Poornima Guest House
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Woken at 5.30 with a knock at the tent door and presented with a bucket of hot water for ablutions. Breakfast at 6 and suitcases ready to be loaded. Briefing and on the bikes at 6.30 with a very long day ahead of us. We have 270kms today of some serious stuff and it starts with about 20km of reasonable seal before we starts ascending the Gata Loops, a steep pass with 21 hairpin bends as it zig zags up the mountain. The road is rough and the downside is not ...
... o’clock in the evening, hair brushed, shirt and trousers, he looked so smart; his family were dressed up smartly as well and they gave me a massive present wrapped up neatly and with a bow. It was an A4 photo-frame with a Christian bible reference in it; it was so nice and thoughtful. Ravi is a true legend and such a lovely guy; I’ll definitely miss him. (Also can’t believe I forgot to get a photo!)
... a guest house handy, so we sat in a dark, warm pub, gathered round a dung-fired stove and drinking tea. Though it was really cold, we eventually wandered out again, explored the hills and the monastery, and tried to spy Quomalongma through the cloud. Next morning we rode up to camp. Once again we went through a police checkpoint, this time with no fuss. It was surrounded by a compound of gift shop tents whose owners looked less than thrilled to be out that day. Base camp itself ...
... is fairly chilled and we have a great tour leader, a chap named Pavar from Mumbai. Although the itinerary is set in terms of where we stay there is plenty of flexibility and Pavar is great at reading the group and putting plans together that work for us. Most of the places we are staying do not serve alcohol but Pavar has been able to smuggle in the odd beer and some Indian Rum which is being appreciated by those ...
... in exile in Mcleod Ganj, and many Tibetans have followed there leader, hoping for a new life.
We were overwhelmed by the story of Tibet, and couldn't believe that someone hasn't stepped in to 'Free Tibet'. Many Tibetans are still living under Chinese rule, unable to live a free life as Tibetans. So many Tibetans escaped Tibet, however, not all made it, and those who did, had to suffer the hardship of crossing the Himalayan mountains into Nepal, then India, often ...
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