Wild Frontiers’ Himalayan Journey from Lhasa to Kashgar: Chinese visa application and kit updates

A slight delay in posting my forms off to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, after Wild Frontiers advised changes to how to complete the application form. But by 9.30am my application was heading off towards Holborn via Special Delivery. Hopefully I’ll have something back towards the end of next week.

Sara at WF had also heard from their local agent confirming the equipment being supplied during camping etc, and 4-season sleeping bags will be provided…. but there are no guarantees as to condition or quality. Sara was able to tell me that we’ll have porters/yaks to carry our three days’ kit during the Mt Kailash kora, which helps on the ‘which rucksack(s) to take’ front, so tomorrow’s kit shopping will focus on a head torch, trekking poles and a fleece liner…. I’m hoping Phil’s Sugru will arrive in time to mend the split betwixt sole and upper on my left foot walking boot……