Hotel Himalayan Heights
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- Continental Breakfast
- Conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
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... from the hotel we had reserved. But what a steep kilometer. Gangtok is also situated on top of a ridge but I would say it is a steeper town than Darjeeling. The taxi drivers quoted outrageous sums to get us that last km ($5). We turned them down and went to the road to catch a shared taxi which we knew would be cheap. The driver called ahead to the hotel and got directions. After going up up up, we took a turn and went down down down. ...
... sleeping peacefully because of the soldiers who are maintaining a vigil at the borders. They are giving their life so that the life of others are not put to risk. They don't worry about the terrain, the heat or cold or snow. All glories to the Indian soldier! Jai Hind!! My salutes to all the army men out there. Hats off to them.
After a few yards i noticed the starting of the barren land. There was no sign of life..no ...
... in the UK sooner than we thought....a month on the boat seems very appealing!
So, one last night in Joey's to celebrate our departure and we had a blast. Drank too much, met a couple of mighty fine and interesting Aussie's, a mad Yorkshire girl (sound familiar?!) and a group of American youths who were on a short break from teaching in Calcutta (Kolkata). They were hilarious and there was much 'hee-hee-haw'ing! Maybe we won't be home that soon after ...
... By the time we got up to the lake, we were surprised by the presence of hundreds of other tourists, all Indians from various states of the Country. We were also surprised by the numerous food stalls selling Chai, hot fresh Momo's and Veg chow Mein.
Tsomgo lake was beautiful, frozen and suspended in ice. Our Yak ride was expensive and rather a tense experience as the slippery icy track was shared by other yaks and tourists alike not leaving enough room for ...
... with the changing morning light. But, on rare occasions, whilst far from Everest, the peak is clearly visible. Today is one such day. All I can say is thank you! Stunned! After this, we head off to a monastery (which was great) and a war memorial for Gurkhas. But after that mountain view experience. Nothing else was required. Happy, just happy. Clear why we are in this cold and a little boring part of the country. Darjeeling is growing on ...