Images of Tingri and Gyantse

by Doug Mendel, Mar 28, 2004 | Destinations: China / Tibet

From the barren desert landscapes to majestic views of the Himalayas, it is breath-taking to travel in Tibet. From the border of Nepal/ Tibet to Lhasa is about 820 km (492 miles). Elevations range from 3800 meters (12,467 feet) in Gyantse, 4300 meters (14,107 feet) in Tingri (New Dingri) to 3650 meters (11,975 feet) in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The highest point on the road from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa is at 5220 meters (17,125 feet) Gyatsola Pass.