Our journey from Varanasi to Darjeeling was hectic. There were last minute cancellations, train stations crawling with rats, psychopathic creeps, potentially aggressive lady boys, child snake charmers plus the normal Indian chaos.
After leaving Varanasi at 9pm we arrived in Darjeeling at 11pm the following night – bed never felt so good. It was all worth while though when we woke up to the beautiful Mount Kangchenjunga, the third highest in the world.
Unfortunately Ratfink was poorly for the first 5 days but after a trip to the hospital, he felt better in no time. He perked up as soon as he saw a nurse in uniform to be honest. Once he was feeling back to normal we headed to Sikkim, hoping the Boys would still be able to organise a trek.