Where to go? Night again, some red wine and a chat...ending up in weird brainstorming about possible places to travel to in 2011.
The Qingzang railway is a high-altitude railway that connects Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in People's Republic of China. The total length of Qingzang railway is 1956 km: 815 km section between Xining and Golmud and 1142 km section between Golmud and Lhasa.
- Lhasa / Tibet
Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China and the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining.
Mount Kailash (Elevation: 6,638 m (21,778 ft)) is a peak in the Gangdisê Mountains, which are part of the Himalayas in Tibet. It is considered off limits to climbers in deference to Buddhist and Hindu beliefs; Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long.
- Bhutan / Paro Airport:
Paro Airport (IATA: PBH, ICAO: VQPR) is the only international airport of Bhutan. The airport sits at an altitude of 7,300 feet (2,200 m) and is renowned as one of the world's most scary airport: "[...] only eight pilots in the world are qualified to fly into Paro [...]"