DarjeelingFebruary 22, 2020 in India ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C
Whilst I'm writing this text I'm enjoying a nice cup of Himalayan Tea.
Darjeeling "the mother" of all hill stations:
Known for its delicious tea in the entire world, it's far away from the hustle of big cities. With its stunning but often cloudy views through tea plantations, it's my door to the Himalayas.
I will always remember the morning I saw the first time the Kanchenjunga range. As kid I dreamed to see the highest mountains. Now it was time, the first 8000m mountain of my life. Breathtaking.
I arrived at Darjeeling in an aweful condition. The diarrhea didn't let me leave my bed for days. Luckily Family Rai took care of me and I'm sure the local tea helped to heal myself. After I recovered I visited the little Himalayan Zoo (with its lovely endangered Red Pandas) and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute with its homage to its founder Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who lived and died here.
In a nutshell it was the perfect place to recover and gain new energy before entering Nepal and say goodbye to India after 3 months!Read more