Orange Village Resort
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... the most northern point foreigners are allowed to go, for an additional 3000Rs ($50 split 6 ways) or skip it. Everyone except Doris was enthused to go and she relented.
The terrain became more rugged and barren. Our driver negotiated many more impossibly steep hairpins before our destination. We had ...
... for some time. But when the 16th Karmapa arrived in Sikkim in 1959, after fleeing Tibet, the monastery was in ruins. Despite being offered other sites, the Karmapa decided to rebuild Rumtek. To him, the site possessed many auspicious qualities and was surrounded by the most favourable attributes. For example, flowing streams, mountains behind, a snow range in front, and a river below. With the generosity and help of the ...
... the car over multiple times for the many scenery photos. We developed quite a good relationship with Prakash, and we ended up hiring him for the next 2 days as well, to drive us around Sikkim and then down to Darjeeling. It was always enjoyable being in the car with him.
Darjeeling district and Sikkim are in the foothills of the Himalayas, where landslides are quite common. The drive to Gangtok was very scenic, weaving through the hills and ...
Woke up at 6am and checked outside the window and there was a bit of blue sky so I set out leaving Hadley in bed and walked towards the observation area. I looked to the left of the buildings and my breathe was literally taken away I finally saw the Himalayan range!! It was still cloudy at the peaks but the size of them were amazing. I then had a dilemma waking up a sleepy Hadley or to carry on and maybe get an angry Hadley if he knew he missed it! ...
... then back for lunch. Superb lunch laid on and then we were asked if we wanted dinner as well so had to go out for another walk in the afternoon to try and get rid of the calories from lunch time. So we went on what I was told was a gentle stroll up to a Buddhist Peace Pagoda, designed by a Japanese architect. Gentle stroll my foot! It was hard work but worth it as the peace pagoda was pretty spectacular.
Then back to the hotel to write up diaries and finished off this chapter of the ...