Yuanfeng Hebei Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lhasa
What is it they say about altitude sickness, drink plenty of water, take it easy and no beer at first? Did all of this but we still experienced headaches.
I don't remember if I have written before about the difficulty of getting a permit for Tibet. Previously you had to travel in a group of the same nationality, which for us would mean to find at least three other Australians. This is the first time we can travel as a couple but outside of ...
... br> Day 10
In the morning you take 2 1/2 hour scenic drive to the Yamdrok Yumtso (tso means lake) to enjoy the natural beauty of the mystical land. You follow the Kyichu, or the Lhasa River, to Tsangpo River, the highest major river in the world. After crossign the Tsangpo, you begin a hairpin ascent to reach Khampa La (La means pass) at 15,700 feet. From the pass you make a one-thousand-foot ...
... it a day then but found out at the hotel that i had managed to loose my spare camera battery meaning I am down to one battery. Not good when you want to use lots of zoom in a day or if you have to go multiple days without recharging.
At thsi point found my room key didnt work and had to get it reprogrammed.
In the end decided to walk around town to find a new baterry but no luck. While I had seen a couple of camera stores a few days before I couldnt ...
... so I switched to the Western pills called Diamox, and after a little while I started to feel much better.
When we arrived in Lhasa I was tired, as the sleep I get on trains is not all that good. I met some of the people in my group, had a much needed shower (no shower on the train...) and then I started to feel sick - fortunately it was over in less than two hours and the next morning I felt quite good and ready to go sight-seeing.
... tents at the base camp, but that was where we had hoped to stay. The only other option, apparently, being a monestary nearby which was not heated. The drive was very long and we only just reached EBC an hour before sunset. When we arrived, it was incredibly cold. The tents for Base camp were gone, so we had no choice but to stay in a hotel that had no running water, as even the monestary was full for the night. The hotel was not heated and it was the most ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center