Shreyas Jani

I'm a web designer & software engineer based out of Mumbai.

I write about technology & love documenting the world around me through photography.

Blue Skies and Snow Covered Mountains

22 May 2020

Originally published: 2014/11/16

I’ve been missing Gangtok dearly. For the past month, I’ve been missing Gangtok. And just when I looked at the blog today, I realized I hadn’t uploaded some pictures from my trip to Gangtok.

This post is about the mountains of the region. No I haven’t really captured each and every mountain but the prominent ones. Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak on earth and Jomolahri in Bhutan. Mind you, K2-Austen Godwin and Mount Kanchenjunga are different. If Gilgit Balistan was a part of India, K2-Austen Godwin would have been India’s highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga would have been the second highest in India. But anyway, now that you know, scroll down to look at these cute massifs of the Himalayas in the east.

Zooming in on the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. Seen from Tashi View Point in Gangtok.

The Five Sisters of the East, as seen from Tashi View Point in Gangtok.

The sunrise on the eastern side of Gangtok.

From what I know, this mountain is known as the Bride of Kanchenjung. The Jomolhari, as seen from the Indo-Tibet border at Nathu-La.

Jomolahri in the far background, and by the way, Jomolahri is in Bhutan. The Tibetan territory and a Chinese post, the International Border fencing in the foreground. One could literally high jump the fence and enter Tibet. Don’t try it when you are there though.

I wish I could describe the individual images in this post, but I just can’t because I’ve got my exams coming up. Selecting images for this post refreshed my memories from the region and I secretly wish to go there again. I am sure you’ll liked the images. A post on the blog was long pending and I hadn’t got much time to edit and upload some street portraits I’ve shot. Also, I got an opportunity to cover a TEDx event in Mumbai and portraits from the event are gonna be up next month or so.

Jomolahri and the Bhutan regions as seen from the Indo-Tibet international border at Nathu-La.

Looking back at Nathu-La.

A high altitude lake near Nathu-La. Must be at 13,000 feet.

Mount Kanchenjunga in the background and the hills of Gangtok in foreground. Look how tiny the pylon on the hills looks (lower centre) as compared to the mountain.

Selected images from Gangtok appear on Wikipedia articles related to Nathu-La, Gangtok and Sikkim. So if you are reading an article on Wikipedia or downloading content for your middle school project, chances are you might stumble across one of my images. 🙂 As for Quora, I’ve written blog posts over there too. So if you love Quora and miss my pictures, you know where to click. 😛