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Page 1 from Nomad Area

This is page one of two ... from the western edge of Sichuan. The nomadic areas and Litang are included.

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Our morning ritual included burning juniper. It was a tradition that Sonam insisted on. It cleanses the bad spirits and its smoke protects.

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After a half a day of non stop grinding we make it up Tro La (Pass that makes one cry). A grey abode of howling winds....this is where I did my crab crawl up the shale rock.

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Loong Da (Wind Horse Flags) blow in a stunning sky.

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An old monastary/fort on the way to Kombo Gianda, on our final trek segment before Lhasa.

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The grand walls at the rear of the Potala. As much as I thought I was ready for the Potala, my first impression kept me totally silent. It is huge and calm and seems to utterly belong in the landscape.

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A door handle detail in the Potala Palace in Lhasa. I have a bit of an unhealthy fetish for this old details.

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The nomadic zone near 5000 metres. One road leads in to this rocky highland, and though improved, our feet and horses offered us more comfort than any four wheeled vehicle.