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... pole for me and said I would need it. He had arranged for the share taxi to Darjeeling to meet us on the road far below at 7:30 am. Nima and his buddy carried our packs ahead of us down a steep and narrow mountain trail.
It took us 15 minutes. We handed the boys a ...
... for some time. But when the 16th Karmapa arrived in Sikkim in 1959, after fleeing Tibet, the monastery was in ruins. Despite being offered other sites, the Karmapa decided to rebuild Rumtek. To him, the site possessed many auspicious qualities and was surrounded by the most favourable attributes. For example, flowing streams, mountains behind, a snow range in front, and a river below. With the generosity and help of the ...
... d rung Susan ****** the day before, making her a little uncomfortable, and then turned up late for the trek today. Then it was pretty obvious he didn't really know where he was going right from the off. Everything felt a bit random and unplanned and he needed to pull a rabbit from the hat or Susan was going to sack him!
Early in the afternoon we reached the road to Tiger Hill and wandered up to a small temple ringing the bell for good fortune as we ...
Enchey Monastery was first built in the 1840s and resulted in Gangtok becoming a pilgrimage place. The monastery as now seen was built in 1909. It is built on a ridge of a hill, and even though it is a small monastery provides spectacular views of the Kanchendzonga peak. It is a pilgrimage place that houses 90 monks and provides sanctuary for orphaned and refugee ...
... drinks, sweets and a newspaper. This along with the stunning mountain views we got as the plane flew so low managed to distract us and 50 minutes later we landed in Karkabitta, the Nepali town which borders India.
We went to Nepali immigration to get our passports stamped to show we had left the country and jumped into a shared taxi to Siliguri, stoping 1km along the road at Panitanki, the Indian town ...