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Worth the visit to see the Himalayans

A travel blog entry by bartsinfriendst on Oct 08, 2013

... tiles or marbles would be a bit on the chilly side in Winter.
We visited an area called Do Drul Chorten where there one huge stupa and a number of smaller ones. One must walk around them in clockwise motion, the same as when you spin the prayer wheel.
Enchey Monastery, run by the Red Hats, was on top of another steep hill overlooking Gangtok, population 55,000. This Monastery is ancient and again damaged considerably in the 2011 ...


A travel blog entry by c2miller on Apr 12, 2013

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Had a tour of Darjeeling's sights today - there weren't many. Did enjoy the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (created by Tenzing Norgay) and Zoo which has a good collection of animals found in the Himalayan region. Saw red panda, panther, snow leopard, common leopard, black himalayan bear, himalayan wolf, yaks, various himalayan goats & deer and also caught a glimpse of the Bengal tiger, who was playing coy and hiding just inside his cave.

Singalila Ridge Trek

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade on Oct 11, 2012

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... for the evening though! We nipped across to the very pleasant looking Sherpa Lodge just across the way for a hot chocolate to thaw us out, but one of the other guides came across to get us before we were finished…apparently we’d crossed the border. In an attempt to warm everyone up, the guides poured us and another group glasses of what they were calling Roxy – home brewed rice wine. Before even stepping into the room you could smell ...

Xmas Eve

A travel blog entry by nshori on Dec 24, 2011

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... at the top, just as there was no road, as I suspect that none of the usual churchgoers ever drive but all walk up the hill to the services.Our cars were all parked one behind the other on a steep incline outside the church which was a simple 2 story square cement building.
Mark and I were late as we were in the last car so went in quickly and grabbed Maya and sat down , only realizing long after that the sexes are segregated in church too ...


A travel blog entry by glassbird on Nov 05, 2011

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... views of the Mt Khangchendzonga. The state government banned the plastic bag years ago; they aim to convert into a fully organic state by 2015 which is ambitious. The Sikkimese are very welcoming and tourism is the big economy. People speak perfect English in the main with very high 82% literacy rate in this small state; of course there are those that did not go to school. The lingua franca is Nepali and Hindi with lots of mother ...


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