September 3, 2016
The Tibet Trek and Cho Oyu Climbers continue to enjoy Lhasa. Ang Jangbu is joining the Team into ABC this season and when he is around, we always stay flexible with our itinerary. Jangbu said “We had a great day today. After learning the Shoton Festival was happening at Norbulingka (Summer Palace) we decided to take the team there instead of going to Drepung Monastery. We got a tour of the summer palace, and saw a Tibetan opera and locals picnicking in the park. After lunch we went to Sera Monastery to watch the Monks debate.”
From Mike Hamill, “Everyone is doing well and we are headed to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse tomorrow. Heading out the door 9AM Beijing time. We have 7 brand new land cruisers to travel in.”
Further up the Tibetan Plateau, Phunuru and the Sherpa Team have arrived in Tingri. They had a good drive around Shishapangma and will be in Tingri for a couple days. They will acclimatize and pick up additional supplies before heading to Cho Oyu Base Camp where they will be getting it set up ahead of the team’s arrival.