Trek to: Hilsa & cross the Nepalese border into Tibet
Internal Transfer: Landcruiser to Purang (aka Taklakot)
Visa required: Yes if British plus an Aliens' Travel Permit
Currency:Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
Time Zone:+8hrs GMT
Day 3, 23/06/10 - Mt Kailash, Tibet
Hmm I'd like to revise some of the words used in my last entry. The shore of Manasarovar is the most peaceful place I've encountered... that is until night falls! After dark this place belongs to the roaming wild dogs, their incessant barking & growling was like a form of psychological torture. At one point one of the dogs began scratching and digging at the side of my tent. I froze, too scared to put on my headtorch, too scared to move and pretty much too scared to breathe in case any of the afor mentioned made it more determined to break in and eat me!
Awoke this morning to the sound of rainfall, a complete contrast to yesterday - visibility across the lake was poor and if I didn't know I wouldn't have even thought a mountain range could exist on the other side.
A group of Indian pilgrims passed by my tent and said, "are you Emma...the writer?" A huge smile broke out across my face, "well yes, my name is Emma and I do write a journal?"
The guy laughed and said "Oh you may not realise but you're famous, everyone here is talking about the 'lady from England who travels alone in Tibet writing'. Ha how very bizarre, a moment of mini stardom upon the Tibetan plateau - go figure!?