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Tibet Temple19 viewsI say farewell to Yubeng and Tibet after lunch as I begin my journey back over the mountain pass to Reringkha and Tashi's.
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Upper Yubeng25 viewsNow you can see the surrounding hills and mountains.
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Where I Was This Morning16 viewsZoom in and you can see just how small those 'big' waterfalls were relative to the surrounding mountains. Especially Mian Ci Mu, on the left.
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Himalayan Spread16 viewsJust to the right is one of the taller mountains in the range, Kawa Karpo, at 6740m.
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Kawa Karpo17 viewsI think... this mountain rises to almost 7km above sea level (6740 m)
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Xidang Again24 viewsBack on the other side of the mountains is the village we first hiked to. You can see the wooden suspension bridge crossing the Mekong.
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Miancimu Later20 viewsA secondlast look at this great peak.
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Dean and the Himalayas25 viewsTogether at last, as seen from Fei Lei Si. Unfortunately, Kawa Karpo is just out of frame to the right, under the sun.
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Close and Far Peaks20 viewsA last photo of Fei Lei Si before I return to China proper the next morning.
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Cargo Train17 viewsSeveral donkeys carry supplies to the small Tibetan village of Yubeng. I wasn't among them.
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Fix Their Wagon21 viewsAn unpleasant looking breakdown or perhaps explanation of the mules on the trail.
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Coming Into Yubeng24 viewsThe donkeys finally arrive with goodies for Yubeng.
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Upper Yubeng21 viewsThe day I arrived was shrouded in mist and rain.
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Living Room22 viewsIt may look like a museum set, but we sat here and had tea with an old Tibetan woman who taught us to count to ten.
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Our Host24 viewsIt may not have been a great dinner, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
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Himalayan Sunrise20 viewsI woke up excitedly when I realized I could see the mountains towering over the village. Somewhat.
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Milking It19 views
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Yubeng at Sunrise21 viewsThe sun hitting the Himalayas has yet to reach the valley.
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Pray for Lower Yubeng19 viewsHalf the village is down the mountain. My journey for the day was to follow this valley to its end.
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