The Flight between Chengdu & Lhasa and Lhasa to Kathmandu is one of the most exciting with 9 of the 14 Mountain Peaks over 8000m visible. Here is a glimpse of these super exciting flights ! The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) recognises eight-thousanders as the 14 mountains that are more than 8000 metres Continue Reading
The Karola Glacier (Kharola, chángruòlābīngchuán卡若拉冰川 in Chinese) at an elevation of 5560 meters (18241 feet) is 9.4 square kilometers and growing The white glacier is spectacular from the highway, and it is close enough (about 300 yards) to walk to from the highway Touring the Glacier The whole area is fantastic to Continue Reading
There are spectacular views of Mount Everest from the Winding Zig Zag roads of the Gawu La pass betweeen Tingri & The Everest Base Camp – Especially the Sunrise over Mount Everest at GA WU La pass is a Wonder in itself !
Mount Everest Nepali: Sagarmatha सगरमाथा; Tibetan: Chomolungma ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ; Chinese: Zhumulangma 珠穆朗玛 is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between Nepal (Province No. 1) and China (Tibet Autonomous Region) runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of Continue Reading
Where is the Rongbuk Monastery located ? At the Base of Mount Everest ? Rongbuk monastery lies near the base of the north side of Mount Everest at 4980 metres (16340 ft) above sea level, at the end of the Dzakar Chu valley Rongbuk is claimed to be the highest-elevation Continue Reading
Tibet (Tibetan : བོད་, Chinese : 西藏 : pinyin: Xīzàng) is a region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) China.Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5000 m (16000 ft).The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain Continue Reading
The marvellous Potala Palace @ Lhasa, Tibet is a 13 storied, 117m high (300m total over valley floor), measures 400m (E-W) X 350m (N-S), 3m thick slope walled (5m @base), copper poured foundations to guard against earthquakes contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. I simply love Potala Continue Reading
On the amazing World¨s highest Railway (Tanggula : 5072m) : Golmud – Lhasa Qinghai Tibet railway 1142 KM (960KM over 4000m & 550KM of it built on permafrost) over earthquake zones, in rarified air with oxygen supply carriages, 675 bridges, environmental friendly (totally trash free) and 33 wildlife crossing railway Continue Reading