It had been a long cherished dream for my wife and me to view the mighty Himalayas in its full glory. The untamed, gorgeous, awe inspiring and picturesque – THE Himalayas, with the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. To accomplish this, we planned a trip just before the peak summer season – the most crowded tourist part of the year – set in.
We traveled to the north-eastern state of India, Sikkim. It is a small state with vast natural beauty – meandering streams, majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, deep ravines, breath-taking waterfalls, and amidst all these, the zigzag roads built around them. After soaking in the beauty of the Himalayas from the Yumthang Valley, we drove up on the zigzag road, flanked by snow on both sides, towards the vantage point, closer to the peak from where the Yumthang Valley was down below us, with its arms wide open embracing us. It was the sight of a lifetime, so ethereal and pleasing, and the experience so magical.
At the center of this photograph, you can see the grandeur of Yumthang Valley, in the zigzag pattern between the mountains. Towards the bottom of the photo, you can marvel at the zigzag roads which we traversed to reach the peak.
Do let us know if you had been to Yumthang Valley or the Himalayas or any other such snow-capped mountain ranges. How was the experience, do share with us.
This post was part of Weekly Photo Challenge – Zigzag. Read more posts here.
Read about my trip to another beautiful valley of India – Araku Valley – here.
Check out photos of summers in Spain here under Weekly Photo Challenge.