Travel Blogs from Lhasa
18-09-13 Shigatse to
Today was to be another one of those early starts and
when my alarm went off at 06h15 I simply felt like switching it off and going
back to sleep. As we are still up at about 3400m, the altitude certainly seems
to want to make one sleep non stop. Energy wise it simply knocks one for hell
Hotel is rated (Not sure by who) at 4 stars. By far the worst hotel on the trip. Supposedly an old Holiday Inn. Good location, but short on creature comforts. It was okay, but not a place I would want to stay at. Sights were unbelievable. Climbing up to the Potala Palace is a real challenge when you cannot breathe. But it was definitely worth it. …
Andrew had the bright idea of leaving for Pangla pass at 5am so that we could catch our first glimpses of Everest at sunrise. Well, it was a good and a bad idea. Bad because we were all grumpy as hell and it was freezing cold. Good because it was really quite spectacular. The scenary from here to Rhongpu Monastery was absolutely stunning. Because …
... and the cloudless blue sky we were welcomed by only enhanced the stunning landscape. Once again I felt very lucky to be me.The first couple of days were a melee of temples which Toodleoo expertly and in wonderful English took the time to explain the history of. Buddhism is the dominant religion here and knowing very little about it's roots and practises I was really appreciative of our guide's expertise in this too as he explained everything we saw and ...
... base in the world at 4,704m above sea level.
The Qingshuihe Bridge is the longest railway bridge on the tibet
railway line at 11.7km in length. The bridge is constructed over the Hoh
Xil Nature Reserve which is at 4,600m above sea level.
So, this is it!!!!!!!!! I'm on my way .
#Living the DREAM!!!!!!!!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLhasa Hotel
This hotel was fab and certainly worth paying the price for. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly
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