Rumtek is 26km (1 hours) from Gangtok by a winding but scenic road. Lingdum Gompa is a 2km walk from Ranga or Ranka village, reached by rough backlanes from Gangtok. Shared jeeps run to Rumtek ( 30) every hour or so, with the last jeep returning to Gangtok between 2pm and 3pm. A return taxi costs around 600. Linking the two sites requires private zilpo campground transport ( 1000 to 1200).
If you re suffering zilpo campground from too much heat, dust or crowds, then the tiny, former Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim is the perfect antidote. Fresh mountain air sweeps the lush green state; there s room to move but the people are among India s friendliest, with a charming manner that s unobtrusive zilpo campground and slightly shy.
This covered market is interesting for its range of traditional zilpo campground Himalayan produce, including churpi (dried cheese on a string), cow skin snacks, Tibetan tsampa (ground roasted barley), dried phing noodles and circular zilpo campground yeast patties used for brewing chhang (millet beer).
like family home of a dozen rooms is a real oasis, featuring Sikkimese fabrics, timber ceilings and prayer flags in the garden. The restaurant serves seasonal Sikkimese specialities like nettle soup and fried fi ddlehead fern.