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6 October Pelling to Gangtok
6 October - PellingWas a welcoming sight this morning with Mt Khangchenzonga and surrounding mountains in view. This mountain is the third highest in ...
... carrying all your gear!
Our home for the next few nights, the Snowlion Homestay is something of an anomaly. Not a hotel; too twee. But not a Homestay; because...well, it's a hotel! Our room has a warm and welcoming feeling; in spite of being cold...welcome to 2134m altitude! So we studiously unpacked, instead of the usual bag dump and leave, prior to a brief walk round this pretty town (it was dark!) and head for Domino's for a cracking pizza/garlic ...
... the saddest sound I’ve ever heard. The snow leopard paced endlessly around his cage and the other cats just lay listlessly, ignoring the locals who insisted on shouting to them as if they expected some kind of performance.
All of us felt horrendous for going, paying our fees and being part of the problem – if people part with their money to see the animals in captivity, the animals stay in captivity. If Lonely Planet has got it ...
... in the scenery and feeling of peace. It couldn't have been much better, it was heaven! We ate a massive lunch of rice, dal, papad (poppadom), a fern and paneer (buffalo cheese) dish, a potato and cauliflower dish, a kidney bean dish, paneer and pea dish and salad. It was epic, we were so stuffed! We went for a walk in the afternoon around the local village and tea plantation, everyone was so friendly and there were so many animals to watch too. It was a nice walk but we got ...
... lucky to have witnessed this phenomena buts it’s not till later that we realize how lucky. The clouds start to roll in creating a thin mist as we head to Pelling a small town renowned for its view of the mountains.
It is a glorious drive to Pelling with the memory of the full moon setting still imprinted in our minds. The two young men that accompany us stop for photos ...