Hotel Sonam Delek
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
- I had to leave early to make my way to Gangtok in approx. 5 hours. On our way we had to drive up and down 4 mountains with an average altitude of 2000 mtr. and rough roads. On the way we stopped on beautiful waterfalls and the famous and biggest monastery Karma Kagyu Shool, founded 1100 in Rumtek. I had the chance to talk to several Buddhist but …
I woke up around 5am and saw the white peaks again. Too cloudy to see the Kanchendzonga but it's nice to see those summits. This time though I did not wake anyone up.
We had breakfast and checked out as we are heading towards Rumtek Monastery
The route to Gangtok takes 4 hours for 105 km. Typical 25 km/h. We stopped at Rangpo in order to get a Sikkim permit. This is the way to go. It takes no time and no need to provide 5 pictures of everyone. You need a photocopy of your passport and a photocopy of your Indian visa. You should also carry a passport size picture as well, just in case. …
... cross stitch design, would have loved a cushion over made like that but they don't make them, oh well saved some money.
Were dropped off at the town market mall and managed to find our way home o the hotel.
9 October - Gangtok to Amritsar
Early departure today as we have to be in Bagdogra for our flight to Amritsar mid afternoon and with the condition of the roads, we can't cut it fine. Passports again stamped when leaving Sikkim. ...
... It seems he didn't actually have the permits required to drive us all the way to Varanasi, but would be more than happy to purchase the required documents for an additional 4,000 rupees ($80).
No, Leslie told him, that wasn't acceptable. We could get a cheaper price by contracting with the hotel. The hotel drivers already had the permits required to travel the whole distance without charging any extra. Pema back pedaled. Apparently he could do it for the ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking