This week’s episode of The Rest of Everest is a return to the normal format following last week’s special episode that announced the Everest 2009 Base Camp Trek. In Episode 81: Shegar (New Tingri) we rejoin Jon and Scott as they continue the Tibetan leg of their Himalayan journey.
This week the guys get more off the beaten path as they travel to the small town of Tingri. A quick shot of Jon’s altimeter watch shows us that we’re now close to 17,000 feet and continuing upward. The scenes along the road are of wide open spaces along the Tibetan Plateau, with stunning mountains off in the distance.
Upon reaching Shegar, we once again get an interesting glimpse into the daily lives of Tibetans, and what it’s like to live in one of these small villages. Jon takes us inside his hotel room, which is a typical teahouse room, small, and quaint. The scenes on the street continue to intrigue me, as one of the things I love about travel is seeing what life is like away from the typical tourist centers where you can truly experience a new culture.
Each episode is bringing us closer to Everest Base Camp, and in a few weeks time, we’ll get to experience that along with Jon and Scott. Of course, this is a journey that you should follow from the beginning, so if you’re new to The Rest of Everest, go ahead and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You’ll be happy you did, and you’ll appreciate these later episodes that much more.
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