The SunRise :-
Its 4 am. We woke at the morning to see the sunrise. The road was covered with snow totally. In some distance there was a small mountain to see the sunrise. From here many peaks of Makalu & Everest is visible.we were waiting for sunrise.after some time the color of hill area started changing, first orange then red.there was little fog though but sunrise was beautiful.
We were feeling very cold but we all enjoyed a lot.
We stayed at MOUNTAIN LODGE.
After sunrise we went to hotel to have breakfast & started our journey for Tonglu. Its a nice journey for us.
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”
– Babs Hoffman
Though there is road still we started our journey through mountains not by road. After sometime lost the way, we were finding the way to reach Tonglu. We were walking from another mountain to other mountain.
After sometime we were feeling hot. weather was normal then.but there was a chill breeze.one thing I like very much here that’s the color of the sky.its dark blue.In Kolkata this color is never visible, so much dark.seeing that we were feeling really we were higher. But in this cold our phone battery was decreasing quickly.so we were capturing pictures quickly.there are many small mountains in the valley.we took rest sitting on one mountain.
we were lucky to get network after some time.it was a big problem for us that we were disconnected from our home for 26 hours.After travelling some distance we reached our destination Tonglu.
Though Tonglu is still not a famous tourist spot but within 1 year it will be a tourist spot. Then here some hotel & tourist lodge were in process.
The road is too bumpy.While returning the road was covered with fog.Weather changes after 12 pm.
Here we faced another problem that’s electricity.we were facing problem to charge our phones.then in the evening we arranged camp fire from the hotel.its a nice moment for us…
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.””
Tour Summary :
Date – 25/12/2014 – 31/12/2014
Tour Members : 10
Kolkata to Sandakphu 6 Nights and 7 Days Tour plan :
Day 1 : Sheladah to NJP
Day 2 : Njp to Tumling via Manebhanj
Day 3 : Tumling to Tumlu (trecking)
Day 4 : Tumling to Sandakphu
Day 5 : Sandakphu to falut or If road is blocked then it will be Sandakphu to gorkhey hills.
Day 6 : Sandakphu to NJP via Darjelinh Mirik. Night : NJP to Sheldah
Day 7 : Morning : Reached Shealdah
Some more info :
Hotels information : We stayed besides of Siddhartha Lodge. but Siddhartha Lodge is a good options also.
Address: Tumbling, Indo-Nepal Border, Manebhanjhan, Sukhia Pokhri, West Bengal
Phone: 097426 36578
Notes :- Please carry Good camera with extra battery and good winter clothes.
Shopping – Nothing to buy.
Do and Don’ts :- Try to wake up as early as possible for visit the sunrise.
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