Hotel Himalayan Heights
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... time frame. And i never like this type of trip.
So, we landed with a deal. We will go along with other tourists in a shared jeep. But we will not return with them. We are going to stay one more night in Lachung and the operator will send 3 empty seats in next day's tourist vehicle. It was cool. This way, we will get one full day to explore the village, meet with some local people and try some traditional delicacies. And ...
... the lounge was phenomenal. Samuel, especially, was always on hand to help with the fire, get something from the bar, serve breakfast or dinner, you name it. And, as others have said, you never have the impression that a tip is expected. And it would have been awkward and tedious to do so every time. So, we just waited until our final time in the lounge to tip for the entire stay.
If I ever have the pleasure of returning to Darjeeling, I will undoubtedly stay at the Shangri-La ...
Darjeeling is high up in the mountains - 7000 feet up! You can see the Kanajungen mountain range from the town (and our hotel!) - simply stunning at any time of day! spent time on the rope-way - a local cable car they have only just re-opened after fatalities from before when a cable car decided to make a dash for freedom!
Jason who is scared of heights opted to drive us there in his jeep but not join us!
Darjeeling is a real mix of Indian, Nepali and ...
... from Darjeeling itself we picked up another guy in our Jeep, I got chatting to him and found out that we was actually a Gourka in the army. Not actually a soldier himself he nonetheless had a few interesting stories to tell and gave us alot of background knowledge into Darjeeling and the area in general. We eventually arrived in Darljeeling at around 2.30pm, almost 24 hours later than we had planned!
As we had high expectations of Darjeeling and were ...
... promised to be fun but was a bit of a worn out tourist attraction, especially on a misty day destined for Ghoom.
I fight the bug in my stomach from Pelling it takes my hearty appetite but I carry on. I write and take more photos, I cant stop, the beauty is astounding.
We walk Darjeeling with our new found fitness and drink tea, find little cafes and restaurants to eat and drink more tea. We steal glances at the peaks that will be no more, how lucky we are.