The Gochala Inn
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... consisted of more steamed momos and a thupka - a noodle soup. As the afternoon wore on, Laine started to decline with the onset of more sinus snuffles. We arrived at our Hidden Valley hotel, to find it nothing like expected, but still very welcome - especially the warm bed for Laine. After a snooze for one, and some bookreading for the other, we had a home made meal of soup, chicken and brocolli, with all the vegetables fresh from the garden.
... pool beckons longingly at children who can splash about, while the exhibition centre also doubles as a cafeteria. Designated fishing spots along the stream further offer visitors a chance to dwell over life matters while waiting for a bite of the local trout.
RUMTEK MONASTERY - Gangtok
Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage ...
... and a good workout...we got the last one! There was nowhere to get so much as a bottle of water on route, although ten minutes into the trek Pratap did invite us in for a brew at his mates house! We politely declined! In the end, after five hours of refreshment free, fairly stiff trekking, we had noodle soup in a random house and filled our depleted water bottles with boiled/cooled water that both Roger and I were reluctant to drink.
Pratap was on thin ...
... in spite of heavy traffic sharing the limited driving space. The countryside is beautiful, and we occasionally got a glimpse of the snow-capped Himalayas through distant haze. We passed tea gardens where women were plucking the tender tea leaves. ...
... up the courage and asked us where we were going. He was ale to tell us a lot about the local tea that was grown and how his family worked in the tea fields.
On our return to the hotel we went to use room the find the covers had been pulled down on our bed and the curtains closed for us..feeling very spoilt! We had dinner In the hotel restaurant which was an Indian buffet and then headed back to our lovely ...