Mintokling Guest House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMintokling Guest House Gangtok
We highly recomend the Mintokling guest house, 5 stars for service & comfort, gorgeous envirnoment and lovely guests too.
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... spectacular (and possibly very frightening) had it not been for the swirl of clouds and fog that blocked the view most of the way. Coming from a place with lots of alpine lakes and tundra I was somewhat underwhelmed by Tsomgo and its tacky tourist ambiance. The altitude left me quite breathless, though, and wondering how I'd handle significantly higher altitudes and strenuous hiking on the treks I had planned ...
... on our short but complicated journey. Particular thanks go to the wonderfully distinguished chap, Padmar; a teacher and ex-Gurkha who, if my maths is correct professed to be 60 but looked about 40 and had no trouble with the steep undulations of Darjeeling town centre. Thankfully he showed us virtually to the door of the hotel as it really does have some very steep paths and hidden back alleys does Darjeeling. Not a good place top wander aimlessly for half ...
... with hunger and probably poisoned by deet. So I went to the restaurant to meet them, and even though I intended to be cool, it did not one off well, and they told me I was acting crazy. I felt crazy, I have to admit. I promised them I just wanted to eat and I would not cause further problems. They allowed me to stay, and thankfully because food helped. Before the food arrived, I went to wash my hands, and when I looked in the mirror, I had probably the wildest look ...
... the day to leave Darjeeling. Scott was feeling a little better but was taking it easy with food. After a light lunch we headed to the jeep stand to catch a jeep to New Jalpaiguri but when we got there we found we could only go to Siliguri. So we took a jeep to Siliguri meeting a guy from Croatia, we later found out he was a doctor. We shared a tuk tuk to New Jalpaiguri. It took 3 1/2 hours altogether to get there! Us and the Croatian guy went for dinner in a dodgy ...
... one! We walked all the way back to the entrance to find that we had been locked in so we had to jump the fence to get free, it was a good adventure! By now our feet were pretty tired and we knew we had to walk all the way home and to top it off the weather had changed and a huge thunderstorm and night was coming in pretty quickly too. We just got back in the nick of time and settled down for dinner just as the first rain drops fell.