Friday, May 05, 2006

Overland to EBC!

We're finally set to go on our overland to Everest Base Camp ... we leave tomorrow!!

It's been crazy trying to plan this thing. We initially went with an agent that knew absolutely nothing about how to plan an overland for foreigners. Parts of Tibet are closed and foreigners require a permit to go to these places. Instead of getting all necessary permits for us, he puts the responsibility on us saying that we might get detained and fined! Great - thanks. I'm glad we're paying you to be so useful.

We switched to another agent who is a lot a more experienced and after a few days of delay, we finally have our permits and leave tomorrow! Here's our plan:

Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Shegar - Rongphu Monestary - EBC - Shigatse - Namtso Lake - Lhasa

All that in 5 nights and 6 days! You can get an idea of the locations from Lonely Planet. We check out our jeep tonight ... we'll try to pick from the best of these 10 year old Toyota land cruisers :P.

We probably won't have much internet access along the way but we'll have lots of updates when we're back!


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