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Khamba La and Kora La

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Early in the morning we get on a bus to the ferry. There we go on board together with a large Tibetan family. We show them some pictures on the camera and they make some of us … with our camera. One of the men is offering some money for the camera and then for Eric’s sunglasses.  We decide to keep all our stuff ourselves. Reunited with our driver we get treated on a Yak butter tea. Trust me: it’s disgusting: made with the milk of yaks and then -instead of sugar- they add salt.

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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On the ferry
On the ferry
he wants to buy Erics sunglases!
he wants to buy Erics sunglases!
Yamdrok Tsho
Yamdrok Tsho
the toilets!!
the toilets!!
to Kora La
to Kora La
Kora La
Kora La
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photo by: marg_eric
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