Hidden Forest Retreat
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The next day we explore a little then we have to move to another guest house as Mintokling is booked out that night with a group. This one the Hidden Forest is further away and set in a beautiful garden. They grow all their own organic veggies and a huge variety of orchids. The food they serve us is delicious and tastes fresh. It …
... freely is ok there, but reaching there freely is not a good idea. Being in a travel group will help you get through military checking.
2. Being extremely remote, the transportation is nearly null. And its transportation strike at this time when we reached.
3. Gurudongmar roads are closed at this time due to heavy snowfall and landslide. So we have to drop the idea this time.
He provided us a small package for the tour. Its ...
... We wandered the town, found a liquor store where we could buy a 4 pack of beer at a reasonable price, & slowly tried to retrace our steps along the windy roads leading up the mountain. We somehow made it back without taking a wrong turn.
The next morning we packed our bags & got the hell out of that hotel. It took 10-15 minutes walking DOWNHILL to get into the main part of town, & since it's constantly foggy, the views were a moot ...
... the bells from the monastery ring out all is good. There are already plenty of people about from young kids, old people, early morning joggers and of course the Porters. Porters in Darjeeling carry anything on their backs, from shop supplies, huge baskets of chickens, Gas bottles, timber and furniture. It is back breaking work but they just plod along from one pick up to the next.
Have a very nice hotel with great views over the valleys and 37 steps to ...
... is filled with our rising at dawn for the sunrise. What a glorious thing to walk to the viewing point before the sun, with the early morning people getting fit and doing their morning ablutions a bit of oomming and breathing and spitting. Here comes the sun... the reflection on the snow caps how close to the heavens I am. I heard some guy say 'can you suggest a walk around here, I saw the sunrise and its the best sight I have ever seen, its worth another 5 minutes.'
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHidden Forest Retreat Gangtok
A beautiful environment, comfortable and great fresh organic food and sublime orchids everywhere.
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