Hotel Saikripa Gangtok
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... Point Zero
We stopped for beautiful two hour hike through rhododendron forest. They were not in bloom but nevertheless it was a beautiful hike. We came out on open river valley wedged between magnificent mountains and snow topped mountain backdrop. Here we had to make the choice to continue to Yumesumdong ...
... 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 ...
... walking along, we discovered that we had been attacked by leeches while we were off-the-beaten-track. Prakash pulled them off us, but the bumps would last for weeks or longer.
We also visited a buddhist temple which was in the process of being painted while we were there! The designs and pictures were intricate and beautiful. Despite the signs for silence inside the temple (which we have learnt don't mean anything to Indians) one of the painters told us ...
... After an hour it was slightly clearer but we decided to go back to our hotel. On the way back we bought some tea from a little stall and drank this on the way to the hotel. We then ordered our breakfast and it was brought to our room 10 minutes later. We ate breakfast and got back into bed to warm up. Laura had a little nap and I continued to catch up with the blog. ...
... stunning scenery.
From the rooftop of our guest house we were told we would have good views of Khangchendzonga if the skies were clear enough, so on the first morning we went up for a look…and got a lot more than we’d expected. It took us a second to realise that it wasn’t cloud we were looking at but the huge snow covered mountain top – absolutely breathtaking and without a doubt one of the most amazing sights ...