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En route to Everest
We have a rest day at Tingri
15 April - Tingri 4300m
Hot springs and a short walk or a longer day hike? The hot springs option won. The dogs didn't - no bites!
(I have been attacked by six dogs previously, very luckily escaping without even being bitten; Kim was recently bitten in the Manaslu region and flew back to Kathmandu for rabies shots, and a few days later flew back to rejoin with her trekkers).
We bonded with Team California, meeting Jordan (13 years old) and his team. Paul is a total surfer-skier-California dude, Karen a yogini!
Fernando and Barry in our room in Tingri, with its eye-bending ceiling - Jamie
Barry and stylish friend - yes, it was warm - Jamie
The Tingri toilets are not the flush type, although they were substantially cleaner than in previous years - Jamie
Chinese meals in Tingri at the TMA hotel - Jamie
We wandered around Tingri; when Barry didn't pay these kids for taking their photo, this was the result - Jamie
Tingri seems more traditional Tibetan than the other places we visited - Jamie
It is spring and there is not much fresh meat available, instead Tibetans use dried sheep meat - Jamie
A Tingri shopkeeper - Jamie
Men often coil their hair around, Khampa style - Jamie