D23 Kailash ~ Guge
Because of bad knees, I didn’t dare to go around the mountain. I went to Serlong Temple, which is the closest to Gang Rinpoche, to feel the holy mountain up close.
The red line is the outer circle of the mountain, and the blue line is the inner circle. The altitude of the outer circle is low, and the altitude of the inner circle is high, with an altitude difference of 500-800 meters.
Serlong Temple is the closest temple to Mount Kailash. Serlong Temple presides over Qulang. He does not speak Chinese very well, so he can barely communicate.
In the distance is Gang Rinpoche
He also showed me the certificate of honor he had just obtained, as if he had rewarded him with a new mobile phone.
It was still cloudy and foggy this morning, and it didn’t start to disperse until more than 11 o’clock.
I will pile one up when the clouds clear.
If it weren’t for the severe knee pain, I would have walked to the foot of Mount Kailash.
From where I stand to the high hill in front, the distance is the same as my return to Serlong Temple, which is 3000 meters, leaving a pity.
A close-up of Mount Kailash
This mountain is also very stylish
From where I stand, looking back at Serlong Temple
On the plateau at an altitude of 5,300 meters, there are more animals and plants than we imagined.
A fox was chasing a hare on the hillside.
Arrive at Zanda County Checkpoint
Mountain road at an altitude of 5100 meters
Walked to the Loess Plateau in a trance
When I arrived at Guge County, because I wanted to take pictures of the sunset at the Guge ruins, I didn’t go to the county and drove directly to the ruins, but when I got to the ticket office, the gate was closed and no entry was allowed.
The hotel I will stay in tonight is at the ticket office of the scenic spot, and it is not expensive, 280 yuan/day. It is said that the price is also the same in Zada County. The key is to avoid running away, and the hotel also has a restaurant to eat.
From the Guge site, go to Zanda County for lunch. Then continue to Shiquan River.
From Zanda County, the navigation guides Y709 in the north instead of X705 when you come. At that time, I looked at the map and I could get there, but I didn’t expect that the more I walked, the less people would be there.
In the end, I finally met a car and stopped it to ask if I could get to G219. The master said that now the road is being built, and I have to take X705 from Zanda County to get to G219.
This time I was stupid, I ran for more than 40 kilometers in vain, and the round trip was 90km and more than an hour wasted in vain.
more and more nobody
back on track
I’m about to come down from the mountain
Exit from X705 county road, turn left onto G219 national road, towards Shiquanhe.
Twenty or thirty kilometers of straight roads, let’s play straight-line acceleration racing.
The largest supermarket in Shiquanhe is indeed not small. I bought compressed biscuits, tea eggs, ham, drinks…
D25 Shiquan River~Sanli Barracks 700km
Ran 689.7km, refueled 95.95L, average fuel consumption 13.91L/100km, 1.37 yuan/km.
If you encounter a military vehicle on the road, stop and give way to wait
Arrived at Jieshan Daban at 5:00 p.m., just in time for the sleet (it was ice particles), so I didn’t stay long because I was afraid that the snow would become bigger.
out of Tibet
I’m still running fast, so I can only wait on the side of the road
It’s still dark after 9 o’clock in the evening
When I arrived at the Sanshili barracks checkpoint, this old volunteer soldier wanted to detain my binoculars, and finally made a fuss with his leader.
The leader is still competent and let it go, but it took a lot of time.
We successfully arrived at the Sichuan Hotel in the Thirty Mile Barracks, which is also the home of the cross-country e family.
Because I came late, I asked all the hotels where I could live, but there were no rooms, so I had to spend the night in a temporarily converted room in a residential building.
(to be continued)