Ray showing off his new Tibetan
nomad sheep skin jacket. Tingre, Tibet.
John and Ray looking cold at sunset. The machinery in the background
is the local road construction outfit. Tingre, Tibet.
Nomads from Western Tibet come to the small town of Tingre with
their herds of sheep for trading. Tingre, Tibet.
The nomads just set up camp behind the hotel, it is cheaper that
getting a room. Tingre, Tibet.
John, Ray and Marcel at the top of the last pass before
Nepal. La Lung La, Tibet.
Small stone markers are left as offerings at the tops of passes
all over the Himalayan region. La Lung La, Tibet.
This is a large incense burner. Large piles of sage, and other
dried plants are burned inside as offerings at the top of the
pass. La Lung La, Tibet.
John and Ray with big smiles in anticipation of the coming 15,000
ft vertical feet (4570 vertical meters) of downhill that they
are about to embark on. La Lung La, Tibet.
John with his trusty Bontrager mountain bike. La Lung La, Tibet.
Ray checking out the coming switch backs that lead to the Nepal
border. Nyalam, Tibet.
As we descend lower the hillsides are covered in dense
forest. Nyalam, Tibet.
John enjoying the comforts of easy living in Kathmandu,
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