Khamba La and Kora La
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September 24th, 2005 – by: marg_eric
Our goal for today is Gyangtse. We drive atop the Khamba La, 4.794 m. (La meaning Pass) on the top you have a great view on Yamdrok Tsho (Tsho meaning Lake) it’s really crowded up here because everybody makes a stop and not only for the beautiful open air toilet. The lake looks wonderfully blue from up here. We continue our drive, fist down and after lunch in Nangartse up again towards Kora La (5.010 m.). Traveling through Tibet means that you are constantly aware of the altitude and here above 5 km you again notice that every little effort is leaving you breathless. A Japanese tourist bus we saw at a view stop even had oxygen cylinders on board! Somewhere today the asphalt roads changed into gravel.
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