NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 52 September 1998

Cross Friendship Bridge into Tibet - Nyalam (3750m)

Standing in the back of the truck en route to Zangmu is similar to skiing moguls for an hour. The border formalities are reasonably painless and our first meal in Tibet is excellent. Transfer to 4x4's for the steep drive to Nyalam. Massive drops on roadside are not visible due to the cloud base - thankfully. Terrain changes from lush greenery to something resembling the Cairngorm plateau. The local karaoke bar in Nyalam is… interesting(?)