Saturday 19th October 2003

This diary entry comes from the balcony of the Hotel Himalaya situated in the heart of Lhasa with views across the city towards the foothills of the Himalaya. Lhasa is far more modern than anticipated, especially in comparison with Kathmandu.

We arrived at 4pm local time and are settling in and acclimatising to the 12000ft altitude. The team are all fit, well and in good spirits. We will be spending 4 days acclimatising in Lhasa in readiness for our departure to Everest.

Our journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa was a spectacular one hour flight across the Himalayas passing close to Everest. We enjoyed stunning views of the mountain range spread out below us with crystal clear blue skies.

The next update will be in a couple of days just before we commence our overland journey towards Everest.


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