Diary

Sikkim Diaries: Moving On From Lachen

13-October-2017, 5:00 a.m., Lachen to Tangu:

Leaving our cosy bed in Hotel Zomsa Residency at Lachen, we are off towards Tangu which is our final stop before Gurudongmar Lake. Dawn is on us with slightly overcast skies. I guess our relation with cloudy Sikkim is everlasting, as even the last time round it was cloudy for the entire duration that we were here, with the exception of the day of our departure. For now I hope the Buddhist prayer chants playing on our car stereo might get the attention of the weather God and he may smile upon us.

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Our abode at Lachen; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Well adorned entrance gate at Lachen; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Praying for better weather than what is; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Aaarghh this concrete menace; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Colourful houses along the way; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Old school but an essential; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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It’s always great to see typical mountain houses; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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The road ahead, or the one that we’ve already tread; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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