Road trip in Tibet from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp
Tibet, Shigatse: After a silent and sleepy breakfast in the hotel, we set off for the second day of the road trip to the Everest Base Camp.
Six people on the road, surrounded by a rough landscape. We barely met another car on the way. The road to the camp is unmade for long sections, it took us nearly 8 hours to cover 350 km.
We had time to talk while our awesome driver was doing all the job
ARRIVAL AT THE EVEREST BASE CAMP
We went ahead with our road trip. After a few hours in the car, I started feeling a bit dehydrated, probably because of the altitude. We spotted some wildlife in the desolated landscape.
When we arrived at EBC an hour or so before the sunset we all felt tired. It was quite windy. We took some time to familiarize with the camp and the beautifully coloured tent assigned to us, run by a girl and her mother. The camp was busy with people.
I realized I didn’t bring enough warm clothes. I had just shirts and sweaters and luckily a woollen hat, gloves and Tibetan
I was happy: me, in a Tibetan camp, at about 5200 metres.
But there wasn’t enough time to rest on thoughts. We drank tea in the tent, visited the bathroom box that was shared by all the camp dwellers and after we took a walk to see Mount Everest and Rongbuk Monastery.
We managed to gaze at the mountain while the snow was made pink by the sunset light.
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. The Lama welcomed us in a red winter coat. He showed us the cave where it is said that
SPENDING THE NIGHT AT THE EVEREST BASE CAMP
We had a light dinner and lay down for early sleep on the beds that covered the whole perimeter of the tent and consisted
Before switching off the light, the tent owner came and put even more thick blankets upon each of us, tucking them in. I think I was sleeping with 5 or 6 blankets, hat and gloves on and still felt a little bit cold.
In the middle of the
We took another walk to see Mount Everest that morning.