Departed Delhi on a Monday and flew to Bagdogra where a driver was waiting to drive to Manybhanjung to spend the night. Next morning drove to Tumling in Singalila Park in an antique Land Rover via extremely difficult stone roads climbing to up to around 12,000 feet, where home was to be for 5 days. Home was split between Tea Houses at Gairibas and Kalapokhri. The accommodations were spartan the nights cold and the food simple; drank lots of tea…which I really don’t like. But the people compensated for all the travails; all friendly and willing to assist despite the communication challenges. Entering Kalapokhri there is a lake with the shoreline lined with flags and not far from it, a Buddhist praying wall.
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