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The Oriental Caravan's 

Postcard from Tibet...

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Autumn 2002

Dear All,

The Oriental Caravan was back in Tibet this September visiting Lhasa before making its way back through the Himalayas to Kathmandu.  

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Yumbhu Lhakang

Tingri Boy

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Ferry across the Yarlung Tsangpo

Barley Flour Mill

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Models of  'feudal lords' near Gyangtse

Group at Pang La en route to Everest

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Tingri Girls

Goat God

Great Autumn weather accompanied us on our drive south and provided ideal conditions for the trip up to Everest Base Camp.
A 'caravan' of Landcruisers made the journey a comfortable one throughout - despite occasionally getting bogged down!

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Barley Miller

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Wool Combing

Telling Beads

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Old fire station, near Durbar Margh, Kathmandu

Tourist Rest Spot

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Milk churns, Shigatse

Top of Kumbum Stupa, Gyangtse

A fantastic mountain flight across the Himalayan massif gave a great taster of the scenic wonders ahead,
Next stop for The Oriental Caravan is the enigmatic Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan where we will trek deep into the country's cultural heartland of Bumthang. Reports will follow...

Happy travels!

From Phil 

and all aboard The Oriental Caravan 




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Inside of an old Tibetan house

Snow Fun, Kathmandu

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Red maple leaves Statue at Swayumbinath, Khatmandu
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The Oriental Caravan's Chief Caravaneer still tantalizingly close to the summit of an Everest in cloud Boy with green bottle

Himalayan Caravan itinerary

Next departure to Tibet: 6th September 2003


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