Milky way Tibet

The Magical Journey to Everest Base Camp ◊ —> continue

24/7: After 2 hours of bumpy ride from Everest base camp, we thought we had to get this captured.

The girls.

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The guys.

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25/7: Tiny little flowers were blooming along the way from (日客则) to Namtso Lake! Rolling on the grass, reaching out to the fluffy cloud.

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Random pit stop along the way to Namtso Lake. We were dropped just on time when the train passed by. As if this is planned!

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Ain’t these flowers pretty!!

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Very near to the place that I was dreading to be.

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The day was getting cold when we reached Namtso. After throwing down our stuff, quickly we moved to the lakeside to catch the sun set. Bloody cold and quite a long way to a good spot to capture the sun set. We were urged to be quick so that we could get a real nice spot for photography.

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Running as fast as I could. The sun began to set so quickly.

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The highlight of Namtso Lake must be this – the milky way! The formation was so clear that you can see it with the naked eyes. This has got me awed for the whole night!

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26/7: Mission of the day is to catch the sun rise. However I was not convinced by the idea of half hour hike. Therefore I chose to go back to the lake. The sun was visible slightly later compared to my friends.

Still water by the lakeside created amazing reflections.

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Another mission was to get a selfie with the yak! Please note that one has to pay to get any photograph done with the yak. I sat and observed that they offered 2 packages. 1 with the yak into the water, another without. I chose the latter as the yaks looked rather pitiful and cold as they were whipped to get into the water.

DSC_0272-1All mission checked and it is the time for us to get back to reality…

Since the preparation of this trip, I always wondered if I could make it this far. I am not a mountain type of person, I get motion sickness very easily, I am not trained like an athletic. However I made the right choice to just make it! This is by far the most amazing and magical destination for me. If given another chance, I will say yes to come back again.

To fellow Malaysians who would like to pay Tibet a visit, do remember that you need to apply for a Tibetan visa on top of your China visa. Do plan ahead and make advance booking for the train. It is mandatory for you to get a tour guide along with you throughout Tibet. All these can be arranged when you engage with the tour agency. Kafein has done so much investigations that yielded us a real awesome agent and guide. Do look them up in the facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tourdays/info?tab=page_info. The boss do look quite cute though (hehehe). Highly recommended tour guide named 扎西.

Email: info@tourdays.cn
Mobile | Whatsapp : +86 136-3890-1920
Skype: tourdays
MSN: xuqiang520200067@sohu.com

After all, do prepare to fork out ~RM8000 for the whole journey. Flight ticket, train ticket, accommodations and meals inclusive.

 

Part 1 –  The Unforgettable Train Journey: Chengdu – Lhasa, Tibet ◊

Part 2 – The Amazing Tibet : Wayfaring with no shower days in Lhasa ◊

Part 3 – The Amazing Journey in Eastern Tibet ◊

Part 4 – The Magical Journey to Everest Base Camp ◊

 

◊ Feature Wayfarer Travelogue Contributor – Tan KN ◊

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