Kham then and now. A photoblog showing how eastern Tibet looked in the 1920s and how the same places and people look now. Based on the explorations of botanist Joseph Rock.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Heading down to Buchu valley from Yulongxi Pass
Gongga Shan is hidden in all that cloud. This was the best view we got - and the weather was closing in very quickly. Within half an hour we'd descended into that white mist and didn't see the sky again for four days!
Dr Joseph Rock was an Austrian-born American botanist who explored the Tibetan borderlands of Sichuan and Yunnan ins the 1920s and 30s. This is a blog of my travels to revisit the amazing places he described in the National Geographic magazine.