Travel Blogs from Pelling
We spent the last two days as the only guests in a fairly nice hotel overlooking the lush green mountains in front of our balcony. To say it has been quiet is an understatement, as we've been lulled to sleep by the heavy rains of the monsoon each night. Darjeeling seems like a bustling metropolis compared to Yuksom, a one dirt road town, flanked by …
Rob and Anjali now drive a full day to the hillside village of Yuksom. This will be the staging point for a four day and four night trek up to the mountain camp at Dzongri, high above the treeline at 4,050 m. Taking a chance on a trek Since Anjali was so sick in Darjeeling and the weather had been so awful in Gangtok shewas very apprehensive about …
... in his waistcoat again, we booted up, and we headed up the hill towards Phikkal. Deepak appears to be known around here, and he shook the hand of most people we passed. Arriving into Phikkal, we found a van and hopped in. After our bus ride this was like limousine treatment; imagine an elongated van with windows which used to have three rows of seats, then remove the middle seats, lower the back seats and cover them in cushions. It was brilliant. Our cabbie took us a few miles ...
... drove like a maniac and although the roads are bumpy we arrived in one piece at Kakarvittha at about 5pm, off we went to find the Hotel Darbar that we had read about.
They had a room, nice and large and clean so that was settled , no electricity , nothing new in Nepal so a nice cold shower to get us in the modd for the cool evening !
There are plenty of hotels so you can just turn up and get a room , the owner said not many westerners pass ...
... half built, then left and tidied to make into an attraction. The sun set over the so called 'ruins' which was nice and Scott and I entertained ourselves people watching and taking silly photos. The walk back was nice, we walked about 7km in total and bought chocolate cake from the lotus bakery on the way back. We ate dinner with Phil and Chloe and arranged our walk to Khecheopalri lake for the following morning.
We met Phil and Chloe for breakfast, they ...
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- Room service
- Free parking