Just back from a full-on, jet-lagged, amazing week hiking in Sikkim in Northeast India – tucked away between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan – with a restful night either way at Glenburn Tea Estate near Darjeeling in West Bengal. Here’s a short video I made and some photos of the trip.
More chai vicar? Breakfast is served at my first stop near Rinchenpong
The lodge’s owner’s mother and her grand son
Buddhist prayer flags
Monks at the monastery of Sangag Yang-Tse
A young trainee outside the same monastery
En route from Rinchenpong towards Hee
When the sun comes out and the clouds part, awesome views of Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world at 8,586m
If you’re going to be a cow, be a cow in India
Ladies on their way to a wedding. They were very friendly and inquisitive. It’s just not the local way to smile in photos
These people were waiting for an important Buddhist abbot to bless their new monastery
Remember I said it’s not the local custom to smile in photos in Sikkim?