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Best Tibet Overland 2005
The Potala palace, the Jokhang, what a cultural heritage, and then there are the sweeping panoramas, that huge sky...
Everest and other 8000m mountains seen on the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa - photo Mike Teger
A nun on pilgrimage around the holy places of Sera - Jamie
Monks in a peaceful part of the Jokhang - Jamie
Spinning prayer wheels - Mike Teger
Butter lamps - Mike Teger
Circling the Bharkor around the holiest place in Tibet, the Jokhang,
The Potala Palace, the Lhasa landmark that dominates the skyline. The circles are fountains - Jamie
Tashilhunpo Monastery is the seat of the Panchen Lama and the main place that we visit.
The protectors of the main assembly room - Jamie
Wandering around we share the gompas with Tibetan pilgrims - Jamie
A fisheye view of Tashilhunpo's main gompa (temple) - Mike Teger
Another fisheye view, the hotel lobby in Shigatse - Mike Teger
The old fort of Shegar - Bob Breivogel
And from the top of the fort - Jamie McGuinness
One of our guides up to the fort - Miriam Überall
Crossing the Pang La we see Everest (far right) and the impressive road - Jamie
Trekking from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp; it is also possible
to take a horse cart for the 8km walk.
The north face of Everest dominates.
At Everest Base Camp
Road trip - we use good Toyota Landcruisers, plenty of room inside - Moe Memon
The road near Zhangmu descends into a massive gorge, and into Nepal - Jamie