25 April 2013
This is Holly Budge reporting from Nyalam (4000 m/13,123 ft), Tibet, with the
Cho Oyu 2013 dispatch for April 25th.
We set off from Kathmandu at 4am yesterday morning, on a bus to the
The journey took us around 6 hours, over some pretty bumpy terrain! The border
crossing was very uncomplicated and quick, much to our delight We have made it
into Tibet! This is a very good start to our expedition.
We then had a delicious lunch before driving a couple of hours north to Nyalam.
It is noticeably colder here but the accommodation is very pleasant & clean,
and well-equipped with big duvets and blankets to keep us warm.
Today, we did a short acclimatisation trek up a scree hill above the town.
Everyone is feeling good and strong, with a few tingles here and there from
the Diamox. For the rest of today, we will just chill out and start
acclimatizing to this altitude. We will continue to Tingri in a couple of
days, before reaching Cho-Oyu Base Camp.
Three of our team members, Wayne Herrick, Debbie Markham & John Martersteck
flew to Lhasa, Tibet and will meet us in Tingri in a couple of days.
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