Lachen – North Sikkim


Lachen - North Sikkim

It was in the year 2014 and I still had not decided where to go along with my family for Puja vacations. “Gurudongmar” my colleague whispered in my year, “have you been there?” he asked. Honestly, I had been thinking about it for quite some time but the thought of climbing up to an altitude of 17,800 feet gave me cold feet knowing that during my Nathula Pass trip which was at around 14,000 feet I had acute altitude sickness. After a lot of convincing I finally booked a trip to North Sikkim covering Lachen –> Gurudongmar Lake –> Lachung –> Zero Point.

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Little Tibet – Lachen, Gurudongmar, Lachung, Yumthang & Zero Point


Lachen, Gurudongmar, Lachung, Yumthang & Zero Point

It all started on 28th of August 2014, I was busy surfing the net when I suddenly found out that SpiceJet was giving a special discounted tickets. I quickly logged on to SpiceJet website and found that it was only providing discounts to only 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. Luckily I called my good old friend Amitabha Gupta the travel photographer and he being an avid traveller knew the exact person for this job. Continue reading “Little Tibet – Lachen, Gurudongmar, Lachung, Yumthang & Zero Point”