Monday, February 27, 2012

The Road To Phidim

After the gently rolling green hills of Aitabare-Fikkal it is comes as a shock to see the steep and fairly dry hills on the road to Panchthar and Taplejung, specially after Nepaltar. However one does get a great view of Kanchenjunga from Pauwa Bhanjyang which is about 30 km before Phidim and a drive of 90 minute from Ilam Bazar. Pauwa Bhanjyang on a saddle with a ridge separating two valleys gets a steady stream of wind 24 x 7 x 365. It is probably a good place to have a wind farm.

Images: Pauwa Bhanjyang (2550 meters above sea level and at N27.06779 E87.81385).
Top - with a view of Kanchenjunga
Bottom - steep hills around Pauwa Bhanjyang

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