Hotel Sonam Delek
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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 ...
... there are a number of new hydroelectric projects underway in the Sikkim. We drove past one immense dam under construction (Chungthang) where the fast flowing river was diverted through tunnels blasted through the mountains to a location about 15 km away. This work has been very controversial because of the significant hydrological and ecological impacts. Despite a a 2006 Supreme Court order, all development projects within 10 km of national parks and sanctuaries must ...
... entered HMI, which was founded by the sherpa that accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the top of Mount Everest. There were displays of original gear, & those that had failed prior. There's also a model that takes on the entire Himalaya range, & demonstrates how far, & how many countries are included.
We came back out & walked past the big cats. There was a snow leopard, a black panther, 2 regular leopards, & 2 Bengal tigers. Pretty ...
... 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 ...
... never reappeared. Went back on Monday and the bank was closed.There were a couple of other people who had the same problem. Little bit of panic set in but in the end all sorted out on Tuesday. That's as exciting as life gets here.
I love just walk to through the lanes and have so far been to some interesting places. Visited the Himalayan Mountain Institute which is one of the main training schools for climbers from around the world. Next to it is a ...