Our journey to this culturally rich area started
by train from Shanghai to Beijing, then on
the new Beijing to Tibet railway, the highest
railway in the world at 16,640 feet above
sea level, before taking a tour of south
Tibet via the base of Mount Everest to Kathmandu
in Nepal. Our trip culminated in a wildlife
safari on elephant back in Chitwan National
Shanghai – Business meetings left us
only time to visit the Pudong area and Aquarium
before travelling by overnight train to Beijing
Beijing – This visit to Beijing, enabled
us to see more interesting places such as
the Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Centre
and the 798 Art District.
Tibet - Our travel on the highest railway
in the World to Lhasa, the ‘Land of
the Gods’, and then our journey via
the base of Mount Everest to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal - From busy Kathmandu to the quiet,
tranquillity of Chitwan National Park in
search of tigers on an elephant safari.
The exciting trip was not without a few scary
incidents – driving along the cliffhangar,
nearly impassable mud mountain pass high
up above the deep Bhote Koshi ravine, and
the daring escape from Chitwan in extremely
bad weather and strong water currents to
get back to Kathmandu for our flight home.
Not forgetting the appallingly bad, inexperienced
tour guide who took us through Tibet.
The joys and memories of travel!