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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... had a flood of memories, names and faces return to me from that infamous night where I got completely blind drunk and which culminated in me being accosted by the crack head who wanted to kill me and/or sell me drugs. "Oh hey Martin, what are you doing here?". After catching up, we set off on a hike to explore the temples and monastries around the countryside. Half way to the first one however, I suddenly felt ill, hot sweats and a banging headache coming on as well as ...
... sample whatever local produce they have to offer... Yak cheese, fresh hot buffalo milk, oranges, sweet potatoes. Much better than the granola bars we packed. Lunch is generally dal bhaat - the typical Nepalese dish of rice with lentil soup and curried vegetables and pickles. There are other items on the menus but this is the only dish that will fill you up sufficiently for a day's trekking. The best part is it is "all you can eat" so they just keep ...
... hills and dropped us in a lay-by on a ridge but at the base of a small conical hill. Climbing up through the tea bushes, you could look around for miles and all you could see was tea. The Kanyam Tea Factory stared back at us from down in the valley, a government venture according to Deepak. The top of the small hill was adorned with graffiti in the dirt, teenagers having interestingly scribbled who-loves-who in English rather than Nepalese. The next few hours we spent walking along ...
... most immediate is Kangenjunga - the third highest mountain in the world. On a really clear day, you can see Everest but it is about 120 miles away so it looks quite small. The 04:00 start is to see the sunrise which paints Kan...... in a beautiful pink glow. However the area is notorious for fogs/mists and clouds which hide the show more often than not. Today was likely to be one such day.
So as you go ...
... so do the only thing that comes naturally to me – I risk the wrath of hell itself, but pull the covers off the bed, then, ironically, run for cover!
Nursing my head and trying to recover my hearing, I wait for Anita outside – the owners have a cute looking cross bred pooch, but as I crouch down and say hello, the hound bears it’s hellish teeth as a warning and scuttles off on it’s ill-bred trotters – the atmosphere is just as frosty ...