Sandakpu – A trek to the gates of shangri-la – Day 4

After getting up early in the morning to watch the sunrise, we headed back to our rooms to pack up our stuff and begin the descent to gurdum. Sandakphu was the last of the steep ascents that we had encountered. The rest of the the trail was a direct descent to rimbick.

Breakfast was served and after a group photo we did adeiu to sandakphu and to kanchanjunga and other peaks and began our descent to gurdum


We were walking in reserve forest and the scenary along with the route was different compared to the last few days

The road less travelled

The descent continued for a few more hours and soon we could see gurdum a few miles below. The terrain also changed and the loose stones towards the end of the trail made walking difficult. The valley provided us with a beautiful backdrop and after a few snaps we continued on our way.

We were welcomed as usual by the camp leader after reaching gurdum base camp. Checking into our rooms we took a much needed rest before we were called for lunch

Shots near gurdum

While the others spent the afternoon chit-chatting, Me shashi, sajjan and few others went to a view point just below the camp. The view was amazing and we spent an hour there before heading back to the camp

View from View Point

Evening was spent playing games till dinner was served. Soon it was time to hit the bed as the next day was the final day of the trek

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Name: Subbu Interests : Trekking,travelling Hobbies: Photography

2 Responses to Sandakpu – A trek to the gates of shangri-la – Day 4

  1. rajmita says:

    hey….rajmita here…..rreading ur article on gurdum made me go back to the days i just left behind…very recently (7th to 19th oct 2011) our group of 14 members concluded a trek starting from barsey rhododendron sanctuary to sandakphu, gurdum and finally rimbick….the scenery surrounding the way towards gurdum was quite different and delightful and the village too was a big surprise for us. we never expected such a well organised resplendent village but what awaited us whether the scenery, the decorated houses or the hospitality equally bowled us. we were overwhelmed.
    felt nice to see d snaps and read ur article.:)

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