Magic Mountain Country Home
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... as we made our way from the park office, through the tropical jungle and 25 degree temperatures, up to the lodge at Laban Rata which was at about 3,300m and much cooler. We met a few people along the way including a interesting Canadian couple, Travis and Pam, as well as a hilarious Irish couple, Ashling and Emmet, both of whom shared in our huffing and puffing up the mountain. We made it Laban Rata by about 1:30pm after about 4.5 hours walking, half of which was in the ...
... We finally find a "cafe" that sells beer but nothing else, no food, no lemon ice for me. They do go buy a bottle of lemon tea from next door for me. This is very much a Muslim community and alcohol is hard to find. But of course my nose sniffs out where to buy a bottle of vodka in a supermarket to add to my ice lemon. We end up down on the waterfront for a beer and ice lemon, with my own special ...
... chicken the same and the biggest basket of sliced banana fritters £2 in the lightest most crispy batter ever. No alcohol though as strictly Muslim so hot Chinese tea it was all-round.
There was a group of Chinese staying here on a 7 day self care course in which they fasted, had massage by hitting themselves with bamboo sticks, early morning chanting outside our rooms at 5.30 am, ...
... to mention...it rained hard for a good 2 1/2 hours of our 4 1/2 trip. By the time we reached near the top, the route was pretty much covered by a fast flowing stream against us, thereby ensuring that my not so waterproof trainers are soaked through, as are my sole pair of hiking socks. As I write this, I am attempting to dry the socks on the kettle, while my shoes are stuffed with toilet paper in the hope they are ...
Day 45. We awoke to the sound of fighting dogs. The "slow" group was departing as we, the "fast group" sat down to breakfast, a nervous excitement permeating the group in anticipation of the climb. Well fed and with packed lunch in tow, we began our ascent from Timpohon Gate (1866m). Our destination was the Lamaing hostel in Laban Rata, 6km away in ground distance but at 3296m above sea level. The five of us were joined by Aditya, a PhD student ...