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Deqin

The valley of the clouds - MeiLi from Baisha at about 5000m
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

November 4th 2006
We embark onwards to Deqin, the closest that we will get to Tibet this trip unfortunately, but were not disapointed in anyway what's so ever! The 6 hour bus journey from Zhongdian (Shangr i la) was through some of the most breathtaking scenery that we have ever encountered so far - and certainly justified the compulsory $2 Life Insurance ticket. Zhongdian sits at around 3270m above sea level, a ... read more
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