The Brahmaputra Grand Canyon

From Brahmaputra To Medog–A 40-Day Struggle Between Life And Death

The Brahmaputra Grand Canyon (Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) is one with the highest altitude in the world. Its depth and length also rank No.1 in the world and is said to be “the last unexplored region of the human world”. Self sponsored, 8 people have successfully crossed the canyon all by themselves– the 1st time…

October 2, 2013 BY Kunga

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Post Office at Everest Base Camp

the world highest post office

The Office of China Post at Everest Base Camp set up in 2008 is the highest post office in the world, with an elevation of 5,300 meters above sea level. Though it is very simple, it has helped many visitors share their happiness at the top of the world with their family members and friends…

October 1, 2013 BY Kunga

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Mount Qizi

Amateur mountaineering in Tibet

Amateur mountaineers who went to Lhasa to attend the 11th Tibet Mountaineering Assembly were trekking in mountainous area of Tibet to adapt to the environment. The Tibetan Mountaineering Assembly, started in the year 2001, is now popular in amateurs and has greatly promoted the sport. This year’s Mountaineering Assembly is also a commemoration of the…

October 1, 2013 BY Kunga

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Crow Spring

Follow The Crows To Sewu

Along the way from the Mt. Budangla, alpine grasslands and highland gorges appeared one after another. The deep ravines, snowy mountains and grasslands were decorated by brown plains, flocks of cattle and stand-alone Tibetan yards–everything seemed to be antediluvian. Sewu is the word for crow in Tibetan language. The Sewu Hot Spring, also called Crow…

September 30, 2013 BY Kunga

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Lhamoi Latso

To Converse With The Holy Lake–Lhamoi Latso

The closer we got to Lhamo Latso Lake, the more solemn we became. In Tibetan Buddhism, Lhamoi Latso is the requiem lake of the Guardian Deity–or Palden Lhamo, the protectress of Dalai Lama. Historically, on April 15th of the Tibetan Calendar, every Dalai Lama would lodge in the Chokorgye Monastery and meet with Palden Lhamo.…

September 30, 2013 BY Kunga

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Barrqude Temple

The Temple Built On The Elephant Trunks

The car, after leaving Lang County, crossed the bridge on the Ya River and started to pass through the canyon. I saw bull boat for the 1st time not far away from the county. The boatman sat inside and rowed the boat briskly with 2 oars. We were reaching Lang County when Suolang, who was…

September 29, 2013 BY Kunga

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Draksum-tso

Draksum-tso–Green Water And Isle

Having driven for 40 kilometers on 318 national highway, we came to Draksum-tso, meaning Conggo Lake, is one of the largest freshwater barrier lakes at an altitude of 3460 meters in the Tibetan east. It is also a famous holy lake of the Red Hat Buddhism. In the middle of the lake, 100 meters from…

September 29, 2013 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Cordyceps

Passing The Hometown Of Cordyceps

Cordycep is an amazing creature, which is a worm during winter and grass when in summer. Having driven a few miles from Maizhokunggar which is 70km east of Lhasa, we made a left turn on the road, expecting 60 kilometers ahead to Drigung Til Monastery. Our vehicle was running always in valleys with towering mountains on…

September 28, 2013 BY Kunga

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Trekking Trip to Mt. Minya Konka(14)

Konka Township A Tibetan girl With her grandma From this pass you may also see the peak of Minya Konka if it is sunny without cloud. The snow slide we saw yesterday calcifying At Xinduqiao, many young couple take marriage photos here. Bike rider to Lhasa Radix gentianae Beautiful flower. Gentianae Guideboard On the way…

September 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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Trekking Trip to Mt. Minya Konka(13)

A Tibetan family was visiting the monastery. A pony. Primula We went through the forest and arrived at this village and from there we took car back the village we stayed overnight Wild rose and it is so beautiful and it is purely scarlet red. In recent years more new houses are built up in…

September 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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