What a Difference a Day Makes

Nyalam, Tibet
April 11, 2014

Namaste Dear Family & Friends

Yesterday, we drove to the border of Nepal & Tibet and stayed in a village on the Nepal side of the border since there was not enough time to cross the border. The journey up the mountain roads to the border was, as always, rough. The roads are narrow and bad, with much of the travel on dirt and rocky roads.

Early this morning, we crossed the Friendship Bridge into Tibet. We bypassed Zangmu and drove straight to Nyalam. It snowed hard when we got to Nyalam and snowed most of the day today.  In the morning, we went on a short acclimatization hike before the snow started to fall.

The accommodations are pretty bad. No heat in the rooms, which are small and dirty. Television is out of the question. The food is pretty good-a lot of rice and vegetables.

I have a good team. I will talk more about the team members later. One trekker from Hungary returned to Kathmandu this morning. I understand the overall conditions were a bit too much of a shock for this trekker.

Tomorrow morning, we drive to Tinghri, which is our last stop before Chinese Base Camp. We will spend two days in Tinghri.

I feel terrific.

My next post will be from Tonghri.



4 thoughts on “What a Difference a Day Makes

  1. Thank you for the update Bill. I love having an arm chair adventure to one of the most interesting places on earth. Wishing you continued good health and high spirits on your quest for the top.
    Erika Bartesch

  2. Amazing! It was too much for a younger guy from Hungary, yet you still “feel terrific”!! I am getting excited about your climb. (but I admit I’m glad it’s you and not me.) Good luck and God bless!

  3. Bill…sounding good and I am sure after you summit you will do another bungee jump. Watch the big dogs in Tingri and have a nice acclimatization hike up the mountain outside town. Keep that weight up and, “day by day!!!!”


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