And so we pedaled on... more passes, road sign entertainment and enchanting views.
Ubiquitous yaks hanging out in surreal landscapes.
Tip and topple, we saw this brand new digger being transported by truck the day before. As we climbed the 32 km up the Nakee-la pass we had literally and luckily missed the delivery!
False summit: Graham and his final metres of the Nakee-la pass (4950m) only to descend 200m and climb another 7km to top of the real pass Lachalung -la (5130m)
Always fabulous views
Richard and Carlos at 5160m (Lachalung-la)
Descending to Pang
More handsome fellows
Moray plains and Tsokar
Camping at TsoKar with the marmots, black necked cranes and a kaleidoscope of colours.
A stupa and prayer flags mark this auspicious and protected Ramsar wetland site.
TsoKar Abi-le shows us how to weave a yak wool carpet.
Highest Eco-schools flag in the world (at that time)on the Taglang-la pass (5300m).
Down to Rumtse village for our final night of camping before reaching Leh.
Carlos finds a rasta doggie in the 'campgrounds' with dreadlocks weighing a few kgs, Its decided that after our friend had devoured our leftovers from lunch that some 'trimming' was in order. See the mighty dreads on the right.
What a cute guy and he seemed to really appreciate his more tidy himalayan hound look! Wish I could have taken him with us. Luckily he didn't follow us as did Rumi-dog last year.
Just love these villages!
Goaties going out to graze at Gya village.
We've arrived 600km later in Leh: Raju, Richard, Colleen, Paul, Graham, Carlos, Bridget, Sandra and Cliff