Hotel Mini Swiss
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I had never really experienced snowfall before this trip. It was my dream to spend few days at place fully covered by snow. I was exploring isolated and less crowded places close to Delhi and found this astonishingly beautiful hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. Though I wasn't sure if it's gonna snow in mid December because snowfall usually starts after or around Christmas. I still took ...
... it, rice, chapattis and dhal! We all sat and watched the storm before playing cards and heading off to bed (but packing our stuff for the next few days as well!)
Got woken up at 7:30am so we got ourselves ready and washed (sort of) before getting our day packs all ready for the trek we were about to embark on! All sorted except we had to then strap our sleeping bags to the outside of the bags as they wouldn’t fit inside! We were all geared ...
... me if I want I share a taxi to the top of the hill. I agree and tell them I'm looking for a cheap hotel. They say that they run a home stay and so I accept their offer. They tell me they normally host American students during the summer months. They make me breakfast in the morning including Tibetan bread and salty Tibetan tea (severed with dissolved melted butter). I ask if they've net the Dalai Lama and they tell me they saw him just two days ago. I ...
... on the Chinese oppression of Tibet. Since we had no previous knowledge of the current status of Tibet, we found the oppression of Tibet to be surprising, and incredibly brutal.
On a much lighter note, we also filled our days with some fun activities including: visiting our favorite Tibetan Bakery, shopping in the local markets, meeting fellow travelers and locals, hiking, and partaking in a Tibetan momo cooking class! The food here was unreal!
To give back ...
... village and hopefully see some nice mountain scenery. After an hour or so of going uphill I was fogbound and the drizzle got heavier as I passed a small farming community living in stone huts with their cows roaming in the mist. I realised I wasn’t going to be able to see more than 20 yards in front of me so returned to Bhagsu before I got soaked through. 5 days of inactivity was plenty for me so I decided it was time to start heading for ...