Day 5 Gyantse to Xigatse

Today the team travelled from Gyantse to Xigatse (3,900m).


Another day on the bus with the journey including a visit to the fabulous 14th century Thashilumpo temple founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Today the monastery is seat to the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet.



Team spirit continues to be great, helped along by comfortable beds and great food at the guest houses and the charm of the Tibetan people. Everyone is getting used to the altitude and acclimatising well.

You’ll see in the photos that they have been handing out Wooden Spoon hats and wristbands to children.



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