Sikkim & Bhutan – 7

You read so far how we reached Lachen and had amazing time at river side. You can read earlier post here

Planning & Research Courtesy: Insignia

We were told by Mr. Dawa about next day itinerary and we were informed to be ready by breakfast time of 8am. We started little later than 8 am and headed directly to Zero point via Yumthang Valley. This area is famous for Rhododendrons flowers. Some of the articles hint about there are 24 colors of these flower and this is the only place world wide where one can find all the colors. We too spotted few of them and here they are

Red Rhododendrones!

Red Rhododendrons!

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We did not stop many places while going up as expert advice from Mr. Dawa suggested we could do that while coming back and by this time he had earned our trust in these issue, however Mr. Dawa deserves a separate post altogether.

So while going up we stopped at Yumthang valley for couple of minutes to stretch out legs and one more beautiful spot which I am going to share with you people, here

Heaven!

Heaven!

This is place felt to be pristine and heavenly that we requested Mr. Dawa to stop the cab and stroll around a bit and take pictures. Personally it felt to be like I have ventured in some unearthly place where humans are not allowed to go. More time you spend there and more you feel better from with in.

After spending some 20 – 25 minutes here, we resumed our journey to zero point. This place is called zero point because civilians are not allowed to go beyond. One can see how harsh climate become there for humans and how difficult it is to maintain roads. When we reached to zero point one snow removing machine was at work at farthest end of the zero point. You find snow all around you, like this

Monks in Snow!

Monks in Snow!

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She cooked food for us at zero point! We had our breakfast there!! - God Bless Her. Mr. Dawa is the one is who is having food.

Her name is Pema ( which is one of the most common name probably for ladies across this region ) She cooked food for us at zero point! We had our breakfast there!! – God Bless Her. Mr. Dawa is the one is who is having food.

China border in east said to be around 15 kms from here. We spent around whole two hours till it started snow fall and forced us to leave and take shelter in our cab and resume journey to Yumthang and then Lachen.

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