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Back in 2016, I discovered something called a 'Work-Away'. Projects around the Himalayas where in you could work a few minimal hours every day in return for stay and meals as gratitude. 
I along with a few friends spent 8 days working at a beautiful monastery in a town called Rimbick on the Darjeeling-Nepal border. I stumbled upon the Sandakphu trek accidentally while researching about the Rimbick region and things that I could do there after work hours. 
What kind of work did we do there? 
Well on an ideal workaway, it would have been mostly green house projects but we were lucky to have the monastery under construction. So we had to break rocks and carry them from point A to point B. 😅
Although initially exhausting, all that rock carrying prepared us for the Sandakphu trek in the later half of the trip. I personally believe that this is good training for people who cry about the weight of their rucksacks during a trek. If you're planning to do Sandakphu anytime soon, let me know and I could send you to the monastery for training. It will be a win-win. No?

P.S. I am not complaining about the work at the monastery. To this day, it still remains one of the most beautiful experiences I've had in life. .
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📸:@lumpoflard 
#Sandakphu #SandakphuTrek #Gorkhaland #Rimbick #Nepal #Singalila #SingalilaRidgeTrek #SingalilaNationalPark #Himalayas #Kanchenjunga #Gorkhey #Phalut #Kalipokhri #KalipokhriLake #NorthEastIndia #NorthEasternHimalayas #NorthEast #Darjeeling #Dhotre #WestBengal #Phalut #Gorkhey #Dhotrey #Dhotre #Kalipokhri #KalipokhriLake #Tonglu #Gairibas

Back in 2016, I discovered something called a 'Work-Away'. Projects around the Himalayas where in you could work a few minimal hours every day in return for stay and meals as gratitude.
I along with a few friends spent 8 days working at a beautiful monastery in a town called Rimbick on the Darjeeling-Nepal border. I stumbled upon the Sandakphu trek accidentally while researching about the Rimbick region and things that I could do there after work hours.
What kind of work did we do there?
Well on an ideal workaway, it would have been mostly green house projects but we were lucky to have the monastery under construction. So we had to break rocks and carry them from point A to point B. 😅
Although initially exhausting, all that rock carrying prepared us for the Sandakphu trek in the later half of the trip. I personally believe that this is good training for people who cry about the weight of their rucksacks during a trek. If you're planning to do Sandakphu anytime soon, let me know and I could send you to the monastery for training. It will be a win-win. No?

P.S. I am not complaining about the work at the monastery. To this day, it still remains one of the most beautiful experiences I've had in life. .
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📸:@lumpoflard
#Sandakphu #SandakphuTrek #Gorkhaland #Rimbick #Nepal #Singalila #SingalilaRidgeTrek #SingalilaNationalPark #Himalayas #Kanchenjunga #Gorkhey #Phalut #Kalipokhri #KalipokhriLake #NorthEastIndia #NorthEasternHimalayas #NorthEast #Darjeeling #Dhotre #WestBengal #Phalut #Gorkhey #Dhotrey #Dhotre #Kalipokhri #KalipokhriLake #Tonglu #Gairibas

Our #ProjectOfTheDay is AZL Architects’ Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library/ Discover the full project at Architizer.com
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#architizer #architecture #LibrarieAvantGarde #RuralationLibrary #AZLArchitects #Tonglu #Hangzhou #China

Our #ProjectOfTheDay is AZL Architects’ Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library/ Discover the full project at Architizer.com
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#architizer #architecture #LibrarieAvantGarde #RuralationLibrary #AZLArchitects #Tonglu #Hangzhou #China

"The calmness and peacefulness of Mother Nature at that moment was beyond my imagination" We too are mesmerised by this gorgeous shot from @mondalabhik's Sandakphu trek at Tonglu, West Bengal 🌄
📷: @mondalabhik using the Canon 6D Mark II.
42mm | ISO 100 | f/10 | 1/0.6s
Got some stunning shots to share too? Tag them with #canonasia for a chance to be featured!

"The calmness and peacefulness of Mother Nature at that moment was beyond my imagination" We too are mesmerised by this gorgeous shot from @mondalabhik 's Sandakphu trek at Tonglu, West Bengal 🌄
📷: @mondalabhik using the Canon 6D Mark II.
42mm | ISO 100 | f/10 | 1/0.6s
Got some stunning shots to share too? Tag them with #canonasia for a chance to be featured!

Subtle movement of elements and acoustic to go with the romantic mood here #cinemagraph

Subtle movement of elements and acoustic to go with the romantic mood here #cinemagraph

A little different than our usual but a levitation concept shoot here where one is blown away by the force of nature/love #levitationphotography #conceptshoots

A little different than our usual but a levitation concept shoot here where one is blown away by the force of nature/love #levitationphotography #conceptshoots

Yesterday's mountain hiking adventure, somewhere outside of Hangzhou, China

Yesterday's mountain hiking adventure, somewhere outside of Hangzhou, China

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So I just got back from my trip to Tonglu and it was amazing because I got to witness the most beautiful sunset and all I could could think of was how blessed I am to stand there to take it all in with no absolute external things bugging me . How blessed I am to have all these wonderful people in my life and how blessed I am to able to realize the blessing , to realize that I am grateful for everyone and everything. 🙏
.God is good ❤
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#photography #trek #sunset #beautiful #nature #love #earth #mothernature #scenery #sun #tonglu #Darjeeling #Nepal #jasonl

So I just got back from my trip to Tonglu and it was amazing because I got to witness the most beautiful sunset and all I could could think of was how blessed I am to stand there to take it all in with no absolute external things bugging me . How blessed I am to have all these wonderful people in my life and how blessed I am to able to realize the blessing , to realize that I am grateful for everyone and everything. 🙏
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#photography #trek #sunset #beautiful #nature #love #earth #mothernature #scenery #sun #tonglu #Darjeeling #Nepal #jasonl

#Tonglu theke...

#Tonglu theke...

Finally blessed with snow #tonglu

Finally blessed with snow #tonglu

Early morning scenes at #trekkershut #tonglu

Early morning scenes at #trekkershut #tonglu

The epic sunrise from #trekkershut #tonglu

The epic sunrise from #trekkershut #tonglu

#tumba in aluminium jar with bamboo straw #trekkershut  #tonglu

#tumba in aluminium jar with bamboo straw #trekkershut #tonglu

View from the window #trekkershut #tonglu

View from the window #trekkershut #tonglu

Tea garden  at #mirik , way to #tonglu

Tea garden at #mirik , way to #tonglu

Welcome to Tonglu 🥰

Welcome to Tonglu 🥰

I am a Drone and ready to the moon! #DJI #Mavicair #China #Tonglu #moon #sky

I am a Drone and ready to the moon! #DJI #Mavicair #China #Tonglu #moon #sky

A little different than our usual but a levitation concept shoot here where one is blown away by the force of nature/love #levitationphotography #conceptshoots

A little different than our usual but a levitation concept shoot here where one is blown away by the force of nature/love #levitationphotography #conceptshoots

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery; why we climb. ~Greg Child~

#tonglu #westbengal #trekroute #hikingadventures #travelgram #traveldiaries #wanderlust #instatravel #wayto #sandakphu

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery; why we climb. ~Greg Child~

#tonglu #westbengal #trekroute #hikingadventures #travelgram #traveldiaries #wanderlust #instatravel #wayto #sandakphu

The breathtaking landscapes and clouds of Tonglu have left an imprint on me, what an amazing place for shoot. 
Who else wants to do their prewedding shoot with us over there?

The breathtaking landscapes and clouds of Tonglu have left an imprint on me, what an amazing place for shoot.
Who else wants to do their prewedding shoot with us over there?

Ek sarko duniya arko 😂
#tongba #memories #amigos #tonglu #treak #beardlife

Ek sarko duniya arko 😂
#tongba #memories #amigos #tonglu #treak #beardlife

Subtle movement of elements and acoustic to go with the romantic mood here #cinemagraph

Subtle movement of elements and acoustic to go with the romantic mood here #cinemagraph

In the mountains #tonglu #mountains

In the mountains #tonglu #mountains

View from Tonglu top, a small village in Darjeeling district near India-Nepal border #mountains #kanchenjunga #sleepingbuddha #tonglu #darjeeling

View from Tonglu top, a small village in Darjeeling district near India-Nepal border #mountains #kanchenjunga #sleepingbuddha #tonglu #darjeeling

[UTC+8]My favorite moment ? 
Was when we sat around a modest barbecue at the end of a tiring hike . 
While the sun was going down we were feeling the breeze around our sore muscles ... we didn't have much things to distract ourselves with but each other , we already weren't expecting to have service neither a working internet connexion in the middle of nowhere ln China.

But pretty soon everyone started to sing, everyone started to laugh about the same hike that everyone was complaning about just hours before.

And then I realized that no matter how hard the hike , the climb and all the obstacles you might face in life , at a certain point it will turn into a memory and you better make a way that whenever you think about it , it will make you laugh .
📍 Tonglu County , China

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[UTC+8]My favorite moment ?
Was when we sat around a modest barbecue at the end of a tiring hike .
While the sun was going down we were feeling the breeze around our sore muscles ... we didn't have much things to distract ourselves with but each other , we already weren't expecting to have service neither a working internet connexion in the middle of nowhere ln China.

But pretty soon everyone started to sing, everyone started to laugh about the same hike that everyone was complaning about just hours before.

And then I realized that no matter how hard the hike , the climb and all the obstacles you might face in life , at a certain point it will turn into a memory and you better make a way that whenever you think about it , it will make you laugh .
📍 Tonglu County , China

#Travelgram #Traveling #mytravelgram #travellifestyle #Travelphotography #travellife #adventuretime #discoverchina #adventure #photography 📷 #discoveryourworld #adventurer #naturelovers #doortomywonderland #quietinthewild #discovery #photographylovers #differenttimezoners #tonglu #creative #china #myseasonalstory #vsco #vscocam #travelgoals #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #worldtravelbook #worldtraveler