Hotel Sonam Delek
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... sect of Buddhists when he escaped from Tibet in the 1960's . He had since died of throat cancer in the US and his successor, a young man still in his 20's, is living in Dharamsala and may not be able to return to this monastery because Sikkim is sensitive to being invaded by the Chinese if they were to have him return. We had to walk up a huge hill - as usual. The complex housed quite a few buildings. The main meditation hall was very colorful ...
... of many military bases and outposts in Sikkim.
Until 1975, Sikkim was actually an independent kingdom with its own king. India afforded the State “protectorate” status after independence (responsible for Sikkim’s defense). However, India eventually annexed Sikkim (an action that is still very controversial among native Sikkimese people) and it became the 22nd Indian State.
During our visit, we learned about a remarkable ...
... current hotel bit still came to only £9 for the room. After we paid a deposit and said we would check in tomorrow we were on our way to get breakfast. We found a place the day before which served proper toast with fried eggs and hash browns. I also have a green tea and fruit smoothie and e both had some more tea. We were still a little hungry so I ordered some porridge with bananas and Laura had some muesli with yoghurt and fruit. After our huge breakfast we made our way to ...
... back up into the mountains toward Gangtok, the Capitol of Sikkim. We arrived in Sikkim, found our hotel and checked in. Traci and I decided we needed to get our own room and we booked a second room. Things are getting a bit crowded with the three of us, and quite frankly I am grateful for the chance to spend some chill time with Traci. We situated in our rooms and then we headed out to eat. We cruised through the Gangtok streets and reached the beautiful and secluded MG ...
Our trek begins with tea and momos, a traditional Nepalese food. It's almost like a Chinese steamed dumpling - very delicious and one of my faces during our trip! We also met our porter, Suntha, who was very nice, but very shy and quiet. He would be carrying Shane's backpack throughout the trek, which worked out for me because Shane then carried mine! All I carried was the camera. To sum it up, the trek was great and I highly recommend anyone to do ...