04.10.2009 - 04.10.2009 3 °C
After 16 hours on a bus from Lhasa to Rongbuk Monastery we finally arrived at the foot of Mt. Everest, Qomolangma in Tibetan.
I was glad I had brought my tripod and that the moon was so bright that night. The previous day was the Chinese Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Day Festival, so the moon had only been waning for one day.
Our day time views of Everest were nearly completely obscure by clouds, but the night views by moonlight were very clear and nearly cloudless.
It is impossible to describe the majesty of the mountains in Tibet and the feeling of standing before this formidable mountain, the tallest place on the entire Earth. I think it is the most remote place I have ever been. Tibet stirs the soul, whether by sun or moonlight.