© 2009 Pedalers Pub & Grille Unusual rock formation across Yamdrok Lake

Day 8 – Quxul to Nangartse

The day starts mellow, following the Lhasa River a bit further, then turns south up and over our first pass, Kamba La at 4750 m.  The view from the top of turquoise Yamdrok Lake is spectacular and balance of the day was cycling along this sacred lake.

Greenhouses growing fruits & vegies

Greenhouses growing fruits & vegies

Many highways are nicely lined by trees, providing both wind blocks and shade.

Many highways are nicely lined by trees, providing both wind blocks and shade.

Popular stop for travelers

Popular stop for travelers

Terraced farms along the climb

Terraced farms along the climb

Barley fields being cut to use as hay during the coming winter

Barley fields being cut to use as hay during the coming winter

After 1100 meters of climbing ... the top !!

After 1100 meters of climbing ... the top !!

Yamdrok Lake from the pass (yes that is snow falling in the background)

Yamdrok Lake from the pass (yes that is snow falling in the background)

Yamdok Lake, from the lakeshore road

Yamdok Lake, from the lakeshore road

Unusual rock formation across Yamdrok Lake

Unusual rock formation across Yamdrok Lake