Road trip in Tibet from Lhasa to Shigatse crossing Lake Yamdrok and Karola Glacier
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. The trip consisted
I was excited because we were going higher all the time, and we got to see the first, solitary yaks grazing.
The landscape was bright and desolate. I grew up in a big city, surrounded by buildings, cars, and many, many people. On that highway, with nothing to look at but the
And then, we reached the lake.
YAMDROK LAKE, FIRST STOP ON OUR ROAD TRIP FROM LHASA TO SHIGATSE AND EVEREST BASE CAMP
When we reached Lake Yamdrok, before proceeding down to the shore, we stopped at a panoramic observation point to take photos and to greet the locals. They wanted to show us a Tibetan dog and a lamb. A few others were naturally trying to sell devotional flags and incense, but the guide made sure that they did not insist too much. The
Yamdrok Lake is a sacred place. Therefore, fishing and bathing are forbidden.
Before long, we were back in the van again.
We stopped at Karola Glacier. A
Even if we got to Shigatse late in the afternoon, it felt like it had been a long day. One woman in the group started feeling a slight headache because of the altitude. I was feeling super well, even if I hadn’t taken any pills to prevent altitude sickness. Following the guide’s
The next morning, we began the second part of the trip to Everest Base Camp.