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Travel Blogs from Darjeeling
... whilst walking, good and healthy. My ability and endurance increased over the course of 5 days, even though I was more fatigued and tired. I learnt a few tips along the way that made for a better experience that I will remember for my next trek. It may turn out to be the best and most memorable thing we have done in India/ Nepal as it were. 5 days of peace and quiet, no hassle, good food, good company, good views. It really was a great way to spend a week and I will never forget ...
... seemed strange as we had to produce our passports which have been stamped accordingly. This is only a province of India not another country but we do what is asked of us.
Started to rain lightly so the stones on part of the narrow tracks became shiny hence that slowed us down so we were happy to arrive. Dilip is a safe driver for which we are thankful.
This part of West Sikkim is so remote, the mountains are so steep but very picturesque. Rice is grow on some of the ...
... dodging, it wasnt a pleasant experience!
Anyways enough moaning. We got a bit lost during all of this but eventually found our way after some help from the locals, who were very helpful and friendly. Just as we finally arrived the rain got even heavier and heavier, and of course the gardens are all outside so no shelter or cover. The gardens were situated on a hill, so it meant walking up and down quite steep paths whilst in the rain. But ...
... soon come to know him (and his family) very well! We started the day with a brief intro and taste of tea from Passang at the Kurseong Tourist Lodge. The view was great as we were able to see a little bit of Everest! From there, we caught another shared jeep the rest of the way to Darjeeling. It was very apparent upon our arrival that Darjeeling is unlike the rest of Northern India. Women were found running many shops ...
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