Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our Nepali wedding

As a surprise, our friends had arranged a special goodbye party for us on our last evening in Nepal...

Hamro Gaun - Sankhu orphanage

Dutch organisation Stichting Veldverk is sponsoring this little 'village' which is managed by Pradeep's uncle Rajendra.

Janakpur and mithila art in Kuwu village

Next stop on the way to Kathmandu was Janakpur in the plains, mainly because we wanted to see the place where the women make the famous mithila paintings.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lachung, Yumtang Valley and Zero Point with hot springs

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Waking up at 5 in the morning to wander around the village as it's waking up.

Yumtang Valley - first stop north of Lachung. It's 10 o'clock and the mist quickly descends upon us.

End of the road. We walk upstream towards the Tibetan border in this barren but beautiful landscape.

The most incredible bath in my life.

On the way back to Lachung.

Meeting the reincarnation of Rimpoche at Phodong monastery.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rinjink hot springs

A steep hike off the road back from Lachen to Chungtang. After one and a half hours hard climb through very wet and lush forest we dip into the very hot waters.

Chopta Valley

Near Thanggu we hiked through the green meadows of Chopta Valley, sniffing flowers, incense scrubbery and wet wood.

North Sikkim tour: First stop, Thanggu

As the last thing to do in Sikkim we decided to take a 4-5 day tour to the north. It turned out to be incredible...

In Thanggu, as far as foreign tourist may travel, time stood still...