The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 China

Tibet 2014

Nepal  
  Lanzhou-Lhasa   Lhasa   Lhasa-Gyantse   Shigatse-Shegar   EBC   EBC-Zanghmu

Lanzhou-Lhasa

200 miles W of Lanzhou, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
200 miles W of Lanzhou
300 miles W of Lanzhou, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
300 miles W of Lanzhou
Tanggula Pass, just before dawn The high point of the train jou, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tanggula Pass, just before dawn
The high point of the train journey at 5072 meters (16,640 ft)
Cuona Lake, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Cuona Lake
136 miles NE of Lhasa, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
136 miles NE of Lhasa
Nagqu Station, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Nagqu Station
61 miles North of Lhasa, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
61 miles North of Lhasa
58 miles N of Lhasa, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
58 miles N of Lhasa
56 miles North of Lhasa, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
56 miles North of Lhasa
50 miles NW of Lhasa, Lanzhou-Lhasa, Tibet 2014
50 miles NW of Lhasa

Lhasa

Potala Palace from the Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Potala Palace from the Shangri-La Hotel
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Potala Palace
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Potala Palace
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Potala Palace
Tashi at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tashi at Potala Palace
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet", Lhasa, Tibet 2014
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet"
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet", Lhasa, Tibet 2014
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet"
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet", Lhasa, Tibet 2014
"Monument to the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet"

Barkhor Square and Jokhang Temple

Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Barkhor Square
Jokhang entrance, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang entrance
Jokhang pilgrims & incense, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang pilgrims & incense
Jokhang pilgrims, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang pilgrims
Jokhang entrance queue, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang entrance queue
Barkhor Square: Clouds of incense, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Barkhor Square: Clouds of incense
Jokhang Entrance, from roof, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang Entrance, from roof
Jokhang rooftop, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Jokhang rooftop

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Water-powered Prayer Wheel, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Water-powered Prayer Wheel
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Yak butter candles, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Yak butter candles
Tashi at Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tashi at Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery: Note swastikas, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery: Note swastikas
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery
Sand Mandala, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sand Mandala
Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery: debating monks, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery: debating monks
Sera Monastery: debating monks, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery: debating monks
Sera Monastery: debating monks, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery: debating monks
Sera Monastery: debating monks, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Sera Monastery: debating monks

Around Lhasa

Golden Yaks statue, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Golden Yaks statue
Swastikas on a street lamp, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Swastikas on a street lamp
Pilgrim, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Pilgrim
Prayer Wheel wielder, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Prayer Wheel wielder
Gyume Tratsang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Gyume Tratsang Temple
Tsamkhung Nunnery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tsamkhung Nunnery
Tsamkhung Nunnery, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tsamkhung Nunnery
Ramoche Monastery: Guardian King, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Ramoche Monastery: Guardian King
Ramoche Monastery detail, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Ramoche Monastery detail
Tibet Museum, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tibet Museum
Tibet Museum, Lhasa, Tibet 2014
Tibet Museum

Lhasa-Gyantse

Lake Yamdrok-Tso, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Lake Yamdrok-Tso
Lake Yamdrok-Tso, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Lake Yamdrok-Tso
5039 meters (16565 ft) pass, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
5039 meters (16565 ft) pass
Prayer flags and scarves at pass, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Prayer flags and scarves at pass
Prayer flags at pass, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Prayer flags at pass
Lake Yamdrok-Tso, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Lake Yamdrok-Tso
Gyantze Dzong (castle), Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantze Dzong (castle)
Gyantze Dzong (castle), Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantze Dzong (castle)

Gyantse: Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery + Tashi, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery + Tashi
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery
Pelkor Chode Monastery, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Pelkor Chode Monastery

Gyantse Kumbum: Giant Stupa

Gyantse Kumbum, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantse Kumbum
Gyantse Kumbum, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantse Kumbum
Gyantse Kumbum, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantse Kumbum
Gyantse Kumbum, Lhasa-Gyantse, Tibet 2014
Gyantse Kumbum

Shigatse-Shegar

Shalu Monastery, outside Shigatse

Shalu Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Shalu Monastery
Shalu Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Shalu Monastery
Shalu Monastery: Monks having dinner, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Shalu Monastery: Monks having dinner
Shalu Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Shalu Monastery
Shalu Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Shalu Monastery
Rebuilt Shigatse Castle, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Rebuilt Shigatse Castle

Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas

Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas
One of the Four Guardian Kings, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
One of the Four Guardian Kings
One of the Four Guardian Kings, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
One of the Four Guardian Kings
Throne, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Throne
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Giant statue of the Maitreya (future) Buddha, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Giant statue of the Maitreya (future) Buddha
Giant statue of the Maitreya (future) Buddha, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Giant statue of the Maitreya (future) Buddha
Two of the Four Guardian Kings, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Two of the Four Guardian Kings
Two of the Four Guardian Kings, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Two of the Four Guardian Kings
Swastika on tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Swastika on tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Swastika floor carving, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Swastika floor carving
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Tashilhunpo Monastery

Shigatse to Shegar

20 miles West of Shigatse, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
20 miles West of Shigatse
Yaks, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Yaks
Yaks, at 16,900 ft, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Yaks, at 16,900 ft
View at Gyatso-La pass, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
View at Gyatso-La pass
Gateway with prayer flags, at  Gyatso La pass And our trusty Mi, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
Gateway with prayer flags, at Gyatso La pass
And our trusty Mitsubishi 4WD
5248 meter (17,218 ft) marker at  Gyatso-La pass This was the h, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
5248 meter (17,218 ft) marker at Gyatso-La pass
This was the highest point of my trip!
10 miles NE of Shegar, Shigatse-Shegar, Tibet 2014
10 miles NE of Shegar

Everest Base Camp

An early morning drive up to Rongbuk Monastery and the Chinese Everest Base Camp was rewarded with stunning views over the great mountain.
Everest from Rongbuk, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Everest from Rongbuk
Everest from Rongbuk, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Everest from Rongbuk
Everest from EBC, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Everest from EBC
Everest Peak from EBC, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Everest Peak from EBC
Everest + Scotsman.  At 5200 meters (17,060 ft), Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Everest + Scotsman. At 5200 meters (17,060 ft)
Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Rongbuk Monastery
Ronbuk Stupa + Everest, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Ronbuk Stupa + Everest
Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Tibet 2014
Rongbuk Monastery

EBC to Zanghmu

Village Yak, 10 miles N of Rongbuk, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Village Yak, 10 miles N of Rongbuk
Distant Everest, 30 miles NW of Rongkuk, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Distant Everest, 30 miles NW of Rongkuk
Distant Everest, 51 miles NW of Rongkuk, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Distant Everest, 51 miles NW of Rongkuk
Tibetan hamlet, 55 miles NW of Rongkuk, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Tibetan hamlet, 55 miles NW of Rongkuk
47 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
47 miles North of Zhangmu
45 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
45 miles North of Zhangmu
Nya Lam Thong Lha.  5126 m (16800 ft), EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Nya Lam Thong Lha. 5126 m (16800 ft)
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
View from Nya Lam Thong Lha pass
19 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
19 miles North of Zhangmu
6 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
6 miles North of Zhangmu
2 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
2 miles North of Zhangmu
2 miles North of Zhangmu, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
2 miles North of Zhangmu
Nepal-China Friendship Bridge, EBC to Zanghmu, Tibet 2014
Nepal-China Friendship Bridge

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