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It's a long and tiring journey, but the mystic beauty of hills will boost you to travel more and more…
Day1 - 20.12.13: Today, we started our journey and boarded bus (Royal Cruiser) from Kolkata Saltlake to Siliguri Junction at 7 PM.
Day2 - 21.12.13: It is supposed to be a 12 Hr. journey, but thanks to the road condition, we reached there at 12 AM. We wanted to feel the snow, so chose some snow peaked mountain areas ...
... to a local that explains it was originally a Buddhist temple that the Hindus had taken over & added their own twist. Interesting. The local man then blessed my forehead with red paint, for a small fee, of course.
While we were there it was Kelly's birthday. We had breakfast at, where else, Keventer's. Afterward we headed on our way, but quickly stopped off at a bakery called Glenary's. We got a chocolate dipped cream roll, a lemon tart, & a ...
... Nepali exit visas and off we went , half way along the bridge a proper jeep approached us and we negotiated for the whole jeep 500 Rupees - bargain £6.00 and we climbed in.
The jeep driver took us the Indian Immigration office where we filled in the relevant forms and off we went again along the very bumpy dirt roads.
The journey to Siliguri seemed to take ages, the roads are as bad here as in Nepal!
Eventually arrived at Siliguri and ...
"For epochs to come the peaks will still pierce the lonely vistas, but when the last snow leopard has stalked among the crags and the last markhor has stood on a promontory…a spark of life will have gone, turning the mountains into stones of silence"
George B Schaller
There are 150 species of mammals in Sikkim including the blue sheep, red panda, and musk deer with snow ...
... Blue Bird Hotel with its dark, damp and possibly bed bug infested rooms. I had to make do with a small filthy concrete cell room at some dodgy lodge and then some tasteless daal bhat at the Blue Bird. It dawned on me during dinner that I didn't meet even one trekker on the entire sixty kilometer trail.
The next morning, I waited for an hour at Tashiding's main junction for a jeep back to Pelling and reunite with my large bag pack. ...