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... because the tank is empty. In a authentic Nepalese / Tibetan restaurant we eat the finest Momo's that we have gotten so far. Yummy.
The drive back to Siliguri we go strictly according to the railroad. And drive sometimes right next to the steam train. The track was but spilled by various rock falls and is no longer passable. A pass is only possible with the motorbike, as well as the road was swept away. An otherwise the track and scenery, ...
... over 150km away. I was intrigued at the prospect of walking the ridge all the way to the summit of the worlds third-highest peak, but that would have to wait until I was better equipped, and healthier! The ridge is right on the Nepal-India border, so while walking half the time we were in Nepal, half the time we were in India. On Day 2 we were rewarded when we reached the town of Sandakhphu - not only was Kanchenjunga wholly visible, but Mt Everest and ...
... some pictures of Hindu gods and Jesus Christ as well as the Dali Lama and one of India's now deceased famous babas. I asked him if he was religious and what he said to me will forever stay in my mind. He said; "I am not religious, my god is my mother, father and nature." Inspiring words that I can relate to as well as share. His mum bought out two deep bronze bowls of fried rice, it had carrot, pea, other veg and some diced up coriander. Was lovely. We also had a cup of tea. Whilst ...
... to speak! We were given a choice of rooms and rather stupidly we chose the attic room which required two more flights of stairs! However it is lovely (well lovely by our standards!) with windows on two walls giving us fantastic views across to the mountains! I am in heaven! The room is very basic, no heating but there is hot water! Our hosts are a lovely Tibetan family and they gave us a great reception and brought a pot of Darjeeling tea to our room so we ...
3) What We Saw and What We Did
Preparations before we leave.....
Before we departed:
Having already decided we wanted to do the trek on the Saturday, we arrived in Kathmandu late on Thursday evening and set about researching it, since we were wholly unprepared. We quickly realised there we’re a few things we needed to sort out in the 2 days we had.
Required by law. For $20, they enter you onto a ...