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Lhasa (3660m) to Gyantse (3990m) by jeep
Today a fourth jeep joined us which meant a change of driver and change of travelling companions for us all, but as everyone on the tour is so nice it doesn't matter who we travel with.
Firstly, I think it is time to introduce our drivers. They may be familiar to you because yes, we have …
... also the main river that's runs through Tibetan. We also climbed in elevation and took a very curvy road up a mountain to Kamba La pass (5010 metres) where we were treated to a terrific view of Yamadroke Lake from the top. The wind had definitely increased by this time so it was pretty windy up there. We then descended down the other side of the mountain and drove around the lake to a small town where we stopped for lunch. After lunch we stopped ...
... We strapped the gopro to the front of the car for footage of the mountains & drive. At one point, we stopped receiving wireless signals for it and realized it had fallen off. We spent half an hour backtracking and found it on the side of the road but still in one piece.
We toured the Gyantse Kumbum, a snail-shaped building with dozens of small alcoves with Buddhist sculptures & ...
... at Lhasa restaurant which was the first bad meal experience. We came before a group and they were served first, we didn't even get our tea! My order didn't come and we cancelled it as it already took so long! We just crossed the Karola pass at 5,020 metres high, with at the top the Karola glacier at 7,000 metres- what an awesome sight! In order to make a Chinese film here, they used explosives to get rid of part of the ...