© 2009 Pedalers Pub & Grille Ruins of an old watchtower still standing guard over the village monastery.

Day 10 – Gyantse to Shigatse

A reward for two days of climbing,  a flat leisurely spin through rural valleys to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.  Shigatse is our only upload point outside of Lhasa, so the last post for a while.

Popular transport for the farmers

Popular transport for the farmers

Old fortress ruins above a newer village

Old fortress ruins above a newer village

Community prayer flags, replaced every new year

Community prayer flags, replaced every new year

Barley hay being prepared for winter feeding of Yak and sheep.

Barley hay being prepared for winter feeding of Yak and sheep.

Rural house

Rural house

Yak dung and straw mixture drying on walls.  Will be used for cooking and heat during the winter.

Yak dung and straw mixture drying on walls. Will be used for cooking and heat during the winter.

Ruins of an old watchtower still standing guard over the village monastery.

Ruins of an old watchtower still standing guard over the village monastery.