A Yak by Tsomgo Lake - Sikkim
This yak is ready for someone to hop on for a ride to go along Tsomgo Lake (Tsongmo Lake) in Sikkim.
View of Mt. Khangchendzonga - Yuksom, Sikkim
An early morning view of snow-capped Mt. Khangchendzonga from our hotel room in Yuksom, Sikkim.
Expressive Eyes - Sikkim
Taken at a village school outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Wise and Smiling - Yuksom, Sikkim
Taken on a trek outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Terraced Fields and Village - Sikkim
A view from above of the terraced agrilcultural fields in the hills outside Yuksom, Sikkim.
Gathering Firewood - Sikkim
Collecting firewood for cooking in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Holding on Tight to Mom - Sikkim
Taken in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
A Chorten by Tsomgo Lake - Sikkim
Tsongmo Lake (Tsomgo Lake) is in the very north of Sikkim several hours away from Gangtok.
Curious School Kids - Sikkim
After a bit of time with the kids, they began to get more interested in us and less afraid. Taken at a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
View of a Village in Sikkim
Homes and fields are built into the hillside in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Weaving Away - Sikkim
This elderly man from a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim stays busy weaving a basket.
Pemayangtse Gompa - Pelling Sikkim
Prayer flags lead up to Pemayangtse Gompa, one of Sikkim's oldest and most significant Nyingmapa gompas - located near Pelling.
Adorable Pout - Sikkim
Khecheopalri Gompa - Sikkim
A view of Khecheopalri Gompa above Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Students on the Way Home - Sikkim
Taken during a trek around Yuksom in Sikkim.
Going On a Yak Ride - Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
The yak doesn't look to happy...
Steamed Veggie Momos - Darjeeling, India
A plate of steamed vegetable momos with hot sauce on the way from Sikkim to Darjeeling, India.
A Sikkim Sort of Cowboy - Tsomgo Lake
A cowboy-style hat seems to be popular at Tsomgo Lake (Tsongmo Lake) in Sikkim.
Working the Land - Sikkim
All the agriculture in the hills outside of Yuksom in Sikkim is done by hand.
Agathe and Her New Friend - Sikkim
Our fellow hiker found a new friend in this baby goat in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Village School on a Break - Sikkim
We happened to walk by this rural school in a village outside of Yuksom, Sikkim during one of their breaks when all the kids were outside. Some looked on with a little cautiousness.
Shy Smile - Sikkim
Sifting Through Rice - Yuksom, Sikkim
Getting out the dirt and little pebbles from the rice in the village of Yuksom, Sikkim.
View of the Mountains - Lake Khecheopalri, Sikkim
Waking up early to catch a view of the snow-capped peaks or nearby mountians. Taken in a village up the hill from Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Breaking a Smile - Pelling, Sikkim
Young girl we met in a village outside of Pelling in Sikkim.
Brothers and a Sister - Lake Khecheopalri to Yuksom, Sikkim
Taken on the trek between Lake Khecheopalri and Yuksom in Sikkim.
Working the Fields - Yuksom, Sikkim
Spirited Girl in Village Near Pelling, Sikkim
Taken on a walk outside of Pelling in Sikkim.
Looking Up - Sikkim
An older woman in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim has beautiful gold jewlery.
Students of the Buddhist Monastery - Lake Khecheopalri, Sikkim
School kids gather for classes at the monastery in a village above Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Day Breaks in the Village Above Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim
Early morning peace and quiet with a view of nearby mountians in a village above Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Staying Warm in the Hills - Sikkim
A friendly smile from a girl in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Caretaker of the Gompa - Lake Khecheopalri, Sikkim
This friendly woman was the care taker for this beautifully painted and maintained gompa (Buddhist temple) near Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Walking Home from School - Lake Khecheopalri, Sikkim
A young school kid walks home from the Buddhist monastery school in a village up the hill from Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
How Many White People Does it Take to Break Open a Walnut?
Fortunately, an old local woman came to our rescue and broke the walnuts open in a second. Taken near Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Traditional Cooking Set Up in Sikkim
We were invited into a home in a village outside of Yuksom in Sikkim. Notice the traditional set up of the cooking area. It looks as if it is made from mud/clay. Impressive.
Tranquil Village Above Lake Khecheopalri - Sikkim
A peaceful village in the hills above Lake Khecheopalri in Sikkim.
Audrey Takes Down an Address - Sikkim
Audrey tries to get an address from this elderly man in a village in Sikkim to send photos. It proved a bit challenging.
Walking Home Together - Sikkim
Students walk through the hills to get home from school. Taken outside of Yuksom in Sikkim.
Our Canine Companion Trekking Around Yuksom, Sikkim
This little dog took a liking to us and walked with us for hours in the hills outside Yuksom in Sikkim.