As more people woke up we decided to identify the orchids in the hotel garden. Of course we did it with a cup of tea.
We have just spent our first night in the Himalayas and I wanted to see the mountains properly. For this I was told I had to get up nice and early. I set my alarm this morning for 5:15 but didn’t needed it as I was woken by the most amazing collection of bird noises. No mountains this morning, I hope to have better luck tomorrow.
After a long day of flying, driving and walking, we sat down to a cup of tea and sorted through our photos. An early night is needed for the rest of the trip now.
Today we had a long drive from Bagdogra to Kalimgpong and found lovely orchids on the side of the road, because we were stuck in a traffic jam so we had to have an explore.
Between flights from the UK to Bagdogra we stayed in a hotel in Delhi. It was a very short night of about 4 hours, but it was nice after an 8 hour flight to lay down. Here we are all refreshed and ready to move on.