We ascend into a snow covered final pass. There's a huge collection of prayer flags and kathas and an awesome sense of being in Tibet. A sign tells us we're in the Qomolangma (Everest) national park - “Don't drive off the road and disturb the environment upon which animals and nomads depend”. Four wheel drive tire tracks head off in all directions. I tie my last katha to the thousands of others.

 

Tibet and Nepal - Photos: Friendship Highway, Tingre to Kathmandu