Let’s just ignore the fact that this post is long overdue, and just focus on the pictures themselves.. :) These pictures are from our long trip last August, where we travelled into Nepal from Tibet. Crossing the border was pretty interesting, and our stay at The Last Resort was fascinating, and a bit scary (you’ll […]
The Friendship Highway in Tibet runs from Lhasa to the Tibet/Nepal border. Part of our tour package was to be driven down from Lhasa to the Nepal border, through Shigatse and Tingri before arriving at the border-town Zhangmu (Kodari.) The route is about 740km long, and takes a total of 15 hours or so of […]
Tingri was about as close as we could get to what “back-country” Tibet would truly be like, as we didn’t wander far off of the Friendship Highway. That being said, I’m almost positive that the true back-country experience would be very different than this. At least Tingri had hotels… Hit the jump for some more […]
Shigatse was probably our favourite town in Tibet. It’s not quite as “occupied” as Lhasa is, and retained a lot of charm and history. We found the people to be very friendly and a wander around the streets and markets allowed us to engaged with them more. They were always intrigued with seeing the pictures […]
There were only a few cities in our list of ‘have-to-see’ places, and Lhasa was one of them. What a culture-rich city. The Chinese presence there can be a little disheartening but with it brings a lot of modern blessings like well kept roads and such. Hit the jump for some pictures.