Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lhasa Update

Here we are on our last day in Lhasa before we head out tomorrow morning towards Mt Everest. First day will be 90 kms of reasonable riding.
This photo is taken in front of the Potala Palace which was built in the 7th century. It is 115 mts and 13 stories high. The 5th Dalai Lama extended it to its present size and became his and successors main residence. It's an amazing piece of architecture. The tombs of many of the Dalai Lama are also housed here.
We have been here 4 days now and everyone has acclimatised well. Some slight headaches is about the worst we've had.
Food here is really good. Quite spicy and heavy on yak meat but nice. The locals are a really friendly happy bunch and quite intrigued by us. Looking forward to getting out in to the villages from here to meet a few more. Lhasa is full of pilgrims who come here to pray. Some really interesting customs and dress of all the different people from various parts.
Tomorrow we start on the serious stuff of doing what we came here to do. Moving out of 4 star luxury to 18 days on the road and climbing to some pretty incredible altitudes.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Greg! It's great hearing your updates! Good luck for the start tomorrow, we'll be thinking of you! Love Claire, Louise & Brett xo