Today’s drive to Rongbuk will turn off the Friendship Highway over Pang la pass (5150m). If the weather is good, they’ll get to see the spectacular sight of Mt Everest appearing.
We’re on the last section of the long road to Chomolungma (Mt Everest – Mother Goddess of the universe in Tibetan). We were thrilled to catch sight of her from a hundred kilometres away this morning. The weather spared us ten minutes of perfect visibility. To see the Northern side of Everest is something special. The […]
Tibet – all good here in Lhasa, frosty and dry but amazingly interesting. We visited the Potala Palace today – the home of the Dalai Lama. It was built in 700AD and is an overwhelmingly spiritual centre. We’re at 3600m above sea level so the thin air is noticeable. It was a huff and a puff climbing up and […]