Enroute they halted at a the border town of Nepal called Kodari where they had their lunch, little rest and converted U.S $ to yuan. This day they travelled about 125 Km in Nepal by bus and 25 Km in Tibet by Land Cruiser.
A beautiful view of Kodari town.
This is the view of the friendship bridge. No vehicle is allowed to pass over the bridge so the yatris cross the bridge by foot. After reaching Tibet they are taken in the land cruiser in which they will be travelling for the whole yatra. Four yatris one sherpa and driver constitute the team for a land cruiser. heavy luggages are and cooking utensils and food items are transported in trucks. The sherpa looks after most of the needs of the yatris including transporting their luggage.
Ravi at Kodari on the Nepal side
After crossing the bridge the yatris proceeded to Naylamu where they were given oneday rest for acclamaitasion. There they also practiced some trekking in the form of mountain climbing.
Shri Ravi suggested that it will be better to convert U.S $ to yuan on the Tibet side instead of Nepal side as you get more yuan. Or don't convert the full amount you can do 50%- 50%so that it will be benificial to you.