*** I have uploaded our Tibet travel itinerary to 'Travel Journals' on 'Beyond the Sacred Mountains'. This will give you a detailed account of what we will be doing each day while travelling through Tibet. I have put the photo of the North Face of Everest above because it will be one of the highlights of our time in Tibet. We will be staying two nights at the Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse. At 5100 metres it is extremely high and well below freezing overnight but the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the 1920's British Everest Expeditions will be awesome!
Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of the Harper-Crewe's grand country estate. The house and stables have been preserved as the National Trust found them. Everything had remained untouched since the 1880's! Grand rooms are crammed full of collections, from art to natural history, which contrast with abandoned rooms and objects no longer used. The walled garden, extensive grounds and discovery trails are great to explore.
** I have uploaded our Tibet itinerary in 'Travel Journals'.