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Day 14 Everest to Shigatse

The cycling portion of our tour has wound down and we are enroute back to Lhasa using the support vehicles.  Even by car it is two days drive back to Lhasa, so we will overnight in Shigatse, do a bit of exploring, then finish the drive.

Back to Pang La, where the crew stopped for prayer flags

Back to Pang La, where the crew stopped for prayer flags

Then added them to our bikes for safe traveling back to Lhasa

Then added them to our bikes for safe traveling back to Lhasa

Arriving early afternoon at Shigatse, we set out ot explore the Tashi Lunpo Monastery, the largest in Tibet (the Portola Palace is larger, but it is considered a palace not monastery).

Arriving early afternoon at Shigatse, we set out ot explore the Tashi Lunpo Monastery, the largest in Tibet (the Portola Palace is larger, but it is considered a palace not monastery).

Stuphas at Tashi Lunpo Monastery

Stuphas at Tashi Lunpo Monastery

Tashi Lunpo Monastery assorted images

Tashi Lunpo Monastery assorted images

More monastery imagery

More monastery imagery

Monks quarters with colorful window covers made from Yak wool

Monks quarters with colorful window covers made from Yak wool

The tree of life, four animals which represent all life in Tibetan Buddhism

The tree of life, four animals which represent all life in Tibetan Buddhism