From Summit Climb Outfitters
After clearing Tibetan customs and immigration yesterday, a
Chinese bus took us up the windy road through the rolling hills to our
comfortable hotel in Nyalam town at 3,750 metres/12,300 feet. The smaller
towns in Tibet are generally simple and rustic places, and this one is no
exception. The topography here is quite interesting in that we are perched
in the transitional zone where the Tibetan plateau rams into the Himalaya,
then drops into the forested valleys and jungles of Nepal, and finally out
into the Gangetic plain of the Terai and India. We will stay over one
extra night in Nyalam, to help adjust to the altitude, and during our
"rest-day" take advantage of the interesting surroundings to walk to the
top of local hills and savour the first glimpses of the Himalayan Giants.
All members are doing well, acclimatizing, resting, and getting excited
for our main objective of Everest. Thanks for following EverestNews.com
and stay tuned for more news.