Sunrise in Lake Namutsuo. Was It Really A Peaceful Night?

At around 7:30am, the sun rose. We got up to take photos of the sunrise around the beautiful Lake Namutsuo. It was a peaceful night for most of us last night except for the couple who had only stayed in Tibet for one day and didn’t give themselves enough time to acclimatize. The wife woke … Continue reading Sunrise in Lake Namutsuo. Was It Really A Peaceful Night?

Mountain Sickness. Near Death Experience

7 a.m. ? I looked through the broken window.  The sky turned from jet-black to dark blue. Stars changed from sparkling white to faintly visible white. The other travellers in the room started to move around on their benches. One of them said energetically, ‘Finally! Let’s go out to take some photos.’ He sounded as … Continue reading Mountain Sickness. Near Death Experience

Reaching The Highest Monastery In The World!

From Shigatse, we continued our journey to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Before that, we needed to go to the highest Monastery in the world, Ronghbuk Monastery, which was 5,200 metres above sea level. This monastery was the gateway to the base camp. This would test my reaction to mountain sickness. But before we … Continue reading Reaching The Highest Monastery In The World!

Oh! My Beloved Tibet

Every time I think about my trip in Tibet, I smile and my heart melts. I call Tibet my beloved. It is still one of my favourite places. I flew from Chengdu to Tibet in 2005. It was the year before the Qinghai-Tibet railway started operating. I deliberately chose that year because I could imagine … Continue reading Oh! My Beloved Tibet