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... was the Rumtek Monastery or Gompa. This is the home in exile of the leader of the Buddhist black hat sect and consequently guarded by armed forces. The entrance is of course up a long very steep walkway, past stalls selling natural toothbrushes, a particular timber chewed by some locals for dental hygiene. It was interesting seeing many of the young monks engrossed with their mobile phones. Were they just playing games?
... enjoyed sweeping views of stagerring beauty. Have your camera ready as the entire journey to Gurundangmar lake is covered with snow covered mountain meadows and thundering. On our way at 15000 ft we stopped to have some magi. There are a few shops at Thompu. As it was really cold i decided to buy some gloves. We also took jackets on rent. So if you forget to take jacket don’t worry you can take it on rent at a nominal price. ...
... eight-hour flight. The vast landscape below became snow-covered and desolate, and Frankfort was cold and grey. After a three-hour wait we again embarked via Lufthansa for the ten-hour plus flight to Houston. Time to reminisce and reflect on the wonderful sights we had seen, the delightful people we had met, the adventure we had shared, and to anticipate the joy of returning home to our loved ...
... scared. We got outside, & along with two German girls, ended up in the back of a shared taxi jeep. We had to wait quite a while for it to fill up, & the beggars were ubiquitous & persistent. We were stuck in the back at 150 rupees a piece, 2 sitting across from the other two, with very little leg room. It was 200 a seat if we wanted to be up front. Of course it was way less for locals. We got going, fighting our way through the traffic ...
Our guide was a little late meeting us at the Himalayan Getaway tour office, and I hoped that was the reason for his ridiculously quick pace as we half jogged at his heels on the way to the Jeep. Of course the Jeep wasn’t ready to go so the just eaten breakfast could have stayed a little more settled with a slower paced walk, and I hoped this wasn’t a sign of what lay ahead over the next 5 days. Turned out, it kind of was!
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