Intrepid adventure into Sikkim
Trip Start Nov 02, 2004
8Trip End Nov 15, 2004
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Then hit the road, a pretty scary road in fact which dropped over 1000m in the space of a few kilometres. We found ourselves in a tropical river valley. Then we were stopped at the Sikkim border to have our Sikkim permits checked.
Then the most glorious drive high above the river along the valley, surrounded by mountains. It was totally incredible! Phub had arranged a hotel for us, and when we arrived we couldn't believe our eyes - it was perfect! It was perched on the top of a ridge with mountain views to three sides. Although it was cloudy we were told that we were very close to the Kangenjunga range and we should be able to see it in the morning.
Finally some chilling out time - but no internet connection. Miraculously my mobile phone works and I have been able to keep in text contact with home though.