Why Visit
the Tibet Region?

Tibet Region

No other place on earth may be as mystifying and gravitating as Tibet. From it's majestic landscapes to its fascinating cultures, no place had yet grabbed me the way Tibet had. It is truly otherworldly and deserving for every world traveler to experience. This post is but a snapshot into this alluring and spiritualistic region known as Tibet...

Everest Base Camp – Elevation 18,192 ft

Everest Base Camp Tibet

The following morning was an early 5AM wake up call but luckily we were headed to Everest Base Camp for the day. With a base camp elevation of more than 18,000 feet, I was excited to say the least, even though sleeping the night before was a bit rough. I had solved the issue of sleeping in bitter cold by wearing…

Broken Down
on a Tibet Road

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Having left from Lhasa, Tibet just days earlier, we left the town of Shigatse early that morning and were headed towards Everest Base Camp but about an hour into the drive, I heard something snap in the engine from the back of the bus and about ten minutes later, we came to a rolling stop. This bus was officially broken down on a Tibet road...

Into the Himalayas – To Tashilhunpo Monastery Shigatse

Shigaste Himalayas

After two days of sightseeing in Lhasa, the fifteen of us headed to Shigatse which was  a much smaller town. We were headed to the Tashilhunpo Monastery (also called 'Tashilumpo'), home of the Panchen Lama. On the way there, we were coming up on one of the highest passes we would make that day at 4,790 meters (15, 715 ft). The road…

Traveling in Tibet, the Rooftop of the World

Lhasa Tibet

So how did I end up traveling in Tibet, the rooftop of the world? Well, my original plan from the very start of my trip was to go to Everest Base Camp, and the idea was to access it from the Nepalese side as Everest is divided between China and Nepal sitting right on the border between the two countries. The…