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... for a quick yak stir fried rice.
Then on to the next spectacular pass, the Karo La at 5,039 metres. The weather here certainly had not improved and it was still freezing and snowing, so it was a quick photo shoot before jumping back into our warm van. The final mountain pass on our route was a mere 4,280 metres and as the weather hadn't improved, in fact it had worsened, with snow covering the road ...
... and decoration, but each of them contains a room for the Dalai Lama to receive visitors, which is arranged with his throne in the center of the room. This has the effect of essentially "enshrining" him, in a position as much as 8 to 10 feet above the floor level, as he receives his visitors.
In the palace of the eighth Dalai Lama, built in the late 1700s, there is a collection of carriages and sedan chairs that were used throughout history to bring ...
The morning kicked off with the intention of participating in the local ritual of the bathing festival. Tony & I made our way down to river (Christian made it clear he did not want to celebrate the bathing ritual). We walk along the river & realised there were no locals bathing in the river, had our guide Tatassi played a horrible joke on us. Determined, we strategised & planned to enter up stream from our clothes, let the current take us down & ...
... monks to learn Buddhist Scripture. The debate is generally held in the afternoon. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. Lamas usually have debates in the special debating field from 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Now, please follow us to know more about the sutra debate at Sera Monastery.
The debating field is a large courtyard of the Sera Monastery. There are many trees in the courtyard that ...
... were spared from buying bulky items we would only need for a few days.
In reality, our permits were checked three times even before getting to Tibet. The first check was when we purchased our tickets from a travel agent at Sim’s Cozy Guesthouse in Chengdu. We preferred to pay a modest commission instead of handling lineups and charades at the central train station. She looked at our permits. When entering the waiting area at the station our permits ...
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