When AMS Strikes

After spending a day in Gangtok, we decided to head towards the north. The mountain town of Lachung averages about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and requires a day of travel from the capital. Google maps indicates a 3 hour long journey. However, I remember taking longer to reach there. Part of the reason could be roadblocks…

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Gangtok in a Day

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is the starting point for all exploration trails in the state. Most travelers make the mistake of spending less than a day in this mountain town. Although, the average altitude of Gangtok doesn’t rise beyond 1650 m (5,410 ft), it’s advisable to acclimatize for a few days, before proceeding…

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