The Mountain Walker Founder stops to watch a local women’s football match in Damthang village in South Sikkim and realises that football is deeply embedded in Sikkimese society.
Pelling is a little town in Sikkim, the remote Himalayan state in the Northeast region of India. Located at an altitude of 6,250 feet above sea-level, Pelling is emerging as an important centre for tourism, mainly because it is a convenient hub for accessing historical places in West Sikkim. In addition, it also serves as a convenient stop or base for hiking and eco-tourism in West Sikkim. Finally, it is an access point to the Kanchenjunga National Park and related trekking routes.
Gundruk, Mashu Kormi, Isskus … Sanjay Mukherjee, Founder of The Mountain Walker, writes about examples of Nepali-style cuisine that he encountered in Sikkim.
themountainwalker meets Chong Gasho Bhutia of Pelling, one of Sikkim’s new breed of youngsters working hard to make a place for themselves in the rapidly evolving tourism industry in Sikkim.
Pelling, Sikkim, India, 19 June 2018, 0930 hours: Sunshine, bright sunshine! In Pelling! That’s a first in 6 days. Of course, this also means it’s going to be a hot day, but […]