Qomolangma aka Everest, at Last!

China > Tibet > Everest Base Camp Wednesday, 06 October 2010 Daybreak, and somebody wakes me up, “The Everest is out there!”. Excitedly I hurry…

Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

China > Tibet Tuesday, 05 October 2010 Some 300km west of Lhasa, Shigatse (also spelt Xigaze) is Tibet’s 2nd largest city, with only 80,000 people…

The Potala Palace

China > Tibet > Lhasa 03 October 2010 ___ Tibet is synonymous with Potala Palace, and people come to Lhasa for a pilgrimage at Potala.…

Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa 02 October 2010 ___ After a hearty biryani lunch (yes, they make decent biryanis, thanks to influence from the Nepal…

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa   02 October 2010   Tibetan Buddhism comprises 5 sects, denoted by the colours of their ‘hats’: yellow, red, black,…

Arrival In Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa 01 October 2010 ___ Early morning at departure area, Chengdu Airport CTU today, after stringent security and document checks for…