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. ...
... some work earlier in the day. Luckily for us our did! Another weird system for us!
After breakfast we caught a taxi to Kathmandu airport. We bought our ticket and boarded a very small Nepali plane to Bhadrapur. We were both very nervous about this flight (given the crash that happened 4 weeks ago at this airport) however it was a choice between this and a 17 hour bus journey to the border. After take off we were ...