Taking the high road to adventure

Updated: Nov. 15, 2021

Sleeping in a tent, cooking for himself, wearing a prosthetic leg and pushing an 80-kilogram two-wheeler, 21-year-old Zhang Qinghong, from Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in the southwestern province of Yunnan, is walking 20 kilometers a day to reach Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region. He sees the trek as a personal challenge.

Fu Zihao, 32, has walked to Tibet on round trips five times. He plans to make the journey via 13 different routes before he reaches the age of 40. So far, he has completed eight. Fu made his first hike to Tibet in 2017. His last trek started in September last year and finished earlier this month.