I sure that there are very few people of my age getting such a opportunity to have a life time experience with the beauty and fascination of India where everyone would dream to discover. This place seems distinguished from our usual life. I am so lucky to have a 7 day visit to such a place and get associated with those peoples being disconnected from the rest of the world and out of the monotony of the daily usual life.
We six close friends from Macdonld Hall Russel, Pravin, Obayeed, Srikanta, Tanmay and myself were there for last seven days as we want to make our college life much more memorable with the spicy experience of a place we were completely unawared of. That's why we had decided to visit to Sikkim which always held a special fascination for tourists across the globe. We all really enjoyed a lot and experienced something spicy to be last long in all of our memory.
Sikkim, the place where culture, nature are in abundance. There's captivating sight seeing we all came across at Gangtak, Nathula, Lachen, Lachung, Gurudonga and Yumtang . And above all, Zero point is just an amazing place one cannot afford to miss! And I think all those places is undoubtedly the most exciting and beautiful tourist spot in the world.
The first day in Sikkim we spent our time at the capital, Gangtak. We had seen some outstanding sight seeing around Gangtak and we bought few things which are special and famous for Sikkim. The next day morning we were all set to go to Nathula, probably the highest point in Sikkim. That's why we were expecting more ice and snow. But the weather betrayed us. It was raining and we had not been able to seen the road also, we were going through except the driver as he was driving with full speed. That was quite adventurous. As I said due to the bad weather we had seen some ice and now but not in abundance that was what we were expecting of. We also visited Tsangoo lake on that day. The day was good but quite disappointing.
The next day as per the instruction we got ready for the way to Lachen which is 130km away from Fangtak. And instructor Runuda told us that that will be a hatric (hectic) journey lol:)But the joy of watching beautiful places did not make us feel like a hectic journey though it was a journey of about 7 hours. We reached Lachen in the evening and spent that night with the very good hospitality of the people of the hotel Mount Pandim. They were truly awesome and superb as they have a great heart and I felt that I am one of the lucky people to get associated with such people and that memory I can cherish throughout rest of my life.
The next day very early morning we all set to go to Gurudonba from Lachen. But the path was unknown for the driver too as he was there for the first time too. As days past the weather came in favor of us as it was a shinny day and we discovered the rough topography of the Himalayas covered with ice as like that kiss the sky on the above and made an amazing show on the way to Gurudomba. In Gurudomba we also were lucky to see a completely frozen lake and we, 6 people among the all tourists there went to the lake and played with ice despite of restriction. At that moment I felt it was the most joyous moment I had ever had. Then we came back to Lachen again and after having lunch we went for Lachung. At night we reached there.
Next day morning we went for Yumthang valley and Zero point from Lachen. As the last day night was raining through we got to see the snow all around us. It was amazing and pretty exciting to view such a scenario in naked eyes. All the trees were also covered with snow which made an amazing view. We had not been able to went to zero point as the road has been blocked with snow and ice. Still we have enjoyed a lot and to the fullest that I could.
So, as those days passed our tour became much more exciting and we all experienced a lot and enjoyed the journey thoroughly. We all also invented something of our own. As like Obayeed told us how to measure the temperature of the weather with a meter scale lol and I have invented there can be a coin of Rs 3 lol:) and Russel invented how to reset a place:). Well, it was a nice journey and a bit adventurous too. We all will remember that experience to cherish it throughout the rest of our life.