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The Big Top: Everest Base Camp

Okay, so braving base camp on the Tibetan side isn’t as hard as it sounds. No week of climbing in the freezing cold needed. The Tibetan plateau is so high that the country is practically already on the snow level of Everest. To compare, if you’re on the Nepal side you’ll spend a week hiking to get to the snow line. We pretty much drove in. But is was cold, if that counts. The ribbon road to base camp with Everest in the distance. The... Read More

Happy Birthday to Josh

Celebrating Josh with a Lhasa beer, that makes you a little more out of breath when you’re at 16,000 feet, and a yak steak (surprisingly tasty)! Happy birthday, my love. Lhasa beer... and yak steak. Mmmm. Lhasa beer…  Read More

36 Hour Train to Tibet

If we had any trepidations about going to Tibet on this trip, they were alleviated when we learned the Dalai Lama gave his okay for his supporters to go as tourists. But how to get there? Well, that was never in question… The highest elevated train in the world, of course! Arrival in Lhasa The Qinghai-Lhasa railway is so high that they pump oxygen into the train cars (its highest point is almost 17,000 feet over sea-level). Apparently it’s... Read More