Return To Lhasa

The next morning, we were joined by the owner of the restaurant from Shigatse. He needed to go to Lhasa so our driver gave him a lift. On our way, everybody was in good spirit. My travel companion was feeling so much better, so good that he looked as if he had never suffered from … Continue reading Return To Lhasa

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!

Journey To Shigatse

For those who want to go to the base camp of Mt. Everest, they have to go to Shigatse first. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet. I am not a city person so it didn’t really matter to me. So, the itinerary of the first day of our tour was, journey to Shigatse. … Continue reading Journey To Shigatse