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... during the Cultural Revolution from which many monks fled.
Our second Sikkim day excursion was up - way up! Tsomgo Lake is alpine lake above 12,000 feet near the border with China/Tibet. It's altitude and snowiness makes it popular with affluent Indians vacationing in Gangtok who have never seen snow before in their lives. The drive up from Gangtok (about 4,500 feet) on treacherous unpaved roads might ...
... were off on our 7-day, 6-night trek on the Singalila trail. The highlight of this trek are the spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and Lhotse...
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... certainly don't take an unknown man's word as gospel.
It was dark now but the hour and a half ride to Siliguri was a packed but uneventful one. Siliguri is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata (Calcutta) but doesn't have much going for it except an airport. It's simply a place to stay before moving onto Darjeeling. We had our intended hotel loaded onto Google Maps on the Nexus so knew exactly where to get off the bus. It ...
... to Ganeshtok a viewpoint that looks over all of Gangtok. We crossed the road to the Himalayan Zoological Park paying 50 Rupees to get in. The guide recommended we bring a car and we soon learnt why. The animal enclosures were massive and few and far between. We walked for miles up steep hills and down the other side. We saw red pandas, leopards, snow leopards, wolves and many colourful birds. The red pandas were so cute i wanted ...
Day 43: Thursday March 1st
Our trip to Darjeeling turned out to be a little bit more of an adventure than we had hoped. Having heard rumors of Varanasi's notoriously bad traffic, we thought it prudent to arrive at the train station more than an hour earlier than we really needed to. That way should we get stuck in traffic for a while we should still be able to make it. As it turned out we made reasonably good time and it only took us a little ...