Sunday, May 27, 2007

Day 11 - There Are No Words

Today we drove 3 hours southwest of Lhasa, into the mountains to picnic at Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. On the way there we stopped in the mountains and ascended a small peak to reach a height of 5000 m, or 16,400 feet. This is the equivalent altitude of Everest Base Camp. The drive was perilous, the view spectacular, the climb easy on the legs but hard on the lungs, and the lunch by the lake refreshing. Words simply do no justice to the day I've had. Take a look.

I will sleep well tonight. You do the same.


  1. Wow! Gorgeous photos. Hope you're enjoying yourself! Looks like you sure are!

  2. Wow. Thanks for taking us with you!

  3. Tricia,

    Your photos of Lhasa are awe-inspiring. How exciting to travel to these spectacular places. I really envy you. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  4. um, T -- the picture of you riding whatever the heck that is... is fabulous! I love it.

    so glad you're having fun -- keep letting us live vicariously :)

  5. Amazing! I love the mountains and sky. What fun to ride a Yak! Did you have butter tea?

    I tagged you with a meme good for when you get back!

  6. What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us.