The “Lofty Hill” or the “Hill made flat to build the Gangtok monastery in 1716”. Gangtok is a city, which, till one sees it, one would believe exists only in picture‐story books. An air of enchantment hangs over the city, indeed the whole valley; the mysticism. In the mystery‐laden mists prayer flags whip in the breeze; wheels spin in the hands of Lamas mumbling invocations to God.