Lachung to Gangtok

It was time to say goodbye to Lachung & North Sikkim and come down lower altitude to Gangtok. The 6 hour drive from Lachung to Gangtok was as interesting as our earlier drives with some good sightings along the way.

beautiful garnet studded rock

View of mt. Kanchendzhonga- 3rd largest peak in the world

Tree sparrow near a stream

rough garnets (semi-precious stones) lying on the road

Himalayan Jester near the garnets

More of Mt. Kanchendzhonga

Experts pls confirm if this is the Dendrobium amoenum.

State Tree of Sikkim - Dendrobium nobili

buds of Dendrobium nobili

Tree fern

flowers of the cardamom (elaichi) plant

clearing the blocked road - not an unusual experience in the hills during the monsoons

Erythrina indica - Indian coral Tree tree

Good view of Green-backed Tit

Our smiling driver - tsonam Tsangpo with his jeep

Verditer flycatcher
Fight like cats & dogs did you say? nope these folks were the best of friends at our lodge - the picture of peace & interspecies harmony. some lessons for the human race!

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  1. Lachung is a wonderful destination in North Sikkim to Visit.

  2. Lachung is one of the beautiful place to visit in Sikkhim.The collections of pics in your post are really awesome.i would love to visit these places.Your blog is best travelogue to know about sikhhim.If anyone want to travel to sikkhim and dont know how to go then book your tickets in VRL Travels