Overland Journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa

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Shigatse and the Tashilhunpo Monastery

Between Xegar Dzong and Shigatse was a sea of mud....

Truck convoy mired down in mud...

We managed to get stuck pretty good!

View from our hotel of the Tashilhunpo Monastery, home of the Panchen Lama

Decorative artwork on the entrance gate

A blurry shot inside the Maitreya Chapel. Inside is a fantastic Maitreya Buddha, an incredible 85 feet tall...

Debating monks...

The Gang Gyen carpet factory...

I caught this scene while wandering around the Tibetan Market...

 

 



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