Category: Tibet

Tips for altitude sickness Tibet

Day 18: Shigatse - Tips for altitude sickness Tibet - Lhasa Today is our last full day of this trip to Tibet and we have to move from Shigatse to Lhasa, after these last two days at Everest Base Camp, on a journey from 6 hours to cover 270 kilometers and it is that as it has happened to us on all the routes of the route by Tibet by car, although the roads are themselves in very good condition, the speed controls are extremely hard, making it they must travel for example 38 kilometers in 75 minutes, something that if you do not comply, implies withdrawal of points plus the corresponding fine.
Hotels in Tibet and Shanghai
Hotels in Tibet and Shanghai
Hotels in Tibet and Shanghai Shanghai Fish Inn East Nanjing Road Very central hotel in the Bund, a few meters from the Nanging Road East stop. See the article "How to get from the airport to Shanghai" how to get to the hotel from the airport. Although the hotel is quite hidden in a very narrow alley, we had read that it did not give a very good impression.
Best photos of Tibet
Best photos of Tibet
Day 19: Lhasa - Flight with KLM Chengdú - Amsterdam - Barcelona (Best photos of Tibet) It is 3:45 in the morning when the alarm sounds, after dreaming of the best photos of Tibet that we have been lucky enough to enjoy during these days and we start what will be the last day of this trip to Tibet and the day we will fly from Lhasa to Chengdu and then to Amsterdam and Barcelona with KLM.
Tips for traveling to Tibet
Tips for traveling to Tibet
Tips for traveling to Tibet The first of the tips for traveling to Tibet and that we already gave when we made the trip to China in 25 days, refers to the processing of the visa to China. You have to keep in mind that to travel to Tibet you must first process the visa to China and then through the agency (you have to remember that you cannot enter Tibet by free and it is necessary to do so with a travel agency that provides you guide and driver), manage permission to visit Tibet.
Tips for altitude sickness Tibet
Tips for altitude sickness Tibet
Day 18: Shigatse - Tips for altitude sickness Tibet - Lhasa Today is our last full day of this trip to Tibet and we have to move from Shigatse to Lhasa, after these last two days at Everest Base Camp, on a journey from 6 hours to cover 270 kilometers and it is that as it has happened to us on all the routes of the route by Tibet by car, although the roads are themselves in very good condition, the speed controls are extremely hard, making it they must travel for example 38 kilometers in 75 minutes, something that if you do not comply, implies withdrawal of points plus the corresponding fine.
Sunrise on Everest
Sunrise on Everest
Day 17: Sunrise at Everest - Rongbuk Monastery - Shigatse Sunrise at Everest at this time of year takes place around 7:40 in the morning, so last night, after arriving at Everest Base Camp in Tibet, we put the alarm clock at 7 in the morning, thinking about everything, to have a few extra minutes in case our body does not react as well as we expected.
Everest Base Camp in Tibet
Everest Base Camp in Tibet
Day 16: Shigatse - Sakya Monastery - Everest Base Camp in Tibet Today is the day we will arrive at Everest Base Camp, one of the sour cherries from this amazing trip to Tibet, so we have a long car ahead, from practically 9 hours to our destination. Yesterday, after a most complete day visiting many of the essential places to see in Tibet, we met with Pasang leaving at 8 in the morning, after having breakfast at the Shigatse Hotel.
What to see in Tibet
What to see in Tibet
Day 15: What to see in Tibet: Gyantse - Pelkor Chöde Monastery - Kumbum Pagoda - Gyantse Dzong - Tashilumpho Monastery - Shigatse Today we have to get up at 6 in the morning so that the body begins to adapt to the altitude, to continue with the itinerary We have planned with all the places to see in Tibet that we have planned for today.
Tibet with guide in Spanish
Tibet with guide in Spanish
Day 14: Tibet with guide in Spanish: Tsedang - Samye Monastery - Yamdrok Lake - Kambala Pass - Kalais Kora Glacier - Gyantse Today we have a most complete day on this trip to Tibet with a guide in Spanish. We have met Pasang at 8:30 in the morning at the hotel reception to start the day with a visit to Samye Monastery, one of the places we have read, is most incredible in Tibet.
Namtso Lake in Tibet
Namtso Lake in Tibet
Day 12: Lhasa - Namtso Lake in Tibet Today we had to wake up earlier than usual since we have met with Pasang at 7 to go to Namtso Lake in Tibet, one of the places we most wanted to know on this trip and that by Anyway, we can enjoy today. After a shower and a quick coffee, we leave Tashitakge Hotel Lhasa, to meet Pasang and get underway for today's visit.
Route through Tibet by car
Route through Tibet by car
Day 13: Route through Tibet by car: Lhasa - Tsedang - Yungbulakang Palace Today we meet with Pasang and Tre at 8:30 in the morning to start the route through Tibet by car that will take us to Everest Base Camp in 5 days , but that today will lead us to Tsedang, where we will visit Yungbulakang Palace, one of the places we most want to know on this trip to Tibet in 19 days.
Potala Palace in Lhasa
Potala Palace in Lhasa
Day 9: Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery Today our day started a little later, about 7 in the morning and that is yesterday, after touring many of the places we had scheduled to see in Lhasa, when we arrived at Pasang called us to make a small change of plans for today morning replacing the visit we had to the Drepung Monastery, before visiting the Sera Monastery, for the visit to the Potala Palace, that place, which is one of the great reasons of this trip to Tibet, where we have reserved the entrance at 9:30 in the morning.
Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa
Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa
Day 10: Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa Today our day starts at 6 in the morning, when we take the opportunity to work for a while, have a coffee in the room to charge us with energy for today that we have scheduled the visit to Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa and when it is 8:15 in the morning, we go up to the terrace of the Tashitakge Hotel Lhasa where, like every day since we arrived in Lhasa, we enjoyed an amazing breakfast, accompanied by the best views of the Potala Palace that we would have imagined.
What to do in Lhasa
What to do in Lhasa
Day 11: What to do in Lhasa - Best images of the Potala Palace Today is the last full day we will spend in the city on this trip to Tibet, after having almost all the things we had to do in Lhasa the previous days, so we take it with some more peace of mind, although this means getting up a little earlier and that our idea is to spend the morning in the Potala Palace and the surrounding area, to enjoy all the possible perspectives early in the day , at which time the sky is usually clear and there are not as many people as the day begins to pass.
Train from the Clouds to Tibet
Train from the Clouds to Tibet
Day 7: Train from the Clouds to Tibet - Lhasa There are a few minutes to 7 in the morning when we wake up and after a few seconds, we remember where we are, assimilating that we are in our compartment on the train from Shanghai to Lhasa, known as the Train from the Clouds to Tibet, at which time it is time to take advantage to go to the bathroom, at this time of the morning there is still not much transfer and start preparing our breakfast, with the instant coffee we bring from home and the cookie packages that We bought in Shanghai.
What to see in Lhasa
What to see in Lhasa
Day 8: What to see in Lhasa: Kora de Barkhor, Jokhang Temple, Muslim Quarter, Potala Palace Our first day in Lhasa has started today at 6:00 in the morning, initially not as well as we expected, at least for me (Vanessa), since although yesterday in the Train of the Clouds to Tibet I was perfectly, as at night when we arrived in Lhasa, today in the morning I did not continue having the same fate.
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Day 6: Train from Shanghai to Lhasa It is 5 in the morning when after spending our first night on the train from Shanghai to Lhasa, which we have to say has been perfect, it's time to clear and approach the bathroom (to put it somehow) to go through sheet metal and paint and thus start this first day that will take us to fully enter the trip to Tibet.
Shanghai in three days
Shanghai in three days
Day 5: Shanghai in three days: Jing'an Temple, Wujiang Road, People's Square, Shanghai Museum - Shanghai Train to Lhasa If the forecasts were that both yesterday and yesterday it rained and ended up not being fulfilled, last night when we looked at how It was going to be the time today that we had a complete itinerary for this Shanghai in three days, directly it was expected that rains were expected for tomorrow, something that this time they have succeeded.
What to see in Shanghai in two days
What to see in Shanghai in two days
Day 4: What to see in Shanghai in two days: Xintiandi, Fuxing Park, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple and ERA aerobatic show in Shanghai Circus World Although today's forecasts were rainy and made us wobble a little the itinerary that we had planned with several places to see in Shanghai in two days, just wake up and look out the window we see that a sun looks like it is expected to continue today with the same sun and the same heat that we had yesterday in how it was traveling yesterday in Shanghai in one day.
How to go from the airport to Shanghai
How to go from the airport to Shanghai
Day 2: Paris - Shanghai (How to get from the airport to Shanghai) After spending a quiet and comfortable night on the KLM flight of this trip to Shanghai, practically without realizing the hours that have passed, we open our eyes to look at the clock and change the time, in an attempt to adapt as soon as possible to the time of China, at which time they also bring us something to eat that we will not deny, we feel wonderful to finish waking up and start this new day of the trip to Tibet in 19 days.
Shanghai in one day
Shanghai in one day
Day 3: Shanghai in one day: Bund, Pudong, Yuyuan Market, Yuyuan Garden, Temple of the City God, Pearl of the East, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center Today our Shanghai begins in a day when it is 5:00 the morning and is that our bodies, although we did not believe it, are noticing the jetlag, although yesterday was a fairly quiet day in which in addition to going from the airport to Shanghai, we only took a walk in the evening the city.