October 16, 2013
Phil checked in again to report that all is well – the team was wowed by a spectacular view of Kangchenjunga (8586m) first thing in the morning. An early breakfast was followed by a 5 hour drive to Pelling, West Sikkim (2150m) where they stopped to visit the Pemayangste monastery – the 2nd oldest monastery in Sikkim circa 17th century. Dinner and a good night’s sleep at the beautiful new Chumbi Mountain Resort – first class all the way! They’ll start walking after breakfast and a scenic drive tomorrow morning.