Big Crazy Family Adventure Leg 4 Pictures

On Leg 4 of their journey, the Kirkby family travels around Tibet and visits Mount Everest. See their pictures from the road, including Bodi’s sketches!

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Tibetan Mastiffs

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

Bodi's Journal Entry

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

Bodi's Journal Entry

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

Tibetan Mountains

Yungla's home is surrounded by the Tibetan mountains.

Animal Farm

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

Bodi's Journal Entry

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

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. 

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.

Bodi's Journal Entry

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

We Made It!

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