a very small village located at 4300 m asl, is
considered the door to the Tibetan side of the Everest.
Tingri, a very small village
located at 4300 m asl, is considered the door to the Tibetan side of the
Everest. From here, off the long track which from Lhasa crosses the plateau
South-west wards for 7000 KM towards the Nepali frontier, the route proceeds
Northwards towards Rongbuck Monastery and the Base Camp.
"Everest-K2, 50 years later" mountaineers spent their last stop in Tingri
after leaving Lhasa. The last day they crossed Gyatsola Pass, at 5220 m. and
for the first time they could sight in the distance the Himalayas white wall,
even though veiled by clouds.
We hoped that
the trucks coming from the opposite side with all our materials would arrive a
couple of days in advance. Strikes in Nepal and the particularly difficult
political situation have delayed our departure and will arrive on April 16
with the group. "No problem", comments the expedition leader Soro Dorotei. "We
will have to work only a little bit quicker in setting up tents and preparing
Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition