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Saturday, October 19, 2013

GANGTOK TO LACHUNG, SIKKIM/DAY-2

Gangtok to Lachung
Memorable Journey for daredevils
STAY @ Iceberg Inn , Lachung Village

We started in morning from Gangtok and the journey lasted for almost whole day. These roads are not recommended for faint-hearten. It was bumpy ride and we witnessed landslides, trees falling on the roads, blasts for widening road, water on the road from natural waterfalls and many more hurdles. The journey itself was memorable experience with forest, river and mountains following all the way. All the roads is  made by cutting the mountain periphery , so if you miss the way by one feet you might be going down by thousands of feet. Our driver was local and he was very skilled and well aware of these roads. On the way we saw many dams construction on teesta river.
We stopped at kashi view point for sometime to get glimpse the beautiful Kanchenjunga Mountain in the morning.


Mount Kanchenjunga
Mount Kanchenjunga
Teesta river from top
Teesta river from top 

tortuous road
Tortuous road
Reminder of landslide
Reminder of landslide
On the way we  saw  two famous water fall known as seven sister fall and bhima fall. Bhima fall is also know as amitabh bachan fall and it is one of the highest waterfall in Sikkim.
Seven sister fall
Seven sister fall
Bhima fall/Amitabh bachhan fall
Bhima fall/Amitabh bachhan fall
So, why did i say that  journey is not for faint heartend ??????

                                                    
We reached lachung in evening and  it was cold . After resting for sometime in our hotel. we walked inside the lachung  village. It is small but scenic village surrounded by mountains. I could see smoke coming out from the mountains. Teesta river was flowing just besides our hotel and first time i was able to touch the river water. The flow of river was like music in calm surrounding.
Teesta river at lachung
Teesta river at lachung
Lachung
Lachung
Bridge over teesta  river
Bridge over teesta  river
Mountains surrounding the lachung village
Mountains surrounding the lachung village
We stayed in iceberg for the night. It  was like home stay and managed by a lady.
Iceberg inn , our hotel in lachung
Iceberg inn , our hotel in lachung

Mountains surrounding the lachung village
Mountains surrounding the lachung village
Next morning we headed for our final  destination, yumthang valley.