A three day horse trek at 4000m high.
Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
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This was a 3 day trek to the so called Ice Mountain so we had to be escorted by guides. It would have been unthinkable to do that on our own. Those guys were some characters. They were talking, singing and screaming on top of their lungs and on top of their MP3 player all the time. They drove me nuts. When one of them turned a radio on as we riding in a valley, I lost it. I had to get them to stop right away. I didn't speak their local dialect but they understood quite well what I was talking about, my body language must have helped. Hahaha. And we had our first relatively quiet day in the mountain.
But when we got back to base camp that night, I soon found out that all the guides were very offended
It's funny the problems cultural differences can cause you sometimes. To stay out of trouble, as a general rule, never get mad at anyone in China. What ever you do, don't make anyone loose face. It's much easier that way.
It still was a wonderful experience. Cold as hell but so beautiful.