Images of Tibet
Everest, Cho Oyu, Kanchangunga; Sikim, Nagaland, Burma. A myriad of fascinating adventure passes beneath me as in three hours I sit with the fuzzy warmth of red wine flowing through my veins en-route, by air, from Kathmandu to Bangkok.
After a month of camping out in the Himalayas, and latterly the chaos that is today’s Kathmandu I return to civilisation in the form of Thailand, where everything is possible, available and works smoothly. I have two weeks, or, to be more precise just short of two weeks, before I need to be back in Bangkok to meet my next group for a two week tour of Laos.
Laos is a nice little holiday after Tibet but the interesting statistic is that during the four week Tibet tour we climb a total of 8900 metres, whilst during a two week Laos tour we climb 8260. So on paper Laos looks far more challenging given the time taken. Just goes to show how detrimental cutting out 50% of your usual oxygen supply can be. Talking of which I managed to loose over four kilos during my time in Tibet, and put on a kilo a day back in Kathmandu. Goes to show what pizza wine and beer can do for a chaps calorific needs.
For now I shall sign off and leave you, dear reader, with a few more pics from Tibet.