Blog archive for March 2012

Rules, fees, permits

10 March 2012
Trekking fees in Gangotri National Park

In the 90's you could trek in the Garhwal with a minimum of formality, provided you stayed away from the Inner Line. For me, that was one of the main reasons for choosing the Garhwal rather than, say, Nepal. But that was then and this is now.

Lhasa 1959

16 March 2012
Potala Palace, Lhasa

The month of March is a time when Tibetans reflect on their history. They do so because March was the month of the 1959 Lhasa Uprising against Chinese rule.

Self-Immolations in Tibet

17 March 2012
Rongpo

Tibetan exile Jamyang Norbu wrote in March 2009 that "the one prediction we can make with any confidence about the future of Tibet is that there will be more uprisings."