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Day 11 Shigatse to Lhatse

Today’s ride takes us through an area reminiscent of southern Utah’s high desert.  Colorful hillsides and rugged rockscapes, punctuated by small villages and monasteries.  The day’s first climb was a short one, but the ride finished with a fair sized alpine ascent.

dry countryside

dry countryside

Rural countryside

Rural countryside

Rape Oil seeds (for those politically correct folks in Canada & the USA, Canola Oil).  Used solely by the villagers, not old in markets.

Rape Oil seeds (for those politically correct folks in Canada & the USA, Canola Oil). Used solely by the villagers, not sold in markets.

Village shepherd

Village shepherd

Yaks

Yaks

The village's greenhouse for growing vegies and vine fruits such as watermelon

The village's greenhouse for growing vegies and vine fruits such as watermelon

Yulong Pass

Yulong Pass