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Thuchen to Dzamthang – Tibet

Another amazing journey – Thuchen to Dzamthang – as we headed approximately westerly, deeper in the TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region). The road was incredible.  Paved generally, but subjected to extremes of weather and broken up in sections. Vivid in my memory are the overhanging rock faces, towering across the road and sheer drops on other […]

Monastery by Thuchen

Wow! Wow! Wow! This monastery sat at the top of a huge mountain and was splendid!  Stunning views (all the way up!!), beautiful colours … speechless!! Sitting on the mountain top, 1800m above the town (already at 4,500m altitude).  Needless to say it was a spectacular drive up!! We zigzagged up through incredible hairpin turns, keeping […]

Thuchen, Tibet

Thuchen, Guanyin in Chinese, is spectacular!!!!!  We stayed in a lovely guest house; delicious spicy meals and great beds!!  There was only cold water in our ‘private’ bathroom, but it was only for one night (and was in fact luxury compared to what was ahead!) Some of us went an hour and a half by car and […]