WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We were up and ready to go at 07:00 this morning as it was a five hour drive and the roads would not be good, we were met at the hotel by the Indian driver who took the bags and we all went down to the border. The difference between the two sides of the border were vast but no different than we had read or imagined. We got our exit stamp on our passports and said fair well to our guides, we then crossed the border and went to indian ...
... called Hot Stimulating Cafe. We got even more tea, I had banana porridge and Laura had some momo's which are dumplings. We then walked down to the zoo which cost 100 rupees to enter ( around £1.10). The zoo was pretty cool and most of the animals all seemed to have decent sized cages. Also we seemed to be really close to the animals. Mother had some red pandas, black near, snow leopard, Bengal tigers ...
... Red Pandas, which we had never seen before. They are a beautiful red colour and more like a Lemur than a panda but very attractive and interesting to watch. We also saw a Snow Leopard - never thought I would ever see one, so beautiful but heartbreaking to see it in captivity. The Mountaineering Institute had an exhibition on Everest and those who had reached the summit - obviously focusing on Indian mountaineers primarily and especially Tensing Norgay, who had lived in ...
... of development? It feels like David and Goliath again, I do hope ‘the Davids’ can gain the momentum to stop the destruction of their Kingdom.
Hydro electricity construction takes the sides of mountains. Tunneling through mountains is what you do and dam and divert rivers. It detrimentally affects the livelihood of people and villages along its course. It will affect everyone. The local people try to explain this folly. ...
... provides some blessed rice to add to the prayer. We gratefully thank our hosts.
The next day they take us to Lake Khechoperrie 'the bride of Kangchendzonga’ so hallowed is the lake in local imagination it is believed that even birds protect its sanctity by carrying away any leaf or twig that drifts on to the lake, maybe its the imprint of Buddha’s left foot, it’s quite nice and the prayer flags fluttering in breeze add a little spiritualism to this holy ...