Leg 4: Barley Beer, Everest and Expiring Visas

The fourth leg of the Kirkbys' 13,000-mile journey from British Columbia to India continues in China and includes a 27-hour train ride, Mount Everest and meditation. They must race to reach the Tibetan border before their visas expire.

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Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs

The dogs in Lhasa, Tibet — called Tibetan mastiffs — may be stray, but Christine and Taj found out how friendly they can be. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's drawing of the family's train ride to Lhasa in the Chinese region of Tibet. 960 1280

  

To the Heart of Tibet

To the Heart of Tibet

The Kirkbys’ train from Xining to Lhasa, China, passes majestic mountains as it travels toward the heart of Tibet. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's journal drawing shows his visit with Yungla’s parents. 960 1280

  

Tibetan Mountains

Tibetan Mountains

Yungla's home is surrounded by the Tibetan mountains. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Bodi feeds the sheep during their visit to Yungla’s family home near Shigatse, Tibet. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's drawing of the drive to Old Tingri in Tibet. 960 1280

  

Gyatso La Pass

Gyatso La Pass

Prayer flags adorn the top of the 17,257-foot-high Gyatso La Pass, the highest point of the Friendship Highway. The Kirkbys stopped here on their way to Old Tingri and the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet.  960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Time to Stretch

Time to Stretch

Christine Kirkby gets Bodi and Taj out for a break and a leg stretch during the 10-hour drive from Shigatse to Old Tingri, China, along the Friendship Highway. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

The Mount Everest base camp, as Bodi drew it in his journal. 960 1280

  

We Made It!

We Made It!

Bruce, Christine and Taj Kirkby celebrate their arrival at the Rongbuk Monastery on the north side of Mount Everest. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

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