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Apr 18, 2014 - 17th and 18th April

Thursday 17th April Gyantse to Shigatse Another very cold start to the day, -2 degrees. Our first stop was the visit to the Perkor Chode Monastery. The morning light reflected beautifully off the buildings and the the place was full of pilgrims due to the full moon. While this monastery had previously been of significance this is less the case now. Areas within the monastery are used for storage of barley and wheat. From the monastery there also was a great view of the castle which was once used for military purposes. The drive to Shigatse...

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Apr 16, 2014 - Tsedang to Gytanse

Wednesday 16th April An 8:00am start for the drive to Gyantse took us along the route back towards Lhasa airport. Prior to the building of a new freeway and bridge one would have followed this road making the trip into Lhasa an extra 120 km. we diverged from this road and started climbing. There were barren mountains with virtually no vegetation, some still with snow along some valleys. We headed towards Kambala pass which has an altitude of 4,700 metres. We could begin to see the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. The day was clear and...

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Apr 15, 2014 - Lhasa to Tsedang

Tuesday 15th April Today we left Lhasa at 8:00am and began the drive along the Tibetan Valley towards Tsedang. We followed the path of the Yarlung Zanbo river for about 230 kilometres. This River is responsible for the formation of this 1200 kilometre section of the 300 metre wide valley. Along the way the sand dunes formed by the erosion of the Rocky Mountains were impressive. In some places these dunes flowed done to the river. Tsedang is about 260 km from the Indian border and there a huge number of military vehicles travelling back...

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