Hotel Tashi Delek
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... jeeps filled to the brim with Indian tourists and, when we finally arrived at point zero, it was like a big snow party. Small tables set out by the backs of trucks sold hot and cold drinks. They rented rubber boots and scarves and mittens. For many I'm sure, it was first time they had seen snow. A trail curving along ...
... mentioned that land slides are occurring as everyone is getting involved in constructing hotels and guesthouses. They are cutting the mountains for the same thereby leaving loose soil. This is the result of Playing with Mother Nature. His words left me buried in some serous thinking. After some time we decided to head back to hotel to have lunch. After lunch we proceeded to zero point as the way had got cleared by then. The hotel ...
... many times for photos of scenery, monkeys, locals going about their daily lives, and also to explain to mum (while I slept) about the different plants, eg the broom tree that they use for making brooms.
In South Sikkim we visited places near Namchi, including Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim's "most important and only tea estate" (we just had a quick look there) as well as Samdruptse hill, which is home to the world's largest statue of Buddhist Padmasambhava, ...
... early riser and who has the greatest repertoire of songs I have ever heard...he is brilliant! He sounds like he'd taste good in pigeon pie!!
Sufficiently refreshed nonetheless we headed out to the highly recommended local zoo mid-morning with a couple of bits of admin to do along the way (buy warm gear for Annie, new boots for me and maybe a thermal top for me; confirm the trek route, hire sleeping bags and find out how to get to Maney Bhanjang, where ...
... up the hill. The Jeeps don't leave until they're full and there was us and another couple in the front two seats when we got in (maximum capacity is ten or eleven). Ten minutes later an enormous American man got in the back and I can honesty say he's one of the most negative people I've ever met. He worked for the U.N. in Nepal, and was regretting leaving the safety of his compound in Nepal to see Darjeeling for the weekend. He did slip the Jeep ...