EVEREST

We continued our drive from Shigatse for about 9 hours with several photo stops towards Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan Side. Our first stop was a high pass, the highest altitude point we visited on the whole trip (around 6100 meters). It was cold and very windy! There is a monument welcoming you to Everest…

Shigatse

Today we had a 6 hour drive in the van to our next stop, Shigatse which is the second largest city in TIbet, west of Lhasa. The ride was enjoyable since we got to chat with all the awesome travelers on our tour and luckily the roads were nice and smooth, totally unexpected.The scenery here…

1 Monastery, 2 Monasteries, 3 Monast…..

We started at the same time in the morning to visit Drepung Monastery located at the foot of Mount Gephel. This is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera. The explanations of the guide are spot on and we are learning a lot about Tibetan Buddhism, from traditions to…

The Land Of The Snow

Today we finally met our tour buddies that will be touring with us for the next 8 days! We can only say we are so lucky to get such a nice group, 3 British, 2 Mexicans, 1 Argentinian, 1 Peruvian and 2 Americans make our very diverse group. We hit it off immediately as everybody here…

The Flight To The Top Of The World

Disclaimer because I’m paranoid:  The “Autonomous” region of Tibet is one of the most politically sensitive disputed territories in the world. I will try to stay away from political comments, unless is absolutely necessary for the story. If you know me even a little bit you will know which side I support and which side…

Earthquake

This post is going to be short, basically the last day in Kathmandu before we fly into Tibet. We will come back to Nepal after to continue our adventure. Today is our last day in Kathmandu before we fly into Lhasa, we found out there is a citywide public transportation strike going on today, so no…

The Kathmandu Valley

Fun Fact: Nepal does not have an independent day because Nepal was never colonized. Nepal is also the oldest country in South Asia. We decided to make a full day trip today to other cities in the Kathmandu Valley, we are going too Bhaktapur and Nagarkot, these places are about one hour driving from Kathamndu so…

That Weird Flag!

2:00 am and Eitan woke up to an earthquake, he made a huge mistake and immediately woke up Sarah; she is so afraid of earthquakes she started to panic given we were in Nepal and the buildings here are not built with the same standards as the U.S; You could here tourists running down the…

Welcome To Nepal

Today we woke up at 3am for our early flight to Kathmandu.  The day we were expecting finally arrived and we officially survived India!  We even got to squeeze in an early morning lounge breakfast before our flight.  The airport in Kathmandu felt calm and old.  We had heard it would be a complicated process…