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Travel Blogs from Darjeeling
... sont fournies, et les bouillotes qui sont préparées avec soin! Et le matin, le thé et un pancake tibétain nous attendent.
Samedi, nous visitons tout d'abord une usine de thé, le Happy Valley Tea Estate, dont le thé est exclusivement vendu chez Harrods à Londres. Et oui! Le thé estampillé Darjeeling vient en fait majoritairement de la vallée. La partie la plus intéressante sera de marcher dans les plantations et de voir les femmes faire la récoltent en discutant. ...
... up again along the route.
Difficulty: Easy. We were full of energy, enthusiasm and the paths were well maintained.
Day 2: Monjo (2835m) - Namche Bazar (3440m)
This is best described as a ‘burning ascent’.......
Highlights: Our lodge, with brilliant views of the mountains. Pete feeling AMS in Namche (Acute Mountain Sickness) for the first time with a huge headache and burning muscles ...
So, getting to darjeeling was a bit of a trek! we had to get a 14 hour train to new japalguiri train station and from there we would have to get a shared jeep for three hours up to darjeeling - with that in mind we mentally prepared ourselves for the trek!
As i mentioned before, sealdah train station was madness and it was a relief to get onto the train - 3 AC is hard to describe, there are six bunks for the overnight train they are stacked in 2 rows of 3 and ...
... around all day. Darjeeling zoo was the one thing that was open, and is the highest zoo in the world (I am told) so I spent the afternoon there and was very excited to see a snow leopard, as well as some red pandas. The Everest museum next door was very inspiring, detailing all the attempts to climb it until it was finally conquered in 1953. Interesting that I had really only heard about Edmund Hillary but the museum understandably focused more on Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa who ...
... month in India, and seeing so many starving people, it was somewhat hypocritical of me to make a big scene about the absence of my side of mushrooms. See, I’m learning!!!
However, things were still not good. The Head of the Restaurant came over and apologised to me profusely for the muck ups. Apparently the waiter had gone to him and 'fessed up. I was charming and conciliatory. I told him that whilst over 75% of my original order ...
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