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Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Tingri, Tibet.

Postby BrunoM » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:24 pm

Hi all,

I'm writing an article about of group of Tibetan kids that fled to Nepal. My witness was 10 at that time, so he can't provide me with real details.

According to him, they traveled from Lhasa to Tingri, where there's a major Chinese checkpoint. From there on they walked to Namche Bazar on the other side of the Khumbu.

They did this in october.

I'm interested in which route they might have taken, which cols they had to pass, which would be the easiest route, etc.

Anybody got some info on that?

Many thanks,

Bruno
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Re: Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Tingri, Tibet.

Postby mtnjim » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:52 pm

I'm hardly an expert on the region but I'm pretty sure they would have come over the Nangpa La just west of Cho Oyu. When I was on Cho in 1997 we saw several caravans coming and going over that route and I talked to a couple of Indians doing a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash. One poor girl was in a pair of red canvas tennis shoes! Hope she kept all her parts.

That's well before the shootings in 2006. I doubt that the pass is seeing so much business these days. I just had to check to refresh my memory, but the south side ends up at Thame, about an hour or two from Namche.
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Re: Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Tingri, Tibet.

Postby radson » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:18 pm

Hey Bruno, my current profile pic is the caravans on the nangpa la pass. ..shot from cho you abc.
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Re: Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Tingri, Tibet.

Postby BrunoM » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:13 pm

mtnjim wrote:I'm hardly an expert on the region but I'm pretty sure they would have come over the Nangpa La just west of Cho Oyu. When I was on Cho in 1997 we saw several caravans coming and going over that route and I talked to a couple of Indians doing a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash. One poor girl was in a pair of red canvas tennis shoes! Hope she kept all her parts.

That's well before the shootings in 2006. I doubt that the pass is seeing so much business these days. I just had to check to refresh my memory, but the south side ends up at Thame, about an hour or two from Namche.


Super info, many thanks. Unfortunately some of the kids didn't make it, others lost fingers & toes. Crazy story :| :cry:
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Re: Hiking from Namche Bazaar to Tingri, Tibet.

Postby moutainpaw » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:38 pm

sad too for lost fingers
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