Today we drove from Nyalum to Tingri (14,400ft). It was only about a two and a half hour drive but beautiful along the way. It’s much drier here on the Tibetan Plateau. The valley’s are surrounded by brown rolling hills and mountains and the valley’s are filled with Barley plantations. It’s a very barren and harsh place but the people we encounter have been very nice. Our hotel here in Tingri is actually very nice. Since the roads have been paved in 2008 the amenities in these towns are getting nicer.
Everyone is doing well. With the drier air we have a few sore throats and some congestion but we are drinking lots of water and tea and wearing our “Buff’s” to help moisturizer the air we are breathing to combat the sore throats. Everyone is really enjoying the scenery, food, accommodations, and are also acclimatizing very well.
The rest of today we are relaxing and walking around town. Tomorrow we will go on another acclimatization hike before we head to Basecamp (15,500ft).
I’ll send a few more pictures along on the next post but thanks for following along.