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... and toast. Left our luggage at the hotel and, shortly after 6AM, we took off.
Yumthang Valley Filled with Rhododendrons
We bounced for two hours through rugged terrain, and drove to the jaw-dropping gorgeous Yumthang Valley, famous for its rhododendron forests. The lower valley was green and lush ...
... nice view of a waterfall.
As it was raining so we decided to take a walk locally. There is heavy placement of ITBP. You will see army people all around. We enjoyed a quick chat with one army officer. Next day we had to leave at 7.00 am so we decided to sleep early.
Day 4- It kept raining throughout the last night. Our driver told us that it was not possible to go to Zero Point due to the bad weather. There was ...
... and a quick stop for a photo of us with some local army men. We also stopped by some beautiful waterfalls during our drive.
We went to some hindu temples, including Hanuman Tok and Durga Tok. Hanuman is the monkey god, and Durga the tiger or lion goddess (the cat changes depending on who you speak to). The clouds began to settle in and seemed to envelope the whole hill within it. We couldn't see the beautiful view anymore, but we still enjoyed being in ...
... 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 ...
... drove like a maniac and although the roads are bumpy we arrived in one piece at Kakarvittha at about 5pm, off we went to find the Hotel Darbar that we had read about.
They had a room, nice and large and clean so that was settled , no electricity , nothing new in Nepal so a nice cold shower to get us in the modd for the cool evening !
There are plenty of hotels so you can just turn up and get a room , the owner said not many westerners pass ...