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... in very reasonable costing.
Coming to costings:
The one night package charges offered by Rupen was just INR 900( Might vary with season).
We finally added one more night with next days pickup service at INR 1600 / person. That included the transportation, foods and lodging.
Tips: Lachung is a very remote village. Its better you carry some fast foods. Packets of noodles(Maggie) might prove good. Also carrying ...
... to a local that explains it was originally a Buddhist temple that the Hindus had taken over & added their own twist. Interesting. The local man then blessed my forehead with red paint, for a small fee, of course.
While we were there it was Kelly's birthday. We had breakfast at, where else, Keventer's. Afterward we headed on our way, but quickly stopped off at a bakery called Glenary's. We got a chocolate dipped cream roll, a lemon tart, & a ...
... Nepali exit visas and off we went , half way along the bridge a proper jeep approached us and we negotiated for the whole jeep 500 Rupees - bargain £6.00 and we climbed in.
The jeep driver took us the Indian Immigration office where we filled in the relevant forms and off we went again along the very bumpy dirt roads.
The journey to Siliguri seemed to take ages, the roads are as bad here as in Nepal!
Eventually arrived at Siliguri and ...
... one a Canadian/ English accent and the younger seems to speak english with a Hindi accent. The British school principle has been involved through a friend with his charity called Futurehope in Kolkata for the streetchildren-he is on the board and also does some teaching. The streetchildren have to be found and encouraged to come in in the first place ; some have families , some do not, and are often run aways from the rural areas. The charity ...
Danny & PJ write:
We book into a nice hotel that we are told has a stunning view when the sun rises. It never rises and during the four days we are there Pelling is covered in a mist that people in the valleys see as cloud. As it happens the weather does not detract from our stay in a village with 140 hotels and 500 hundred locals. I do wonder about how they survive as I see these concrete blocks growing even higher on the edges of these earthquake prone mountains. We are ...
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