Saturday, June 10, 2006

Snapshots from Sikkim : Part IV

After enjoying Gurudongmar we have to go back to Lachen. The journey was not that comfortable.The dizziness encountered earlier was still playing on my mind. Just before Thangu we diverted for some time to Chopta Valley. You can see the path of meandering river in the valley in the pic.

After the most hectic journey in which we have to face high speed chilling wind in the morning & heavy downpour in the evening from 5.30 AM to 7PM covering 190km (see the map on other blog) we jumped into our bed straightway after reaching Lachung. Next morning was the best I have ever had in my life . Its other matter that I rarely open my eyes before 7 AM whenever I am at home :). Anyway I have described my experience of that morning here.Even if u can't understand the details of the post, those pics will convey the feelings.

Next day we were at Yumthang also known as Valley of Flowers. Though we could not see the flowers in their full bloom as we landed there in April. The best season to see the riot of colours displayed by 24 species of Rhododendrons is May.

Yumthang Valley is surrounded by green forests & high mountains on both sides. The river Lachung Chu with its wide span flows in between.
U can see the other pics and details of the journey at the links below
Yumthang Valley
Lachung
GurudongMar to Lachung via Chopta Valley

13 comments:

Dawn....सेहर said...

WOw Manish...amazing pictures....wah! yaar aisii jagah India mein bhi hai aisa kabhi anumaan bhi nahi lagaya ja sakta jab tak tumhari tarah koi humein avgat nahi karata...
bahut hee khoob....hope I will be able to visit these places some day
Awesome!
Cheers

Phoenix Rises said...

Wowww! I'm so jealous! We never went to all these amazing places. The pictures are truly breathtaking! I have no more words left to describe them!

Keshi said...

Lovely pics Manish!

Keshi.

ketki said...

Woooooooooovvvvvvvvvv!
beautiful snaps!!!!!!
:)

Manish said...

DON Shukriya ji!

Manish said...

PR So I can safely say that my SONY W5 has given good results :)

Manish said...

Keshi & Ketki thx for appreciating the pics.

Sindhu said...

Wow! Lovely pictures... simply beautiful!!!
Many wishes, Manish ji, very nice blog!

Manish said...

Sindhu Thx for visiting. Hope to see u on my Hindi blog too.

Amimu said...

Excellent travelogue. In fact I have been wanting to go to Sikkim for along time; One of these years I will do it.

s0ulasylum said...

Hi Manish! these pics are amazing.. I had to stop to comment. :)I have some pics like these from Denver, Colorado where I used to live before. I enjoyed reading your blog! great work! :)

Manish said...

Amimu Thx dear. Do plan a visit. I have only visited North Sikkim & Gangtok during week long tour. Peling in West sikkim & Namchi & Rabangla in South sikkim are also worth a visit.

Manish said...

Soulasylum Welcome to this blog ! Is Denver located at same altitude? kindly give the link so that I can see those pics:)
Hope to see u again!