Asia 2018: Day 9 Lhasa to Gyantse, Tibet

Saturday 20 October 2018. Tibet Photos
Highlights: Yamdrok Tso Lake, Tibetan Mountains

Today was a nine hour private bus ride between Lhasa to Gyantse, a small part of my thought this was just a positioning day but boy was I wrong! I got to experience some of the greatest sights that nature has too offer.

During this bus ‘trek’ we stopped at least nine times and could have made even more stops as there was just so much to see and experience.

During this drive we reached heights just over 5,000 metres above sea level. It was cold and windy even with the sun shining but the sights were so worth it.

Probably the best stop of the day was to see Yamdrok Tso Lake from multiple positions, one above and one at the water level. I even saw a paraglider over the lake I have no idea how they got there. The water look magnificent.

At the lake water level stop we got to see Yak’s for tourists to sit on.

At an earlier stop I got to meet a huge local furry dog, he was great.

After arriving at Gyantse and visiting a local restaurant we walked out to see the Gyantse Dzong (or fort) lite up, another spectacular sight for the day.

During the drive we had multiple check points to ensure we were the people listed on the bus manifest, while we didn’t have to hand over our passports there were some heads counts. The bus we are in even has an on board camera recording the driver and passengers. A very different world from freedoms in most countries.

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