I never made my mind before that I would write some post for snowfall. But after getting so much of it in Yumthang Valley, I just decided lets make this a seperate post, I had never seen such snowfall before, being a part of busy lifestyle metro city, & my most of the times of life I have spent in education & career, so I was never become such fortunate to face a snowfall , But north sikkim just made this happened.
The time was when we were on way to Zero point from yumthang Valley.As I have told that I was the second time visitor for North sikkim, & the ist time was during a rainy season, & therefore I had not the luck for snow, but this time, Its the month of January- It was freezing & freezing all the way, I was really surprised to discover no land was remained open for air- all were just wrapped with veils of snow.
it was the place from where shoe & other clothes are being taken for the trip to zero point. here I m showcasing a little snow while we were just about to uphill towards zeropoint.
And its not all about- as we started to move uphill, the snowfall began rapidly. at the zero point it was impossible to take out cameras , even mobiles, the heavy snows can damage your cameras, mobiles , as just holding for taking a video for 10-15 seconds could make your phone totally wet. so we couldnot capture that. Even I was so tired for the freezing cold, it started to pain beneath my foot for the freezing cold. I couldnot walk on the Ice in zero point, but I had no grief for that, as I did something bigger later 😉
Now it was the time to come down , as we were really in hurry to be in such a part where theres no ice, I had some problems under my feet, it was feeling like there is no sense in my feet, the feet were burning in cold, I never experienced this freezing experience. so we decided to move fast, and another thing to worry was, no driver other than us, dared to move to Zero point. so there was some risks, as in any danger or problems, the other drivers or other car could help you. Anyways, we were not sorrowful for this return, but on way back we experienced the snowfall in lower parts near yumthang Valley became terrific.
It was the casual snowfall in yumthang in the month of January at its ist week in North sikkim. the video taken from car so a bit shaky. excuse me for that =)
The snow fall was at some distance from zero point & before we reach to Yumthang valley, we requested our driver to stop the car, & he also admitted that we were quite lucky to get the snowfall. Then we resumed our journey & stopped near yumthang valley again to capture some more videos of snowfall- which are embedded below.
The next day’s trip would be towards Thangu, & I’m telling you this trip is more exciting than any others personally, for its the journey through the desert like terrain.
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