Visit to Sangmo’s House, Exploring Dharamkot and Bhagsu Waterfall

On a fine Saturday, I was introduced by Elena to her conversation buddy, Sangmo. Sangmo is a Tibetan nun who is eager to learn English. Elena converses with Sangmo daily, except Sunday. The three of us had lunch at Nick’s. Then we walked to Sangmo’s house. Her house was a simple 1 room house, with a few modern electrical appliances like rice cooker and stove. No fridge, no TV, no fan though. I was so humbled by how simplicity can bring so much happiness in one’s life. She’s the happy-go-lucky type of woman. I promised to send her postcards when I’m back in Singapore.

Sangmo and I
Sangmo and I
3 monkey feeding
Monkey feeding near Sangmo’s house
Indian women who carried timber
Indian women who carried timber

On a relaxing Sunday, we spent 3 hours in a gemstone store near our hotel. We read gemstone books to learn the meaning of each stones, talked to the seller to gain some insights, and chose a few stones to buy as a souvenir. I bought peridot for myself, mystic topaz for my mom and cousin, quartz and garnet for my sisters, and lemon topaz for another cousin. I got a crush with gemstones! After being done with gemstones, we were extremely hungry and immediately went to Jimmy’s for lunch. I finally took the plunge to disobey by strict diet of no meat, no egg,  no milk, no fruit diet. I ordered Chicken Meatball Pasta! And it tasted like heaven! Even though my medicine wasn’t completely finished yet, I just decided to make the best of my final 3 days in McLeod Ganj. And my stomach turned out fine after the meal, so yay!

On Monday, the 2nd final day in McLeod Ganj, I walked to Dharamkot after my final meditation class at Tushita. I read somewhere that it is possible to go to Bhagsu Waterfall from Dharamkot, so I wanted to give it a try. The path to Bhagsu was not clearly marked, I had to asked a few people along the way. The scenery was an interesting one, the town of Dharamkot was small and peaceful, there were quite many  backpackers. There was a public swimming pool too in Dharamkot. Eventually I reached Bhagsu Waterfall entrance after following some signs. The waterfall was awesome! Unfortunately I couldn’t walk to the waterfall because I had to rush back to my computer class at LHA. Fortunately my camera has great zoom, so I could get a few captures of the waterfall.

If I have another opportunity to go to McLeod Ganj in the future, I wish to get near to Bhagsu Waterfall, and trek the Triund Hill.

Vipassana meditation centre in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Surprised to find a Vipassana meditation centre in Dharamkot
Out of the Blue Italian Pizzaria in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Out of the Blue Italian Pizzaria
Beautiful white horses in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Beautiful white horses on a narrow road, I had to give way to them!
Haifa Cafe Sushi Bar in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
You can even find a sushi bar in Dharamkot!
view in dharamkot, on the way to bhagsu waterfall
View along the way to Bhagsu Waterfall
view in dharamkot, on the way to bhagsu
The long road among the mountains, on the way to Bhagsu waterfall
view in dharamkot, on the way to bhagsu
Super big pack, carried by a man. Definitely hardwork.
Woman statue in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
A woman statue
Hardworking horse in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
One hardworking horse
Public pool in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Public Pool in Dharamkot
16 signs to bhagsu waterfall
Signs pointing to Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsu Waterfall in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Bhagsu Waterfall
Bhagsu Waterfall in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
View of Bhagsu Waterfall from the entrance
Bhagsu Waterfall in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
View of Bhagsu Waterfall from far
Fruit chaat snack food truck in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Intrigued by this food truck but didn’t dare to try due to my bacteria infection
Cute animal cow in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
This is one cute animal, but I’m not sure what it is. I’m very poor with animal name.

Arriving back to McLeod Ganj from Dharamkot, I had a good chicken steak at Carpe Diem before going to my final computer class at LHA. Ah, I was sad to leave McLeod Ganj and LHA and to say goodbye to everything 😦 Neil, the president of LHA, wanted to treat Elena and me a farewell dinner. In the evening, we walked to Dharamkot to dine at Family Pizzaria Restaurant, who makes great pizzas. Yeah, I visited Dharamkot twice in  a day, LOL. Neil walked us back to our hotel and bid farewell to us 😥

Family Pizzaria in Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
Our dinner at Family Pizzaria

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