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... route as we neared Gangtok (still with hours to go.) Some of us squinted in to the dark and imagined what the thick forest must look like in the daylight. Others slept. After hours of driving in the dark, we finally reached Gangtok. It was 8:00PM and had been a long long day. Our wonderful Northern Sikkim Tour was over.
... from a travel agent . The entire package costed us INR 29000 paid with vehicle (Xylo), hotel, food and sight seeing. For Lachen , Lachung permits are needed. So please take sufficient photocopies of your ids and passport size photos too.
Day 3- Beginning of real adventurous journey- next day we left at 9 from our homestay at Rani pool to gangtok. .Our permits were ready so we started at 10. As our hotel in lachen was ...
... a stadium, which fills up with a lot of kids quite early in the morning. Many of them played soccer.
The views of the mountains were blocked by clouds for some time in the morning. After some time, the clouds parted giving us a view of Kanchenjunga far away, for a short duration. There was tea in the hotel room but it ...
... out which was a surprise as when we first arrived the trains were almost empty. This put a spanner in the works as we hoped to go on the train and then leave for nepal the next day. We decided to research the next few weeks of travelling to plan our days. We booked our flight to Bangkok for the 19th of May and added another day to darjeeling. We then went for a little wander to find out about the taxi services and booked out toy train tickets ...
... can say is that it is not before time! Why are all security people so officious and as Ros points out the women seem much more so. I had put our boarding passes in my bag which went through the scanner so when I tried to go through they said I had to have my pass, in the end my guy relented and said ok just bring it over to be stamped when you get your bag - they do love the stamping thing - but the women would not let Ros through at all so she had to stand ...