check on all visiting tourists.Continue reading “Gurudongmar Lake – North Sikkim”
It all started on the 28th of August 2014, I was busy surfing the net when I suddenly found out that SpiceJet was giving special discounted tickets. I quickly logged on to the SpiceJet website and found that it was only providing discounts to only a few particular cities only. Lucky for me I saw that Kolkata to Bagdogra was included in this discounted promotions. After a quick consultation with my Smita (wife), it was frozen that we will travel to somewhere in the North East. The tickets were purchased and now it was the time to narrow down the choices.
After much discussion, it was decided that this vacation we will travel to North Sikkim. Bagdogra Airport is like a one-stop destination to Darjeeling and Sikkim so we would have to take a car from Bagdogra to Gangtok. And from there we would proceed with our package tour for North Sikkim. I did some quick Google search to find some tour operators but most of them were highly overpriced.Continue reading “Little Tibet – Lachen, Gurudongmar, Lachung, Yumthang & Zero Point”