Mount Simvo

National Highway, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Gangtok

    Worth the visit to see the Himalayans

    A travel blog entry by bartsinfriendst on Oct 08, 2013

    ... all the walls have had to be repaired and murals touched up due to the cracks sustained. Monks were drying a large amount of rice in its husk, apparently this is donated. Males can join the monks from age 6.
    We visited Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts where we watched a blind gentleman stripping bamboo pieces for basketmaking, mind you the large knife was quite sharp..... Girls were carpet making, very impressive as well as weaving runners ...


    A travel blog entry by c2miller on Apr 12, 2013

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    ... going for a ride on the cable car but watched the students from the Mountaineering Institute practising their abseiling technique at Tenzing Rock. Brief visit to the Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre which was haphazard and badly run.

    Back at Chowrasta (the Mall) we had a lecture on Darjeeling teas from the man at Nathmulls (tea merchant) and then sampled the variety we had chosen at their cafe. Muffins and tea at Glenary's ...

    Singalila Ridge Trek

    A travel blog entry by vicky_jade on Oct 11, 2012

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    ... it smelled like Wrey and Nephews overproof rum, and tasted worse. Luckily dinner warmed everyone up a little…but we still had to sleep in our coats!

    Once again though, sun rise was the saving grace. It was a steep clamber up a hill today but worth every step. We were near the highest point of our trek, and our reward was the view over the entire Himalaya range – Khangchendzonga and its surrounding peaks on one side, the ...

    Xmas Eve

    A travel blog entry by nshori on Dec 24, 2011

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    ... was once again infiltrating the ladies side. The church was very simple with small wooden benches and plastic chairs, cement floors and walls decorated with christmas decorations and a manger at the front near the alter . It was lit by candles and the electricity was out for most of the service which added to the atmosphere. The priest gave the sermon in both the local language and english for our benefit .There was a group of male singers and ...


    A travel blog entry by glassbird on Nov 05, 2011

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    ... The government has a number of initiatives including livelihood schools which have been started to convert Sikkim’s literacy rate to 100% targeting unemployed youth. There are many ethnic clans that make up the state from Tibet, Nepal and movement from Bhutan. There are many forms of national dress and hard to know who is who. The traditional married women wear colourful striped silk aprons (Pangden) and some clans ornate ...