Overall the trip was a very intriguing one. Strongly recommend to use big sturdy cars like Bolero, Max or Xylo.Hotels , were more or less good and people were very courteous.Require atleast 10 days for Sikkim if you don’t want to fall sick, rushing from one destination to another. Yuru resort in Kalimpong was particularly good.Inspite of all the lakes you may have visited in Sikkim, I would still recommend going to Mirk, as its location and tall trees of Pine and Sag, around the lake , make it a beautiful excursion experience.
If you overlook the Infrastructure, I would say, it is more beautiful than Switzerland any day & specially the Warmth of the people is out of this world.
Lachen and Lachung were also amazing destinations. Modern Residency, in Lachung is highly recommended. In Lachen, the Rooms at Grand Lachen are good but the kitchen leaves much to be desired. Overall not bad. I would have preferred to stay at Apple Orchard in Lachen. As precaution, carry a portable Oxygen Canister , if you are going to Visit Gurudongmar Lake. Should not misd it. The drive itself is an adventure of sorts ! People with breathing difficulties ,and Asthma , need to be very careful. Those suffering from Back problems & Spondylitis, should sit on an inflated Scooter tube, in the car, if they really wish to go to Lachen.
Our tour operator, Mr. Dewaker of To Travel Is To Learn, is a good organiser and I am reasonably pleased with his services and care that he took.
I wish him well.
Jai Hind !