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Day 4: We had been to the tourist information center the previous day, to enquire about helicopter rides and 1 day trekking routes around Gangtok. We had decided to take the helicopter ride package which took 5 people around gangtok for Rs. 8000, for a ride lasting about 15 minutes. We had also discovered a 1 day trek organized by the tourism department in Fambong la wildlife sanctuary, an hour from Gangtok. (You have to take a permit from the tourism department for this trek in Fambongla. So approach them a day earlier with passport size pictures and identity proofs)

However, we woke up to a heavily overcast sky on day 4. All plans went down the drain. No trekking, no helicopter ride. So we just went for a walk, cursing the weather to our heart’s content. Little did we know that we would end up enjoying an impromtu short trek and great sights, local kids doping adda (totally safe) and some leaches trying to get into our socks. Here are some pics:

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