Tibet was a place I had for the longest time been itching to visit however did not think I’d ever arrive. I at last got the open door in May 2014 and it was a phenomenal affair. I went with a gathering of movement specialists and we put in 6 days venturing out to Lhasa, Gyangtse and Shigatse. Lhasa is one of the most elevated capitals on the planet at 3650m, be that as it may, we in the long run ventured out considerably higher to 5000m for a snappy photograph shot at the highest point of the world! We as a whole endured height affliction at different degrees anyway the experience of visiting this stunning nation was justified, despite all the trouble. A large portion of us endured terrible cerebral pains which went ahead the day after we arrived and kept going til the finish of our excursion. The air just contained about 68% oxygen so we conveyed oxygen bottles, however did not think that it is important to utilize them.
My initial introduction of Tibet as we arrived and ventured out from the air terminal to Lhasa (approx 50 minutes), was that it helped me to some degree to remember the South Island of New Zealand. The view is stupendous, yet it had a feeling of barreness about it. It is a nation of delightful lofty, snow-topped mountains, sandy ridges, perfectly clear streams and flawless scenes. The farmland is specked with towns and homesteads where it is normal to see Yaks drawing the furrows. These helpful animals load are principally kept for their meat, drain and fiber.
The general population of Tibet appeared to be profoundly religious and it assumes an essential job in their everyday lives where reflection and petition are typical. I have visited a ton of sanctuaries in Asia, be that as it may, have never run over such a great amount of dedication as I did in Tibet. The feature of our visit was the Potala Palace – the official winter home of the Dalai Lama. We were required to climb 365 stages – gradually because of height affliction and the need to preserve our vitality, however the entire experience was so justified, despite all the trouble.
We additionally visited the Da Zhao Si Temple which is the site of the Barkhor Circuit and is the holiest of my backpacking experience in Tibet. A great many travelers from all over Tibet come to walk the Barkhor consistently. It can once in a while take 6-7 months to get to the Barkhor from their town and the reason it takes so long is on the grounds that they make 3 strides and afterward completely prostrate themselves on the ground, get up, make 3 strides, at that point completely prostrate again – the distance!