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... hour away. Two more check points along the way which required us producing our Permit to show we were not "illegals". Located on the east bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River southeast of Tsedang Town, the Yumbu Lakang is famed as the first Tibetan palace. It was originally built for Nyatri Tsenpo who was the first king of Tibet in the 2nd century BC and it has become the ...
... and Nana and we set off on a ridiculously long road trip! First we had to get to the border town of Zhangmu, which was a 15 hour road trip. We signed up for a driver and a people carrier to take us there, it would be an overnight trip, leaving at 4pm today and arriving around 7am the next morning. Our people carrier had 6 passengers in total, me, Hong, Nana, 2 customs officers and a person from the Nepalese consulate. The car was ...
... room took about 7 or 8 minutes.
Freshened up and its off to the European restaurant in
the hotel for dinner. After a quick chat and a drink its lights out and sleep.
It had been an extremely long but enjoyable day.
Tomorrow morning there is a trip out to one of the large
monastery’s but with my body feeling the way it is I am going to have to give
that tour a miss and simply try to get rid of this Tibet
And that's another day on my adventure of
... but instead decided to avoid the floods, and spent a couple of days exploring Kathmandu and booking new travel plans for a two day rafting trip on the famous Bhote Kosi River and an 8 day overland tour through Tibet to the capital city of Lhasa.
Tibet has proven to be a very cold and hostile landscape, but filled with amazing people and sights. Our first day saw us driving back along the Bhote Kosi River through sub-tropical forests to the Nepal-Tibet ...
... for key not working. At this point I said I new I had paid but unfortunatley when I pulled my receipt out it had only one night listed on it. Like I said earlier should have checked it better before signing.
In the end decided to argue the point for a while though given the receipt I really didnt have much to argue with and though it wasnt a lot of money I had paid it. In the end the manager at reception called here her manager who heard my story and in the end asked me ...