Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort
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... dirty so it was hard to see much of anything and I eventually gave up on taking photos from the train. Our tour leader Kunjang went to stand by the door but ended up shaking some soot or something out of his hair.
We made two or more unscheduled stops - we really had no idea what was going on until Kunjang told us that we were switching engines. The first did sound a bit weary and made me think of the "Little Engine That Could." The noise ...
... is going to get the passports. Seriously, I'm supposed to be getting it right now. What can I do though. As I stand at the gate everyone lines up but this one guy decides to stand in front of me and keeps asking a girl two behind me if she was first. This is also the girl that said I could go in front of her, but since it is running late I pretty much don't think I'm going to make it and I don't even get into it with him. When they open the gate at 515 we all go to ...
... The scenery was stunning as the clouds remained low for most of the day so we could see all the mountains all day long. It was quite windy though and surprisingly cold despite the clear skies and sunshine!
Day two. Tumlin to Sandakphu 19k walk climbing around 800m. We asked how far we were going today and were told 19k. Quite a jump up from the previous day's 9 but with full stomachs and already feeling elated from our true Nepalese experience we were up for it. Niraj pointed somewhere hugely in the distance and said that is where we are going and it is the highest point of our trek. With the clouds not around we could really start to take in the views. Valleys and jungles all around ...
... seemed strange as we had to produce our passports which have been stamped accordingly. This is only a province of India not another country but we do what is asked of us.
Started to rain lightly so the stones on part of the narrow tracks became shiny hence that slowed us down so we were happy to arrive. Dilip is a safe driver for which we are thankful.
This part of West Sikkim is so remote, the mountains are so steep but very picturesque. Rice is grow on some of the ...