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  Tibet Team Absorbs Local Culture

16 April 2015 -

We had a rest day eating good food and watching a let night movie yesterday. Ian took a great photo of our communal tents last night.

This morning we walked down to the Rombuk Monastery for magical tour and blessing from the Lama. We were shown down a trap door into an ancient candle light cave . The lama showed us carvings and hand prints of deities in the cave wall, tracing our fingers around the outlines. We received the traditional white scarves and threw tsampa into the air to bless our journey.

It was a lovely day and a chance to stretch our legs and see how we acclimatise.


14 April 2015 -

We had a lot of snow yesterday which closed the road to Base Camp. It's unusual to get snow in Tingri so it was nice to see a snow covered town rather than a dusty one. Some of us went for a walk yesterday up a nearby hill to stretch the legs and get some nice aerial views of the town.

Today the snow had cleared so we set off on the dirt track drive to Base Camp. It was good to drive through some local villages and really see rural Tibetan life. We had a few stops and the local kids had fun running over to us to say hello.

We all arrived at base camp to take up residence in our individual tents and had a good dinner of chicken and chips.
 

 
TingRi. Photo Kurt and David

 


 

 

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