Our train departed in the late evening from Beijing. The train would take two days to cross China and land us in Lhasa.
The most populous and largest city in Tibet is Lhasa. During our visit in January locals flocked to the city to stock up on goods and complete pilgrimages.
The farthest and most remote destination on the trip was the Everest basecamp. It took a lot of days and military checkpoints to get there and along the way we discovered a lot of amazing hospitality. We stopped at a few monastaries as we gained altitude on the way to Everest. It turned out, as usual, that the destination proved to be just a fragment of the adventure.