Road to Everest

Tibet: The Road to Everest – Chomolungma

Everest to Shenzhen An overland journey from one side of China to the other Part IV: The Road to Everest Base Camp    The road to Everest Base Camp from Shigatse is one of the most spectacular and most memorable I have ever traveled. As I go back through my photographs and journal entries I struggle to find words to express the wonder that highway inspired. Gyastso La Pass From Shigatse we continued westward along Highway G318 –[…]

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Lhasa Tibet Window Curtains

Tibet: Welcome to Lhasa

Everest to Shenzhen An overland journey from one side of China to the other Part I: Welcome to Lhasa A Mountain Sea From the window of the plane I saw deep, dark-green valleys. Cloud-rivers spilled across the mountain valleys, moving ever downwards in a cascade of fog and mist. Tall, snow-capped peaks rose above the deep green valleys below far below. I felt a sudden thrill: Tibet. For Chinese citizens, a visit to Tibet is[…]

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Tibet: On the Road to Shigatse

Everest to Shenzhen An overland journey from one side of China to the other Part II: The Road to Shigatse There is more than one road to Shigatse from Lhasa.  The G318 Highway is by far the fastest. It remains in the low lands following the river and bypassing the mountains and their time-consuming climbs. Most visitors to Tibet, however, don’t want to take the easy road.  They want to travel the slow way along the[…]

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