Nyalam Tong La, Tsang, Tibet

Posted by Nik (Bude, United Kingdom) on 14 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Prayer flags at the summit of the 5200m Nyalam Tong La on the Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu. Approaching the Himalaya the road starts to descend towards Nepal after this point.

I was amazed how well the internal combustion engine can work at an altitude with less than 50% of the oxygen at sea level.

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Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Beautiful and colourful!!!
You are so lucky to visit all these wonderful places .................
I'm a bit jealous ;-))

14 Sep 2011 6:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Really colourful, I too am amazed that any vehicle can operate up there!

14 Sep 2011 5:37pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is a fantastic image!

15 Sep 2011 12:57am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! a great and unique perspective captured here! wonderful work!

16 Sep 2011 1:57am

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