Author: lizanna3891

Trekking in Tibet: tips and inspiration for solo travelers.

ORGANIZING THE TREK Trekking in the Tibetan highlands requires a permit and the company of an authorized guide, like other sightseeing activities in Tibet. A proper travel agency will provide you with a quality private tent, sleeping bag, a mat and enough oxygen (just in case…

A walk by Namtso Lake

The visit to Namtso Lake is a day trip from Lhasa. As Yamdrok Lake, it is holy water. It is a destination for Tibetan pilgrims more crowded than Yamdrok Lake. The road from Lhasa to Namtso is level and gives you stunning views of landscapes with…

Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

After a silent and sleepy continental/Chinese breakfast at the hotel in Shigatse we left for Everest Base Camp (EBC). The road to the camp is unmade for long sections, it took us nearly 8 hours to cover 350 km. Six people on the road, surrounded by…

Road trip from Lhasa to Shigatse

After visiting Lhasa, a few people from the group left, and a family of three, the driver, the guide and I started the trip to Everest Base Camp in a van. I was excited because we were going up and we got to see the first,…

Lhasa days

A couple of years before my trip to Tibet, a friend proposed that we spend Chinese national holidays in Lhasa, joining a four-day tour. We were both working in China and very busy, and we didn’t have much time to travel. I dismissed her idea, thinking…