Dispatch Three: 4/6/2003,
Vladimir Belous: Hi everybody! All is OK. Today, on April 6 we have started
from Nyalam and have arrived at Tingri by jeeps, here is real Tibet, because
we have crossed a pass about 5100 m. Tingri is much more better than Nyalam,
it is a clean enough village, asphalted road, fantastic views of Mt. Everest,
Cho-Oyu and Makalu.
The weather is very good. In
spite of the altitude (4300 m), it is very warm and we tan here. Parallel with
us many expeditions go to Mt. Everest - British, Indian, Basque, American,
Romanian and other expeditions.
Right now we
feel well, but it is too early to speak about that - will see after our first
walks on the mountain. People speak that it is a lot of snow this year.
Tomorrow we will have a rest and acclimatization here. There are hot springs
not far from here and we are going to visit them.