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Traversing Tibet (2 galleries) | Beijing, 'Northern Capital' | Shanghai, 2013 | Historic villages of Huizhou, 2013 | Chengdu, Sichuan, 2013 | Bamboo Sea, Sichuan, 2013 | Henan, northern China, 2008 | Shanxi, northern China, 2008

Traversing Tibet (2 galleries)

An overland journey in late 2014, from Beijing to Xi'an by overnight train (then a short hop by air) and from Xining (Qinghai province) overnight to Lhasa, Tibet on the recently-completed Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The journey then continues southwest to Gyantse, then west through Shigatse, Everest Base Camp and down to the Nepalese border and so to Kathmandu.

Enthralled from an early age by Heinrich Harrer's epic narrative of his Seven Years in Tibet, I skirted around the Chinese-occupied Tibetan heartland in my own earlier travels, visiting Nepal, Ladakh (India), Bhutan, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces (China). In 2014 I was offered an opportunity to experience the 'real thing'; Tibet at present is not accessible for spontaneous, individual travel. Read more

Tibetan tucker: meat pie and noodle soup
Tibetan tucker: meat pie and noodle soup
Traversing Tibet ( Gallery 1, to Lhasa)
:: Traversing Tibet ( Gallery 1, to Lhasa) ::
Traversing Tibet (Gallery 2, westwards from Lhasa)
:: Traversing Tibet (Gallery 2, westwards from Lhasa) ::
At Everest Base Camp
At Everest Base Camp