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Karshgar to Lhasa in 3 months


22 Jul 2000  thru   25 Oct 2000

18-day truck ride YeCheng to Ali, worst rainly season in 20yrs. Slept in truck above 5000m, in blzaard last day of July. Great sunrise & sunset views at Purung. Lake Manasorova amd Mt. Kailash Kora, crossed minor lake and rivers & streams in waist deep water, no tent no sleeping bag no stove, a thin blanket and 2 large nylon bags. Inner circle in front of S-face of Kailash, over the east shoulder(5800+m) of Kailash. Trek to Rongbuk-Everest N base camp from old Tingri alone. Climbed peak across the river from Rongbuk, over 6000m with treking poles and beatup hiking boots(from Walmart for $39.99 in 96!) only. Trek out to Shegar(new Tingri). Stay a night on hill above PangLa, water bottle frozen. Great sunrise view of 5 8000ers and 2 7000ers in one view. Next, Yarlung Tsangpo gorge and Mt. Namja Barwa, then exit to Shangarila in YunNan, revisit the uniquely great and beautiful TigerLeaping Gorge.

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