blur. . . A cold morning to wake up to. It is just a few days after the end of the Dussehra festival. We had reached #Yuksom in #Sikkim the previous day, from where we will begin our trek to #GoechaLa . A picturesque village in the western valleys of Sikkim, Yuksom is full of small homestays catering to those headed to GoechaLa. . It rained for an hour the previous evening. The skies now look clear. We can hear sounds from outside - of excited trekkers, horses, the tinkling bells around the necks of the line of dzos headed uphill. . Ten days of hard climbing and descent await us. And below zero temperatures. For now, we want to spend a few more minutes under the cosy blankets. And, admire the scenes outside while sipping some hot tea.