2 July–6 August, 2016
This was truly the trip of a life – time. Indeed it was quite a trip as the following accounts surely indicate. I am enormously indebted to Judith and Alan for the opportunity to design and lead such a very special expedition. It was undoubtedly challenging and, at times tiring. However we got to see a part of the world very rarely viewed by outsiders and some incredible wildlife. The grandeur of the landscapes was enough to provide enough memories forever. We encountered some fabulous birds, some incredible mammals –think huge male Wild Yak and fields of a myriad flowers at every turn. Culturally it was fascinating; clearly our visit coincided with a time of transition. Some of the temples we explored plus the majesty of the Potala Palace were every thing we could have
hoped for. I should like to extend my deepest thanks to Philip, Mr Lee and Driver Xiao for helping make this journey so remarkable.