Assault on Mt. Everest Base Camp
Trip Start Mar 01, 2011
86Trip End Aug 26, 2011
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When we got back to tent camp, I collapsed on my bed and fell asleep. When I awoke, the others in the group had finished their horrible lunch and were ready to flea Everest. I packed my stuff and jumped in the land cruiser with my horrible headache. What was worse was that the drive from Everest to Old Tingri was the world's most bumpy and windy off road track I have ever been on. The only thing that would nurse my hellish headache was to descend and this is exactly what our driver did. After descending on the world's most bumpy and windy road, my headache and illness was all cured, almost instantly. So, when we arrived Old Tingiri, where more than half of the population is made up of loud howling mongrels on heat, I was ready for a plate of braised yak and radish for dinner. Although the Old Tingri Town appears depressing at first sight, particularly our filthy accommodation, it has a certain feel to it. A feeling of being stranded, with nowhere else to go, except for the great Tibetan plateau.