We only spent 6 days in Tibet. We had to join a tour to go there and the guide was the worst ever. We couldn't visit some of the most important sights due to a heavy snowfall. We suffered some headache because of the altitude. And the whole trip was really expensive. However, and despite all these, Tibet is one of the best places I have ever been and, by far, the best place visited during the whole trip so far. So, imagine how beautiful, authentic, untouched and out of this world is the highest country of the world.
After spending two days in Chengdu we were finally ready to board the highest train of the world and go to Lhasa, in Tibet. We went to buy some food and in the evening to the train station. In there, after waiting a bit we jumped in the train. We were expecting a quite special train but actually the train looked exactly the same as all the other ones we had taken in China. The only difference were the oxygen outlets you found next to every seat or bed. They are like a small box you can open and there's a valve inside from where to attach a plastic tube and breath some oxygen in case you need it.
2 days spent doing the most famous trekking in China. They say it is one of the best trekkings in the country and it really is. Walking all the time with a jawdropping view of a deep gorge next to you made the trekking one of the best experiences of the trip so far.
The bus from Lijiang unexpectedly took us less than 2 hours to reach Qiaotou including a small break for lunch some 20 minutes before getting there. There were plenty of Tibetan people in it going to Shangri-La, so we could feel a bit of Tibet before going to the real thing.
Born in Barcelona and raised in Olot, I've been interested in travelling since I was a child, when every Summer I crossed Spain from coast to coast with my parents. Listening to my siblings' stories about their trips all over the world also helped, as well as watching Around the World with Willy Fog on TV :)
As I grew up, and while I was still studying... read more