I’m in the middle of the A-Z challenge, listing bucket lists of places that I’ve not been, but would I’d like to visit in my life.
Lima, La Paz, Lanzhou, there are many places I’ve yet to be that begins with an “L”, but after visiting Katmandu, the place I’d want to head to next is Lhasa, Tibet. Although the earthquake in Nepal last year shut down the 945 km overland road that runs from Katmandu to Lhasa, it supposedly will open this year. Lhasa is one of the highest cities on earth and it would take a few days just to get used to the altitude. While there, I would want to experience the wonders of Tibetan Buddhism as well as spending days enjoying the scenery of the mountains and how they change with different lighting situations. If I had been to Katmandu first, then traveled to Lhasa, I’d leave the city on the Qinghai-Tibet railroad, the highest in the world. The train consist of cars with enriched oxygen to help the passengers avoid altitude sickness as the trains run along the mountains. I’d want to stop at Golmud at the edge of the Tibet plateau before traveling on to my letter X entry (Can you guess where?)