Organized Some Trips to Tibet

In 2009 a group of us met in Shanghai and took a train to Lhasa.  In western Tibet we traveled to Guge, circumambulated Kailash, and walked to Everest Base Camp (the real Everest Base Camp where expeditions start from is called “ABC”–“Advance Base Camp.)

In 2011 some of us re-convened and explored the retreat caves and redoubts in Samye Chimphu, Yarlung, and the valleys trending north from the Tsangpo River.

In 2013 we walked from Lambagar (in Nepal) north to Lapchi (in Tibet).  Then we hiked east to Bedung, Na, and attempted a technical climb of Ramdung.  We failed.

Next we hope to explore Daglha Gampo, Kyirong, and other impossible-to-get-permits-for places.  Those plans (our “thinking page”) are detailed here, password is kunshi      (On that page scroll down to the Google Map aerial views; zoom in and out, great fun.)

 

2009: Guge, Xanda, Kailash

Facebook post looking for people to trek with.

 

Near Xanda, far western Tibet

Near Xanda and Guge, far western Tibet

Xanda, western Tibet, near Guge

Xanda, western Tibet, near Guge

 

Plume off the top of Kailash

Mt. Kailash

 

Mr. Kailash, sunset

Kailash sunset, the night before traversing the pass

 

Facebook posting after completing the circumambulation

 

Lhamo dancing in Lhasa, in front of the Potala Palace

Lhamo, 2011

 

 

2011:  Dorje Drak, Dzong Kumbum, Tsogyal Lhatso, Chimpu, Yarlung

Facebook post for 2011 trip

 

Ladder to cave at Drak Yongdzong

Ladder to cave at Drak Yongdzong

 

Looking south from Yamalung

Looking south from Yamalung

 

Crystal Cave, Yarlung Valley

Crystal Cave, Yarlung Valley

 

2013:  Lapchi, Bedung, Na, Mt. Ramdung

Slippery bridge, north to Lapchi from Lambagar

Slippery bridge, north to Lapchi from Lambagar

 

Slippery bridge, north to Lapchi from Lambagar

 

Lapchi mountain, looking north

Lapchi mountain, looking north

 

Rolwaling to Bedung and Na

Rolwaling to Bedung and Na

Climbing to high camp, Ramdung

Climbing to high camp, Ramdung

 

Glacier below high camp

Glacier below high camp

 

Team Ramdung, high camp, post-climb

Team Ramdung, high camp, post-climb