Travel Blogs from Gangtok
6 October Pelling to Gangtok
6 October - PellingWas a welcoming sight this morning with Mt Khangchenzonga and surrounding mountains in view. This mountain is the third highest in ...
... too after many weeks of curry and rice.
The weather on day two was only better in the fact that it stopped raining; the fog was still hanging around and not a mountain to see. Wanting to do something we wandered down to hill the zoo and spent about an hour there with the biggest thrills being the Asiatic Black Bear, Yaks, Blue Sheep, Bengal tiger, various types of Leopards and Red Pandas. Then we headed back up the hill and stopped at the New Elgin ...
... your seat and the toilets, but on the Toy Train there wasn’t the space to escape it!
So all in all, the experience that can’t be missed…according to the Lonely Planet at least, could be missed. I’d say you’d be better off taking pictures of the train as it crawls by – a great Darjeeling image best experienced from ...
... recognised for having some of the most highly endangered species of Himalayan animals and mainly focused on animals of eastern Himalaya who were comfortable operating at that altitude.
When we finally found the entrance we paid our entry fee which also included entry to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
As we entered and turned right we walked straight across to the Red Panda enclosure and were struck ...
... lucky to have witnessed this phenomena buts it’s not till later that we realize how lucky. The clouds start to roll in creating a thin mist as we head to Pelling a small town renowned for its view of the mountains.
It is a glorious drive to Pelling with the memory of the full moon setting still imprinted in our minds. The two young men that accompany us stop for photos ...
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