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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 ...
... an altitude of 8838 ft. Lachen is the base for tours to Gurudongmar lake and Chopta Valley. There is a large military base at Lachen.. The nameLachen means "big pass". Oh, forgot to mention that an annual yak race, the Thangu is held here in summer. So , if you plan to go in summer don’t miss on that.
On reaching Lachen we found out that our hotel was not good. There was no power and the hotel had no generator. So ...
... 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 ...
... equipment of climbers over the years including teams that had reached the summit of Everest. Amazing how the first successful climb was in 1953 with very limited equipment. These men have to be admired for their strength courage and true grit! The rest of the day we walked through lots of villages and a tea plantation and by the time we got back to town realized we had covered 5 miles! A great ...