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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
6 Jul 2013
After Golmud we started the trek to Tibet via 2 bush camps on the way. I have still got the trots so am not full of the joys of spring but am not alone so I shouldn't complain. The route to Tibet is up up and further up. After climbing to 5,231 metres in more snow and ice we settled at bush camp at 4,600 metres where it was …
... we genuflected touching our head on a cushion in a hole in the wall and then received a smack on the bum by the supervising monk accompanied by his laugh.
Our next stop was to book for tomorrow's Potala Palace visit. On the way Pat points out a noodle making shop and asks Jigme to ask is she could take a photo. He does this and says, "He doesn't want his photo taken because he is Chinese."
We continue and book tickets for tomorrow at 3pm.
Lunch is at ...
You fly to Lhasa, the spirtual heart of Tibet. En route you enjoy a fantastic view of the snowcapped mountain ranges as you fly over the Tibetan Plateau - the earth's highest ecosystem and one of its last remaining great wildernesses, also the source of Asia's greatest rivers. Upon your arrival at Gongkar Airport, two hours outside of Lhasa, you will meet your Tibetan guide and driver and ...
... In the courtyard lots of monks talking or preaching to others. In some cases it seemed like a discussion was going on while in others it seemed more like a show. During a discussion you either put the back of one hand on top of another to show agreement or slap you hand at the top of your arm then run it down your arm to show disagrement. Given the number of times certain monks were doing the disagreement sign it could only be for the sake of doing the motion rather than for the ...
... we stopped at a holy lake, one of four in Tibet. The lake is pristine and too sacred to swim in or fish in (actually Buddhists don't fish as they
believe in reincarnation and you could be eating your grandmother!).
So with the exception of the inconsiderate Chinese tourists who choose to fish in it, the lake is untouched by human pollution.Curt enjoyed photographing not only the lake, but the highly decorated yak which costs about 10 Y to capture on ...
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Amenities spot on. Service excellent and the best breakfast I have ever had. Bacon eggs etc etc etc.
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