Overland Journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa

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This webpage is a labor of love. In August of 2000, I traveled with a Sierra Club group from Kathmandu, Nepal to the ancient capitol of Tibet, Lhasa. We took a bus to the border and spent the night at the Eco-Resort in the Nepalese border town of Kodari. The next day we entered Tibet via the town of Zhangmu where we met our Tibetan and Chinese drivers. From Zhangmu we drove in our Toyota Landcruisers to Tingri, and then the fabled Rongbuk Monastery at the foot of the magnificent North Face of Mt. Everest. From Rongbuk we journeyed to Gyanste where we toured the Kumdum. After Gyantse we drove to Shigatse, home of the Panchen Lama. After touring the Tashilumpo Monastery, we traveled to Lhasa where we spent four days visiting ancient monasteries and the spectacular Potola Palace. A flight took us over Mt. Everest back to Kathmandu.


Western Oregon University

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