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Travel Blogs from Chail
... Base Camp’ to be some sort of glorious summit where a huge flag blowing in the wind would exclaim; ‘Deo Tibba at 4800 metres, well done!’
Then again, most of us just wanted to know we’d made it to the top, and, despite the fact I’ll never be sure whether or not the sweat, blood and tears committed to getting there was really worth it in the end, I can be sure of one thing; that the panoramic view ...
... little more bearable. One guy stopped and spoke to
Peter. It turns out they were all from Nepal. Peter walked up a little
further to a family that were working, mother and father and they had a
little girl of about 2, living beside the roadside with them. It was
raining and there was mud every where but they were all so happy and
smiling. Peter suggested that they had one of the best views at any
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He gave an old packet of namkeen from the dashboard and told us to help ourselves. We tore it open and finished it in no time. The clouds were making way for us to drive through the lush green forests. It was like the ones we see in movies. A long hilly road surrounded by huge tall trees with their numerous streams flowing downhill, the driver then told this is where ...
... a small nearby village and enjoyed some delicious Thukpa and Momo’s at the Tibetain Café in town. It was a nice and relaxing end to an incredible week in the mountains.
The final bus ride back to Shimla was comparable to a roller coaster. Our driver was obviously used to the roads and enjoyed zipping around the corners. We were unfortunately right near the back of the bus and I had a very hard time staying in my seat. We made it back to Shimla in good time ...
... mountain goats in the cliffs above, monkeys that swing off of the trees to raid the apple orchard, bears and a leopard population that is growing due to the recent protected status. "No worry Mark" says Sangat Ram about my concern of the Leopard. "No problem in daytime. If you go outside nighttime just make noise." He had been a hunter and has lived here his whole life – he should know.
But over my stay my comfort level decreases as several attacks occur in ...