On the first day, I took an early flight from Chongqing to Nyingchi and landed at Nyingchi Milin Airport around 9 o'clock. After passing a simple inspection (epidemic prevention and control), it was almost 10 o'clock when I stepped out of the terminal. Meet at the billboard, and then go to the car rental company to go through the relevant procedures. We rented "Volkswagen Tanyue 2.0T" this trip.

Set off! The trip to Tibet officially started... Go straight to Suosong Village according to the plan. The village is located in the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. Since we are a self-driving tour, we also saved 90 yuan per person for the sightseeing car fee, but the premise is that we drive to the north bank of the canyon, and the sightseeing projects on the south bank, such as cruise ships and hot air balloons, are not allowed to participate. children these items.

Entering the scenic spot, you walk along the winding mountain road. Just after the "Eleventh Golden Week", there are not too many cars on the road. When you are approaching Suosong Village, you look up at a corner and see that Namjagbarwa Peak has already jumped. The main peak is exposed out of the sea of ​​clouds. If you don’t miss the opportunity, stop and take pictures. At this time, the clouds gather and disperse. It is rare to have such good luck on the first day of the Tibet trip, and the next journey is worth looking forward to. It didn't take long for the clouds and mists to cover Namjagbarwa Peak. Under the blue sky, we could only see the sea of ​​clouds wrapped around the mountain, and the brief appearance seemed to be a small welcome ceremony. We understood it, Tashi Dele!

Continue to Suosong Village, and at the entrance of the village is the "Zuimei Suosong Hotel". The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows facing Namjagbarwa Peak, which is very good! You can watch its dynamics at any time. The hotel rooftop is the best shooting spot. The tripod and camera are ready...rest, wait...wait...the weather finally changed in the evening, and went straight to the roof with the equipment... Set up the camera, adjust the focus, adjust the ISO, and adjust the aperture; at this time, the Nanga Bawa Peak has been blown away by the wind and a small corner of cloud and mist is exposed, which is still the main peak. , the surrounding sea of ​​clouds will surround it like a fairyland, and the wonderful scenery is amazing! The astonishment of Nanga Bawa Peak can be seen. The beauty of the moment is caught by the shutter, and the eyes store it in the mind and never forget it!

After nightfall, Suosong Village was as quiet as before. The village under the starry sky was only adorned with slight lights. Namcha Bawa once again put on a mysterious veil. Goodbye! Good night! Tashi Dele!

the next day

In the early morning, clouds and mist shrouded Namjagbarwa Peak, and the tranquility of Suosong Village was broken by the roar of the self-driving car. We also drove up the winding mountain road on the north bank of the Yarlung Zangbo Gorge with the traffic.

Because the warm and humid air from the Indian Ocean (southwest monsoon) blows in along the canyon, it brings abundant rainfall to the Nyingchi area, so the mountain features in this area are very different from other places in Tibet, with forests, lakes, rivers, and wetlands widely distributed. , among which the Brahmaputra Gorge combines the above features.

Driving on the mountain road on the north bank, we can overlook the intoxicating scenery on both sides of the canyon from a high position. The Yarlung Zangbo River is sometimes gentle and sometimes turbulent. Slowly, we also found a pattern... There are villages settled in the gentle places, but few in the turbulent places. Looking from a distance, the foot of the mountain The villages on the side are dotted on the deep mountains and dense forests. The smoke from cooking in the morning and the clouds and mists of the mountain streams are intertwined, and the breeze gathers and disperses when it passes by. This scene in front of you adds a bit of vitality to the silent canyon. Near noon, the clouds and mists slowly dissipated, and the sun returned to the canyon. The vibrant forest and the sparkling river became the protagonists again. At this time, Namjagbarwa also lifted the veil to reveal the peaks, and the canyon in the afternoon suddenly glowed with charm. elegant demeanor.

Leaving the canyon, we went straight to Lulang, passing through the Niyang Wetland. This plateau wetland is small in size but of high value. It plays a very good role in regulating the ecological environment of the surrounding area. Stopping to watch it is completely forgotten. I am on a plateau, as if I am in a warm plain. The gifts of nature are really generous to Tibet.

After rushing through the Benri Mountain, our self-driving trip entered the 318 National Highway, and we can reach Lulang after crossing the Sejila Mountain. The viewing platform is full of joyful crowds. The signs of National Highway 318, the altitude sign of Sejila Pass, the panorama of Namjagbarwa Peak, and the colorful prayer flags have all become hot spots for taking pictures. It's not easy!

In the evening, enter Lulang Town, which is a counterpart project of Guangzhou’s aid to Tibet. The town’s planning layout, municipal construction, and hotel facilities all bear the organic and deep brand of Guangzhou. , for dinner, "Matsutake Matsutake Stewed Tibetan Chicken in Motuo Stone Pot", the delicious food is quite good, I have stayed in this Evergrande Hotel twice this year, it is worth recommending to friends! Lulang's starry sky is also good, the surrounding light sources are dim, very suitable for shooting starry sky and star trails, highly recommended! Alright, I've been running for a day, wash up and sleep...

third day

After having breakfast at Evergrande Hotel (compared with the breakfast here in June), we packed our bags and headed to Bomi. We plan to stay in Bomi for two nights on this trip, and we will go to Midui Glacier and Ranwu Lake tomorrow, so today The itinerary to Bomi is estimated to be about 3 hours by car, which is relatively easy.

After turning out of Lulang Township, we went straight on National Highway 318 and headed east. Winding mountain roads became the norm. During this period, we also encountered many road maintenance projects, and there were several washboard roads. There is an endless stream, and if you have no power to go downhill, you are like a wild horse. Our SUV is like a toy in front of them. It is the best policy to be careful to avoid it. When the time is right, you must overtake the distance to ensure safety. "The uphill does not exceed the downhill." Don’t cross the line when you are overtaking or honking on curves.” This is the 318 experience, and it also applies to driving on all winding mountain roads.

Halfway through the journey, we came to Tongmai. There were two most dangerous sections of National Highway 318 (Sichuan-Tibet South Line) in the past...Tongmai Natural Danger and Nujiang Seventy-two Turns. Now Tongmai has erected a cable bridge. The location construction work is really difficult, and the courage and wisdom of the builders are admirable. Not far from the bridge, there is a "Monument to Ten Heroes", which should be built for the warriors who sacrificed their lives to build roads here. , the old natural dangers have changed to open roads", my heart was filled with emotion when passing the bridge, and I sincerely pay tribute to all the builders who are fighting on the 318 National Highway (Southern Sichuan-Tibet Line)! Thanks to their brave dedication, this is the scenic avenue and the strategic lifeline poured with blood and sweat!

We arrived at Bomi at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. This small county is famous for its peach blossoms. Because of its low altitude (2,700 meters) and many surrounding attractions, we will basically choose this place to rest and play when we drive 318 National Highway to Tibet. two days. The small town spreads out to the north and south wings along the national highway. The shops on the street are mainly restaurants, hotels, and souvenir distribution, as well as auto repair shops and supermarkets. After we checked into the hotel, we wandered around the central city and found that it was quite lively. In the evening, people gathered in the square to dance the Guozhuang dance. The variety in the big supermarket is very complete, and there are basically some here in Guangzhou. It looks like driving Tourism demand is changing the consumption level here. There are quite a lot of Cantonese brand cars on the road. Everyone is very friendly when talking to each other. There are countless landmarks along the way. You will feel a sense of pride through the tone of your voice. Self-driving 318 is indeed a man can often The capital of bragging... hahaha!

fourth day

The sky is dim, and we are driving on National Highway 318 (east direction). Today's destination is Midui Glacier and Ranwu Lake.

Departing early can avoid traffic and crowds in scenic spots. Everything went well on the road. After 1.5 hours of driving, we arrived at the gate of Midui Glacier Park. There were not many tourists, and there were only three cars in the huge parking lot. We got our wish. It’s only around 9 o’clock when you buy tickets and board the sightseeing car (tickets are 86 yuan per person, including the round-trip sightseeing car), and you will arrive at Midui Village in 15 minutes. The villagers are already preparing horses to welcome tourists in twos and threes. From here to Midui Glacier It may take about 40 minutes on foot (walking on the plateau is relatively slow), and it only takes 20 minutes to enter on horseback. To save energy and prevent high-risk reactions, horseback riding is the first choice... The price is acceptable, 100 yuan/person/horse (including round-trip). We stayed at the viewing platform for 10 minutes. After some bargaining, we added a total of 50 yuan to extend the stay to 30 minutes. "Time is money" is best interpreted here!

Stepping on the stirrups and turning on the horse, a set of movements is done in one go, the posture is a little clumsy, and it's not bad without dizziness... Ha ha! I was riding an old horse, and the villagers trusted it so much that they let me take the reins to drive it. It seems that I really had a free trip this time... The old horse walked steadily, and it was easy to carry me. After a few hundred meters, before entering the small forest, the old horse deviated from the main route and turned aside with great experience, looking for a way to drink water by the creek in the rubble. This made me, a new rider, a little worried. Feeling, it is very happy to drink with your head down, and when you are done, look up, oh! It's yaw, it's okay, take a shortcut to catch up! It speeded up along the creek, and then jumped up with all its hind legs, and landed on the small soil slope with its front feet, then caught up with its rear feet and then jumped again, jumping up from the creek and crossing the soil with both people and horses. When Poe came to the main road, I was shocked by this wave of operations. I only heard that old horses know the way, but I have never heard that old horses are powerful! See it, the rest of the journey is steady, and it will zigzag when going up a big slope to save energy, smart horse!

The 20-minute ride took us to the viewing platform. The Midui Glacier under the blue sky and white clouds was approaching. The towering white ice cap looked like a mountain peak and a city wall. The ice tongue extended to the lake. The reflection of the glacier is clearly reproduced at the junction of the mountain and the lake. The whole picture is beautiful. Seeing Midui Glacier reminds me of the Miantianhao Glacier in Alaska. The ice is abundant and prominent, but the ice cap of Midui is more imposing, and Midui Glacier is a low-latitude glacier, so it is more convenient to visit. The time is up, it’s time to say goodbye. On the return trip, I noticed that the old horse’s tail is wearing a five-color ribbon (meaning "good luck" in Tibetan areas), um, I wish you and me good luck! Tashi Dele!

When leaving the gate of Midui, the number of tourists begins to increase, so it is necessary to get up early to travel. Well, let’s go to Ranwu Lake. Continue to go east at 318. At this time, the scenery on the road has begun to show its autumn colors. The dense mountain forest presents a scene of yellow and green interlacing. The visual experience is very comfortable. After a while, winding streams appear beside the road. Not far from Ranwu Lake. Slowly, the long and narrow lake appeared beside the road, and we officially entered the Ranwu Lake scenic spot in the Qamdo area. We drove all the way to the lake area like a shadow, and it took 10 minutes to reach the viewing platform of the main scenic spot. The lake is really big! The viewing platform is very wide, divided into upper and lower floors. The viewing hotel embraces it in a half-moon shape, with an open front facing Ranwu Lake. It is very imposing and has a panoramic view of the lake and mountains. Due to the season, the color of the lake is not satisfactory, but the autumn colors are now available and some points can be regained. With the blue sky and white clouds, it is barely a pass! I wanted to continue to the Laigu Glacier on the south side of the lake, but after checking the map of Gaode, I found that it would take 2.5 hours to drive, so it would be too late to return to Bomi. Travel brings it into focus…

The return journey was almost 3 pm, and the navigation showed that it would take 3 hours to reach Bomi. I was happy to start the journey. The road was blocked for about 30 minutes, and I entered the county at about 6:30. It was still dark, so I took a rest after eating Now, the beauty of Midui Glacier and Ranwu Lake is fixed in my mind, and I will continue the journey tomorrow.

fifth day

It began to rain lightly in Bomi in the early morning. After breakfast at the Phuntsok Kangsang Hotel, I packed my luggage and went to Nyingchi Bayi District.

National Highway 318 is still busy, and the westbound traffic is still dominated by large trucks. There are also large motorcycles and bicycles on the way. Their professional and eye-catching attire has become a scenic spot on the way to Tibet. After about 3 hours of driving, we crossed Sejila Mountain again. The weather at the pass was no longer as clear as the previous two days, with thick clouds and occasional drizzle, and Namjagbarwa was also hard to find. No wonder it is said that Guanxue Mountain in Tibet pays attention to fate. After driving down the mountain for about 1 hour, I drove on the "Linla Expressway". This was the first time in a few days that I got rid of the winding mountain road and walked on the wide and smooth asphalt road. The driving pressure dropped sharply. I feel friendly) turn out and arrive at the hotel not long after entering the urban area. Linzhi is supported by Guangzhou counterparts, so there are road names such as Guangzhou Avenue and Nanyue Avenue in Linzhi, and Meizhou Road and Maoming Road in Bomi. The family atmosphere is quite strong.

When it's time for dinner, it's natural to look for the taste of hometown. "Guangdong Shunde Hotel" is the first choice. It is located on Shuangyong South Road, Bayi District, Nyingchi. It has a huge sign and is easy to find. You can feel the atmosphere of hometown when you enter the door. Greetings, the diners in the store communicate in Cantonese very happily, as if they are back in Guangzhou. The dishes are very authentic, and there is no shortage of air-freighted ingredients. Even "Yu Sheng" can be made, which is not easy! The proprietress said that November will be the off-season for tourism here, and she is planning to go back to Shunde for a rest, and come back next March to prepare for the peak tourist season of the Peach Blossom Festival. It seems that the operation of this hotel has matured and orderly, and it is just around the corner to become a "time-honored brand". Please help me when I come to Nyingchi, the dishes are very good...

After dinner, take a walk back to the hotel, and the journey is not far away. Go to bed early tonight, go to Basongcuo tomorrow and then go to Lhasa.

sixth day

Leaving Nyingchi Bayi District in the morning and driving on the "Linla Expressway", the weather in Nyingchi in October is refreshing and pleasant, the clouds and mist are gently pushed by the morning breeze, the sun shines among the mountains, and the empty asphalt road makes people step on the accelerator hard to let go impulse...

After driving out of the Bahe exit of the "Linla Expressway", drive about 50 kilometers to reach the gate of Basongcuo Scenic Area. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Linzhi to this place. Pay special attention to the speed limit and take pictures!

If you don't stay in the hotel in the Basongcuo Scenic Area, you can't drive by yourself. You need to buy its tickets and sightseeing tickets. Shenghui 170 yuan/person (ticket 120 + ticket 50). Take the sightseeing car and drive for about 30 minutes to the "Jieba Village". Get off the bus and walk on the plank road for 20 minutes to the viewing platform. It is best to slow down and walk slowly during this journey. After all, the altitude is 3600 meters, and it is easy to climb too fast High anti. The viewing platform here is a two-story pavilion structure. Basongcuo and the two snow-capped mountains of "Torch" and "King's Throne" in the distance can be seen at a glance. I was here in June and there were rapeseed flowers in full bloom. The picture is very beautiful. During the trip in autumn, there are less golden elements and more clouds. Both the "torch" and "king's throne" are half covered with pipas. The green lake is still green, and even greener. Basongcuo will appear dark green and emerald green according to different seasons. There are three colors of blue and dark blue, so it is also called "three-color lake".

Leaving "Jieba Village", we took a sightseeing bus to the island in the middle of the lake. There are many towering trees on the island, and one of the "thousand-year-old Qinggang trees" particularly caught our attention. The leaves of this tree have natural Tibetan and zodiac patterns. , if you are lucky enough to pick up the leaves with the same zodiac sign as yours, it is an excellent blessing from God, but unfortunately there were no fallen leaves at that time, so I can't confirm it, um... maybe the upper level is also very busy, so I didn't pay attention to our arrival, it doesn't matter, if you are sincere Ling, I believe it!

There is also a red religious temple on the island... Cuozong Gongba Temple, reproductive worship is its prominent feature, the temple is not big, the prayer wheel, white tower, and genital sculptures are its main construction parts, and it is enough to wander around the island in the middle of the lake for 1 hour Now, go back to the sightseeing car and run to the next point --- Dachela viewing platform.

To come to this point, you need to hike nearly a hundred levels of plank roads. The plateau climbing is very exhausting. When we finally climbed up Dachera out of breath, the scene in front of us made us feel that the energy consumption was worth it... The mountains Surrounded by Basongcuo, it is inlaid like jasper, the waves are as clear as a mirror reflection, and the low hanging clouds seem to be within reach, so beautiful! The mobile phone camera is busy, everyone quiets down after the hustle and bustle, and the atmosphere of sitting and watching is better...Ease, peace, silence, gazing; just for a moment...

Say goodbye to Basongcuo with a feeling of reluctance, return to the original road and set foot on the westbound direction of "Linla Expressway" again, we will go to Lhasa, the "Sunshine City" has already waved to us, and we will meet it after a 5-hour drive. Goodbye Linzhi! Lhasa, here we come!

seventh day

It was almost 8 o'clock when I arrived in Lhasa last night. Due to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, strict epidemic prevention inspections are required to enter Lhasa. There is a slight delay in time, which is understandable during the special period.

We made an appointment yesterday on the official website of the Potala Palace to enter at 12:00 today, and just in time for the free visit from today until December 31, Tashi Dele! After breakfast, we went to the square for a stroll. After going through the security check at the entrance of the East Square, walk along the flow of people to the front of the Potala Palace, and look up at the Potala Palace on the hill. Its momentum and color immediately make people feel solemn and solemn. The Tibetans passing by The chanting words in the mouth, the quick rotation of the small prayer wheel in the hand, and the unsmiling expression all clearly interpret the four words of worship. Continue to walk towards the West Square, and cross the road to Yaowang Mountain. The viewing platform here is the best angle to photograph the Potala Palace. The back of the fifth set of RMB fifty yuan is the Potala Palace from this angle. . Walk down the viewing platform and turn right to the central square. The guards at the flagpole are solemn and solemn, and the national flag is fluttering in the wind. It is neat and symmetrical with the "Tibet Peaceful Liberation Monument". The square and the Potala Palace form a harmonious and unified whole. The location is engraved with the words "3646.31 meters above sea level" on the ground, authoritatively defining the real height of Lhasa.

It's almost time, it's time to visit the palace. We went through the security check again from the East Square, and formally entered the Potala Palace through the main entrance with the appointment slip on our mobile phone. Potala is a transliteration of Sanskrit, meaning "the resort of the Buddha". Songtsan Gampo of the Tubo Dynasty built this palace in order to marry Princess Wencheng. Since then, it has gradually declined after lightning strikes and military chaos. In the 17th century, the fifth D.L Lama established a political and religious regime, rebuilt and expanded the Potala Palace, and local government agencies were concentrated in the White House (the color of the building’s facade is Later, the fifth D.L Lama passed away and built a pagoda, a Buddhist hall, and a scripture hall to support him. Because the facade of the building is red, it is also called the Red Palace, and the Potala Palace has begun to take shape. Form the appearance of the present. It is rare to be shown so authentically across hundreds of years!

We walked slowly along the "zigzag"-shaped uphill steps. The thin oxygen on the plateau made it more difficult. We panted like a cow and walked slowly. After a few rests in the middle, we finally came to "Deyangxia", which is located halfway up the mountain. The small square was the place where D.L Lama held outdoor activities in the past, and now the toilets here have also become attractions... squatting in the pit will have the effect of flying down three thousand feet. This is also the terminus for tourists to take pictures. After entering the Red Palace, they are not allowed to take pictures. It is useless to put the mobile phone camera in the bag. Take your eyes and ears to experience the tour of the Red Palace. We used our hands and feet to climb up the wooden stairs and enter the narrow doorway. We walked through the dark hallway. The murals of the four door gods on both sides were even more majestic and terrifying under the influence of light. The stairs in the Red Palace were steep and the passage was narrow and deep. smell. Among the layers of the spiritual tower, the fifth D.L Lama is the most huge. The tower body made of gold is inlaid with countless gems. What attracts us most is that there is a pearl generated from the white brain of an elephant inlaid on the top of the spiritual tower. It's so rare that everyone is amazed. The lifelike statue of Songtsan Gampo also attracted onlookers. D.L Lama’s bedroom, throne, and huge thangkas have become places where we stop. The exquisite workmanship can be called a masterpiece of art. Turquoise and so on have become common things here, and there are a lot of rare treasures. The Red Palace shows the history of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet to the world, and also presents exquisite artistic attainments. The nearly 3-hour visit has opened our eyes and gained a better understanding of the human history of Tibet. This trip is worthwhile!

After going down the mountain, we turned to Barkhor Street not far away, passed the security check and entered the small square of Dazhao Temple. The magnificent Dazhao Temple has a high religious status. Going around Barkhor Street clockwise means circling Dazhao Temple. Going around the temple is a daily homework for Tibetans to pray for blessings. Let’s go shopping as the locals do... Barkhor Street is fairly spacious, and the shops along the street are mostly specialty shops, Tibetan incense shops and sweet tea houses, and there are also many artistic and photo studios. , young men and women dressed in Tibetan clothes flock to take pictures at landmarks, and there are also a lot of "Douyin" shooting in the streets and alleys. Modernity and tradition are blended here, but they are clearly separated. It must be us "old people" who walk the streets and pay special attention to historical imprints. ...The government office in Tibet of the Qing Dynasty, the pillars of prayer flags located at the four corners, the appearance and style of ancient buildings, etc. are worth seeing. Oh! By the way, there is another place that we and young people are equally concerned about, and that is the "Maggie Ami" cafe. It is said that the sixth D.L Lama Tsangyang Gyatso often dates lovers here. His poems are popular and widely circulated. The conspicuous appearance made "Maggie Ami" a popular landmark on Barkhor Street, and we couldn't help but scrambled to take photos as souvenirs. We completed the tour of Barkhor Street in just over an hour, and returned to the hotel to rest after completing the task. Today's sunshine is very powerful, and the sun is so suffocating that there are no clouds in the sky. The "Sunshine City" really lives up to its reputation. Learn from it!

eighth day

The breakfast at InterContinental Lhasa Holy Land is very rich, which is the favorite of "big eaters" like me. It can basically solve the problem of two meals in the morning and lunch, so you have more time to play! I dined until around 10 o'clock this morning, and started the day's trip with satisfaction.

First stop: Norbulingka

Norbulingka, located in the west of Lhasa, is the summer palace of Lama D.L. In the dry and rainless plateau snowy area, planting trees is very difficult and extravagant. The tree-lined Norbulingka is just a manifestation of the greatness of Lama D.L and the nobles. The luxury life of the class, every year during the "Shoton Festival", the gardens and grasslands of Norbulingka will also be open to believers, allowing them to sit on the ground and have a picnic. At the same time, many singing and dancing performances will be arranged to create an atmosphere of joy with the people. After we entered the gate (it is still free of charge today), we went straight through the garden and grass to "Kesang Phodrang", which was built by the seventh DL Lama. Later generations of D.L lamas handled government affairs and received Tibetan monks and lay officials here. Along the red eaves and yellow walls in the inner circle of Norbulingka, we came to "Kangsong Silun". This pavilion obviously has the style of Chinese architecture, and it is the theater viewing building of D.L Lama. After entering the inner circle, on both sides of the tree-lined path are "Tuoji Phodrang" (huxin Pavilion) and "Dadan Mingjiu Phodrang"...The "Tuoji Phodrang" in the south has a typical garden landscape layout, with water pavilions and pavilions. , Lin Zhushan and Stone are very artistic; the modern atmosphere of "Dadan Mingjiu Pozhang" in the north is much more obvious. Radios, gramophones, sofas, bathtubs, toilets, etc. have all been used. These objects were considered luxurious at the time. Compared with the Potala Palace, the treasures in the entire Norbulingka collection may as well be more. Stepping out of the east gate and looking back, why do I feel like I’m wandering around in a miniature version of the Summer Palace? !

The second stop: Yamdrok Yongcuo

It was already noon when we left Norbulingka, and we transferred non-stop to Yamdrok Yongcuo (also known as "Yanghu Lake") in Gongga County, Shannan Region. Go south from Lhasa, drive on the airport special expressway for about 30 minutes (50 kilometers), turn off and step on National Highway 349, and turn to Yanghu in Qushui County. There are countless speed tests (speed limit 30 km/h). After passing through the Yajiang River Valley, Yamdrok Yongcuo is getting closer and closer to us. The steep mountain road is like a slender belt wrapped around the "Gangbala Mountain", and the viewing platform is reached after circling layers to the top... Yamdrok Yongcuo lies quietly among the mountains, and its shape is as pure as a crescent moon (it is said that it looks like a coral branch when overlooking the whole Yanghu Lake from a high altitude). The azure lake surface echoes the blue sky and white clouds, and the snow mountains in the distance The screen full of sapphire blue has become the finishing touch. Long guns and short guns are in full swing, in order to capture the scenery of lakes and mountains from various angles. There is also a viewing platform going down from the top of the mountain, which is only accessible by car (only A parking fee of 10 yuan is charged), and it is closer to Yanghu Lake, which is conducive to viewing from multiple angles... Yamdrok Yumcuo is known as one of the three holy lakes in Tibet (the other two are: Namtso and Mapang Yumtso ), in addition to this intoxicating scenery, when looking for the reincarnated soul boy of D.L Lama, it is necessary to pray here to determine the direction of the search, and the name of the holy lake is thus established. There will not be too many opportunities to travel to Tibet, and Yamdrok Yongcuo must not be missed. It is right to "take measures again and again"...

Returning to Lhasa by the same road, the drive took about 2 hours. When night fell, we entered the city smoothly. We decided to go to Wanda Plaza for food. Let’s have a spicy hot pot, let the excitement refuel, the joy of the holy lake trip we just want continue……

ninth day

We left Lhasa around 9:00 in the morning, turned out after driving 50 kilometers at high speed on the airport special line, and we set foot on the 318 National Highway (Sichuan-Tibet South Line) again. This self-driving trip has always been accompanied by it. Today's destination is Shigatse.

As the cars run, the scenery on both sides of the road gradually changes. After passing Qushui County, the trees and fields gradually decrease, followed by deserted mountains. The air is filled with dust blown up by the wind, and there are countless sharp bends in the mountains. The geographical and climatic conditions are gradually deteriorating. Compared with Lhasa or Nyingchi, it is a world of difference. It is not easy to stop and rest on the road. Narrow roads and sparsely populated are the main reasons, and there are many interval speed measurements and fixed-point speed measurements. It is necessary to concentrate on driving carefully. In such road conditions, we walked 300 kilometers for nearly 6 hours, and finally arrived at around 3 pm. I saw Shigatse from afar. On the ring road, the glittering Tashilhunpo Monastery is already visible, and visiting is one of our itinerary plans...

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located in the city of Shigatse. It is the authoritative center of religious affairs in the Tibetan area. It is the largest monastery dedicated to the Gelug Sect B.C. There are also some differences in architectural style.

Entering from the main entrance, we first pass through the small square, and walk in along the rows of white courtyards on the left side. This part is mainly the dormitory and scripture hall for monks. The gentle steps divide it into two parts, and several thick " Han Liu" is dotted among them, and the three white pagodas lined up at the corner provide a place for believers to pray. White is the main color of this area, and the black window frames and colorful door frames are like lines drawn on a scroll. The potted flowers placed on the windowsill add a little breath of life. Not long after we went on, the red-walled buildings appeared. We first came to the "Jamba Buddha Hall". The hall is framed by copper pillars and golden roofs. , the Buddha statue is also a copper sculpture, the outer layer is gold-plated and inlaid with gemstones. The entire Buddha statue is about 30 meters high. Jamba Buddha is the Buddha in charge of the future in Tibetan Buddhism, and it is called "Maitreya Buddha" in Central Plains Buddhism. It is especially admired and worshiped by believers. Walking slowly out, we came to the not-too-distant Spirit Pagoda Hall. The ground in front of the hall was inlaid with the "Swastika" character. The spiritual pagodas of Panchen Lamas of all dynasties were placed in the hall, creating a solemn and quiet atmosphere.

Finally, we followed the signs to the "Tuoqin Hall", which is the main hall of Tashilhunpo Monastery. A towering and thick prayer flag column stands in the small square outside the hall, and the two sides are the scripture halls where lamas chant scriptures and worship Buddha. , the small square gathers many believers every Buddhist festival, and the Panchen Lama masters of all generations will preach scriptures and pray here.

Walking along the winding path from the Tuoqin Hall back to the gate, I turned around and took a closer look at the big temple built on the mountain. The quiet and peaceful environment gave me a feeling of peace and tranquility. I came here a long way away. Being in it seems like a world away, stepping out of the door and returning to the mundane world again...

Staying at the hotel to rest, Shigatse at an altitude of 3,800 meters has a late sunset, and the pace of life is also slow, which is very good, and I really enjoy the slowness at this moment...

tenth day

We got up at 5:00 in the morning, took a simple wash and ate dry food for breakfast, and set off at 5:45. We drove out of the urban area of ​​Shigatse wearing the stars and wearing the moon, and galloped towards the Everest Base Camp. First, we took National Highway 219 and then turned south, continuing towards Tingri County It was dawn around 8 o'clock, and the continuous winding mountain road continued to appear in front of us. It is necessary to be safe and gain time. This tests our driving skills and physical fitness, but fortunately we can handle it...

At nearly 12:00 noon, I finally arrived at the gate of Mount Everest National Park. The fatigue of the long-distance trek disappeared immediately, and was replaced by excitement and joy, competing to take pictures... When I bought the ticket, I was told that the individual ticket (160 yuan/person ) free of charge (from October 15th to December 31st), each vehicle is 160 yuan/vehicle (50% discount has been applied), wow! Saved a lot of money too!

After driving straight in, I found that it was still an endless winding mountain road. The "zigzag" shaped mountain road was wrapped around desolate mountains. The high altitude area was dry and cold, and the harsh natural environment was not suitable for the growth of animals and plants. The two villages passing by It is also sparsely populated, and I admire their tenacious will. On the way, we stopped at the "Ghaula Mountain Pass". Colorful prayer flags covered the viewing platform. When we climbed up and looked far away, the peaks of the Himalayas were lined up. The weather is quite good today, and the snow-white peaks under the blue sky and white clouds are clearly visible, especially It is the complete presentation of Mount Everest. In terms of height, Mount Everest is not much higher than other peaks. It is almost the same to the naked eye, that is, the slight difference in the top of the peak. This alone makes it the highest peak in the world. name. Seeing Mount Everest with our own eyes is our biggest wish on this trip, and it is really exciting to finally get our wish...

After driving in the national park for about 1 hour, we came to the starting station of the sightseeing bus. All self-driving cars must stop here and transfer to the park sightseeing bus to enter the base camp (ticket 120 yuan/person/round trip). A 30-minute drive took us to the vicinity of Rongbuk Monastery. After getting off the bus, we walked through the mountain road covered with gravel. In the distance, Mount Everest stood alone in the mountain depression. What attracts us even more is the inscription in Chinese, English, and Tibetan: Mount Everest Elevation Measurement Monument and the latest elevation: 8844.43 meters. It is most meaningful to take a photo with Mt. Everest next to this monument... It is not easy to come to Tibet, and it is even more difficult to get to the base camp of Mt. Everest! May all your wishes come true! Tashi Dele! After a round of taking photos, I turned around and saw that Rongbuk Monastery was quietly settled on the roadside not far away. The temple is small, but it has a great reputation. It is said that all mountaineering teams will go to Rongbuk Monastery to offer incense and pray for blessings before starting to climb.

The time is almost up, and the words I heard the most on the way back: I finally got my wish! Yes, that’s how it feels. When we get old, many experiences may be slowly forgotten, but the trip to Mount Everest will not, I firmly believe, because I will always relive this experience, and it will last forever!