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Green Hell to Dram (Zhangmu) E-mail
Asia - Tibet
12 July 2010

Clouded hills in the Green Hell of Tibet, near the border town of Dram (Zhangmu)On the day we had left Mount Everest Base Camp and crossed the plateau to Lakpa La pass we would be arriving at...

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Mount Everest E-mail
Asia - Tibet
11 July 2010

Fully loaded Tibetan truck at high pass heading towards Mt. Everest Base CampAfter a tiring ride from Shigatse towards the Mount Everest, we finally arrived at the Everest Base Camp (the Chinese ...

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Shigatse E-mail
Asia - Tibet
09 July 2010

Monk at Tashilunpon monastery, TibetLeaving Lhasa, we passed the Yam-Drok lake and headed for Shigatse. On the way we stopped at a local house to...

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Drak Yerpa E-mail
Asia - Tibet
08 July 2010

Temple gifts inside one of the grottoes of Drak YerpaYerpa or Drak Yerpa used to be a Tibetan Buddhist monastery 16 kilometres northeast of Lhasa in the Yerpa ...

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Lhasa - Norbulingka E-mail
Asia - Tibet
05 July 2010

Lilies at Norbulingka gardens in Lhasa, the Dalai Lamas' summer palacesThe Norbulingka is a palace and adjacent park in Lhasa and used to serve as the summer residence of the dalai ...

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Lhasa - Potala palace E-mail
Asia - Tibet
04 July 2010

Stairs leading up to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, TibetThe first sight of the Potala Palace was breathtaking. Not only for it's beauty, also because of the fact that Lhasa is situated...

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Mt. Everest to Nyalam E-mail
Asia - Tibet
12 July 2010

A Tibetan boy and girl holding hands while eating ice-cream in the Himalayas near Nyalam, TibetFrom Rongbuk monastery we took the gravel road for about 2 or 3 hours back towards the Friendship Higway that connects...

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Shigatse to Everest Base Camp E-mail
Asia - Tibet
11 July 2010

Fully loaded Tibetan truck at high pass heading towards Mt. Everest Base CampFrom Shigatse we took the Friendship Highway towards Kathmandu, Nepal, but after some kilometres we turned left...

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Gyantse - Palcho monastery E-mail
Asia - Tibet
09 July 2010

Piece of cloth in Palcho monastery, Gyantse, TibetPalcho, also named Pelkor Chode or Shekar Gyantse, is the most important Tibetan buddhist monastery in Gyantse...

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Namtso lake E-mail
Asia - Tibet
06 July 2010

Tibetan brother and sister at Nam Tso lake, TibetAfter a long drive from Lhasa, since 2005 comfortably over asphalt, and passing the 5,186 meters high Laken pass we  ...

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Lhasa - Drepung monastery E-mail
Asia - Tibet
05 July 2010

Tibetan prayer wheels turningThe Drepung monastery is one of the three 'gelug' monastery univer- sity of Tibet. The two others are Ganden and Sera...

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Lhasa centre E-mail
Asia - Tibet
03 July 2010

Children playing street games in the streets of Lhasa, TibetThe day we left Shangri-la and flew to Lhasa - for the Chinese authorities would not let us make an eight day land ...

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Rongbuk monastery E-mail
Asia - Tibet
12 July 2010

The word Tibet, formed in Rongpu monastery's inner courtyard fence shows their national prideRongpu or Rongbuk monastery lies at the foot of the Rongbuk glacier at 5,100 meters altitude and is thus the highest...

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Shigatse - Sakya monastery E-mail
Asia - Tibet
10 July 2010

Tibetan monks congregating in Sakya monasteryOn the road from Shigatse to Tingri, Tibet, lies the Tibetan Sakya monastery (officially Pel Sakya, meaning White Earth...

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Yam Drok Lake E-mail
Asia - Tibet
09 July 2010

Sheep overlooking a valley near Yam Drok lake, TibetThe Yamdrok lake (Yamzho Yumco in Tibetan) lies around 90 kilometres west of Gyantse and a hundred south- east ...

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Lhasa - Sera monastery E-mail
Asia - Tibet
05 July 2010

Debating monks at Sera monastery, TibetThe Sera monastery is one of the three gelug monastery universities of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Drepung. ...

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Lhasa - Jokhang temple E-mail
Asia - Tibet
04 July 2010

Cave at the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, TibetThe Jokhang Temple in the Barkhor area of Lhasa is a famous buddhist temple and is UNESCO listed. It was built in ...

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