Tibet Travel Review of 27th Tring to EBC Trekking in October, 2016
Perched on the lofty Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Tibet is blessed with unparalleled alpine scenery and countless holy Tibetan Buddhist sites and exotic culture and plenty of wildlife. It’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, esp. to big fans of trekking, cycling and mountaineering. However, trekking on the roof of the world is never easy. And no other experience than trekking can bring you the better understanding of the holiness of Tibet and its unique topography and life of local Tibetans. Of multiple trekking routes in Tibet, trek from Tingri to EBC stands out as the best route to enjoy majestic Himalayan range and culture of Shigatse Prefecture, home to world’s summit, i.e. Mt. Everest (8844.43m). Let’s share the experience of a private trekking tour of 27th of Oct in Shigatse.
Enjoy the imposing mountains along Majestic Himalayas at Gawu La Pass (5198m)
Shortly after you enter Mt. Everest Nature Reserve, you will pass famous Gawu La Pass which is widely believed to be the best place to photograph breathtaking panorama of Himalayan Range. Lofty mountains like Makalu(8463m), Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Everest (8844.43m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) and Shishapangma(8012m) stand side by side above the skyline with dense clouds floating above your head.
Compared with the scenery of Himalayas in Nepal, Mountain scenery in Tibet is more mind-blowing without obstruction of neighboring mountains. The entire Himalaya is completely exposed to your sight.
The Endless Road Stretching into Great Vista
From Tingri(4390m, we official begin the 70km trek to Everest Base Camp(5200m). it’s both physically and mentally strenuous. However the landscape and experience are worth a try.
Happen to See Tibetan Gazelle Grazing on the Grass
Tibetan gazelles are comparatively smaller than Tibetan antelopes. One characteristic of them is the white ass. They are native to the Tibetan plateau, and are widespread throughout the region, inhabiting terrain between 3,000 and 5,750 metres (9,840 and 18,860 ft) in elevation.
Pass a Small Village at the Foot of Hillside
As we move into the remote area of Shigatse Prefecture, small villages and Tibetan nomads can be frequently seen. It’s a great opportunity to explore the local residence.
Not many villagers to be seen. Probably they went out for work.
Eat some bananas and drink more water for replenishment and rest.
Many Tibetan ladies were busy carrying water supply from the nearby well. Water is fairly important on a dry land with less precipitation annually.
Typical barren land in arid regions of Qinghai-Tibet PlateauTypical barren land in arid regions of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Photograph a Cow outside the Village
Raising livestock serves as the major source of income for local Tibetans.
Tibetan yaks grazing one the land can be seen in the distance.
Came Across a Local Shepherd
Local Tibetans coexist harmoniously with their livestock and inhospitably environment in Shigatse.
Follow the Shepherd to climb the hill
Take Photos with Lovely Sheep
Behind is the famous Himalayas. What a fantastic view!
Mt. Everest (8844.43m) was looming ahead after We Passed Rongbuk Monastery (5154m)
It’s was 8km left from Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp. As you get closer, the scenery of Mt. Everest becomes more impressive.
Tread through bumpy road.
Bringing trekking poles are highly recommended for long distance trekking.
Finally made it to the Viewing Platform at Everest Base Camp
However, unlike Nepal where trekking is the only way to reach Everest Base Camp on the south side of Himalaya, in Tibet tourists can either trek or take eco-van to Everest Base Camp with grander view of entire pinnacle of holy Mt. Kailash. it would definitely be a lifetime experience to all.
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