Chapter 413: Travel (Part Two) in Tibet
What really attracted Wei Shuyi’s attention in Lhasa City was the row of transistors on Eight Corridor Street.
Wei Shuyi had heard before that the prayer wheel represented reincarnation. He didn’t believe in religion, but when he passed by the prayer wheel, he still turned it with a pious heart. This was a matter of religion. Even if Beauty Wu didn’t believe it, she still respected those who did.
She looked at Wei Shuyi’s pious expression and asked him softly, “Why are you so serious?”
He said, “I’m praying for my next life.”
He hoped that he would reincarnate a little later in his life and that the age difference between him and Beauty Wu in his next life wouldn’t be too big. He hoped that the relationship that he didn’t have time to cultivate in this life would be continued in the next. With such extravagant thoughts, Wei Shuyi could be said to be the most pious of everyone there.
That afternoon, they went to Jokhang Temple.
In the following days, Wei Shuyi brought Beauty Wu to many places. They went to Yamzho Yumcoo and admired the different beautiful and dreamlike colors of the lake at different times. They went to the famous Nile River and saw the winding river shining brightly under the sunlight.
Due to the time, the two of them did not go to Linzhi. They set their last stop at Namucuo.
They rested for a night in Damxung County. The next morning, they set off in a rented off-road car and drove towards Nagenla Mountain Pass.
They arrived at Namco National Park early.
The temperature difference in Namucuo was very big. On this morning in September, the temperature was only two to three degrees Celsius but it became warmer as time went by. The two of them were wearing down jackets. Wei Shuyi got out of the car and bought a ticket. When he returned to the car, he told Beauty Wu, “It’ll take a while. It’s snowing on the mountain. Wait for the notice.”
Beauty Wu took out some Tsamba with milk and ate it.
Wei Shuyi couldn’t handle these things recently. He brought a thermos flask with warm milk inside.
After waiting for more than an hour, they were informed that they could enter the mountain.
There was already snow on the mountain. Beauty Wu took a few photos with the camera.
When they arrived at Namucuo, they realized that someone had arrived earlier than them.
There were already many people by the lake, as well as a few short and fat yaks. Beauty Wu took a photo with the yaks, then took a few photos of the young Tanggula mountains in the distance with the rice. After she took the photos, she saw Wei Shuyi squatting at the side and watching the clear lake.
She jogged over and bent down to hug Wei Shuyi’s shoulder. She smiled and said to him, “Brother Wei, let’s take a photo together. It’s been so many days, but we haven’t taken a proper photo together.” They didn’t have the habit of taking pictures at every place. Therefore, after so many days, there were many beautiful photos of the scenery in the DSLR. Beauty Wu had taken a photo of Wei Shuyi alone, but they didn’t have a photo together.
Wei Shuyi didn’t like taking photos.
However, he nodded in agreement. “Okay.”
Beauty Wu found a middle-aged uncle and asked him to take a photo.
Wei Shuyi bent down and motioned for Beauty Wu to sit on his shoulder to take a photo.
Beauty Wu did not stand on ceremony with him and sat down.
“Are you ready?”
The big brother took five to six photos for them in one go. When he returned the DSLR to Beauty Wu, the big brother sighed. “You guys are good-looking, and you look good no matter how you take photos unlike us who have to comb our hair and adjust our clothes before taking the photos. No matter what, we’re still ugly in the photos.”
Beauty Wu sighed. Big Brother, you really know your place.
Wei Shuyi opened the photo and looked at it.
In the photo, Beauty Wu smiled brightly.
“It’s really nice.”
Beauty Wu could not help but be infatuated with the two people in the camera.
Wei Shuyi smiled and knocked her head.
“Are we going back tomorrow?” Beauty Wu asked Wei Shuyi.
Wei Shuyi thought for a while before saying, “No, we’re going to Nepal.”
“Huh?” Beauty Wu sounded surprised. She said, “I didn’t bring my passport.”
“I brought it for you.”
In Lhasa City, they could apply for a visa to Nepal and visit Nepal the next day. After buying a tent and outdoor necessities, the two of them took a plane straight to the Kathmandu airport. Then, they took a two-hour bus and arrived at Nagarkot.
Beauty Wu had never heard of this place.
This was originally a village, but over the years, it had gradually turned into a resort. Along the way, Wei Shuyi explained Nagarkot to Beauty Wu.
Hence, she found out that this place was reputed as the “Himalayan observation platform” that allowed one to view the Himalayas.
“If the weather is good, we can even see Mount Everest.”
It was almost dark when they arrived at Nagarkot. They stayed at a hotel. The next morning, the hotel waiter told them that the weather was good today and that they were lucky. They should be able to see Mount Everest. Beauty Wu whispered to Wei Shuyi, “I’ve seen it many times in textbooks and on television.”
Even so, Beauty Wu still moved a stool to sit at the door early in the morning and looked at the snow mountains in the distance.
She sat at the entrance of the hotel corridor and glanced to the left. She saw the villagers farming on the farmland. To these villagers, the distant snow mountains were probably not as important as the barren land under their feet.
At ten o’clock, the visibility was high. She finally saw the most majestic snow mountain—Mount Everest.
As the clouds drifted, the mountain gradually revealed its true appearance.
The sun seemed to be within her reach. The mountain existed produly in this world and attracted adventurers from all over the world to explore them. It was pure white and spotless, shining brightly under the sunlight. Beauty Wu was extremely shocked when she thought about how many people had risked their lives to see the true appearance of the mountain.
“I more or less understand the thoughts of those who disregard life and death and want to climb up the mountain peak.”
Wei Shuyi didn’t say anything. He was clearly shocked by this magnificent scene.
Explorers and tourists from all over the world were gathered in this village. In the afternoon, they sat together and chatted in English. Occasionally, they would hear unpleasant words, but they would see smiles and hear curses in their hometown languages. Wei Shuyi sat beside Beauty Wu. When he heard her teasing those with different skin colors, he couldn’t help but smile.
These days have been really good.
When the sun was about to set, everyone dispersed. They picked up their cameras and found the best spot to admire the sunset while taking pictures.
Sunsets were everywhere, but Beauty Wu and Wei Shuyi were still in awe.
When the orange-red sunset shone on the snow mountains, the white continuous snow mountains became a gorgeous orange-gold. It was so beautiful that it shocked people.