Hotel Tashi Delek
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... one since we were only three people. Its 1Night stay at Lachung. That will cover the entire journey and Yamthang valley visit.
So its like this:
1. We start from Gangtok at around 11AM and reach Lachung at around 6PM.
2. Stay the night at Lachung.
3. Move to Yamthang Valley at 7AM and return to Lachung by 1PM.
4. Have lunch at Lachung and head back to Gangtok at 2PM.
Now, my question was, the entire journey was in ...
... but we made our way around & a man tending the grounds said we could enter. The doors were locked, but it was really cool & weathered looking from the outside. There were a bunch of dogs enjoying the peaceful grounds as well.
Next we started walking aimlessly, & saw a monkey. We walked up the hill toward it, & every time I got close enough for a picture, it moved out of view. At the top we realized it wasn't just one monkey, but actually a ...
... accent we knew they were from Birmingham , finally people from close to home !
They had just come over the border from India the day before and gave us a few suggestions for places to stay in Darjeeling and we gave them advice for Nepal , this is often how things work and its great to hear about the experiences other people are having.
We packed up and left our hotel and walked the few mins to exchange our money at the bank and then tried to ...
... in their rustic bungalow , accompanied by your own staff !!
Then did an afternoon walk close by across the suspension bridge to Sikkim. Lots of holes and a fair bit of wobbling , wobbling. Quite crowded too as it is the route to the bootlegging local alcohol hut on the other side.
Very nice to be picked up again by the jeeps and taken all the way uphill back to Glenburn again in the dark for home made sausage rolls and christmas cake and cups ...
... of the the British raj are here on the hills of course, a legacy of architecture with security gates. We also visited the Tibetian refugee camp which is a self help centre. Lots of handicraft and carpet weaving, wool and knitting. We visited the exhibition and was moved by the straight talk by the Tibetans regarding their dispossession. It was a sad reminder of China and its hold over these people. we meet many tibetans living in Sikkim and Darjeeling.
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