Tips, a few suggestions, pointers for you, if you are planning to visit the mountainside for the first time. A read might help you calm your nerves.
Or this is just me trying to make sure common sense is common - or insert some other kind of witty line here.
And just like that, our Sikkim journey came to an end. When we had to say our goodbyes to the Sherpas, I thought it was would be a polite goodbye. Similar to like how our goodbyes was with the Limboo family. We were all packed when Jamuna asked us to wait for five minutes. We... Continue Reading →
Pema Sherpa surprised us by inviting us to his relative's wedding in his village. That was one of the most endearing qualities of Pema, he never missed an opportunity to show off his heritage. Whether it was the land, the mountains or the people. He wanted to help us have a real Sikkim experience. He drove... Continue Reading →
Another cold day in Sikkim. And a perfect day for a walk in the woods to a nearby waterfalls, Mainebass waterfalls. Like Pema and Jamuna had promised, they joined us too. They were more excited than Naveen and I to go on this trek, they were so excited to show us what was ahead, what... Continue Reading →
Yuksom to Uttarey The next day, along with some yummy aloo paratha and sabzi, we bid farewell to the Limboo family. It wasn't a tearful or heavy goodbye. It was simple, to the point and very polite. Just like our stay there. We were guests in their home but their hospitality never made us feel... Continue Reading →
Our second morning in the peaceful town and we were greeted with a shining sun. I have no words to explain the feeling of happiness and warmth I felt when I saw the clear sky and the shining sun. The weather was still icy and the air, cool but the sun being out made us... Continue Reading →
Our first day at Yuksom began quite late. Perhaps it was from all the traveling we did from the previous night that wore us out. We woke up to a refreshing 5 degree celsius morning air knocking on our windows. I don’t remember ever feeling that kind of cold; it was so cold I could... Continue Reading →
We drove to Gangtok but we found it to be no different than any other city except, traffic rules were followed with discipline. And maybe that’s because the roads are narrow and yet the city had managed to turn them into two way roads. Naveen, being so used to Bangalore traffic, used the honk once... Continue Reading →