12-October-2017, 11:20 a.m., Kabi:
After approximately an hour’s drive, we reached Kabi. A Buddhist gate attracted our attention and we decided to take a look inside. By the looks of the place, it was quite evident that very few tourists visit here. On enquiring around, an elderly gentlemen informed us that it was ‘Kabi Longtsoy’, an old 13th century temple with historical significance. Legend has it that it was at this place that the indigenous tribes of Bhutia and Lepcha (led by A D Khye Bumas, great ancestor of the Bhutia and Thekong Trek, chief priest of the Lepcha) swore a blood brotherhood to co-exist in harmony.
We walked around the temple among prayer flags in thick forest. The walk, sounds of nature and the peaceful environment was quite rejuvenating to prepare us for the next stretch of our journey.