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Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

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Shangri La – a lake in highlands. Day 15
11.09.2013
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Today - the last day in our Chinese bike adventures in 2013. The culmination of the day is going to be
our conquest of 4000 meters height at dirt roads !!! Yesterday confirmed our physical and moral
readiness for such a workout ... However, it was decided to start the morning with a breakfast at
yesterday’s cafe with a virtuosic cooking of pasta and noodles.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Igor insisted on it, since he had shot interesting video yesterday, and now wanted to get more in quality photos.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The result of his photo exercises became a high-calorie and delicious breakfast with freshly prepared pasta.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We were taken by our driver, who had returned yesterday from home to work, straight from café.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We became involuntary witnesses to the execution of clockwise detour ritual of sacred pagoda by our
driver. At the same time, oncoming drivers calmly and without emotions bypassed our car.
It is easy to imagine the reaction of our drivers at such a situation ...Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
Always ready for immediate shooting Igor was crushed ...
He did not have time to shoot this sacred ritual !!!Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
We all hoped that on the way back we would not miss such a sight, and would all fix it with a cold precision ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

On our way to the start point we admired by the local mountain landscape.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

After unloading and releasing the car, we quickly rushed down on the concrete road.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Towards powerful mountain river, which we crossed by concrete bridge.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Behind our backs the sky is overcast, and even light rain drizzles.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The ride is absolutely not cold and even hot due to continuous climb.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Traverse road is set by the slope of a huge canyon.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The opposite slope is cut by the beds of streams, rolled over by rapid water.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

A clear blue sky beckons ahead of us.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The bottom of the canyon ends with shepherd village. Shepherds most likely live and work here during the mass grazing.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

On the way, we often came across pigs.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

and yaks.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The sheer size of the animals with long horns caused us concern, but peaceful and non-confrontational nature of the local animals could not be compared to their Ukrainian brothers ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

On the trees branches and at rocks it is found interesting plant-like algae. The impression is like water was gone, and seaweed left on the branches and roots of trees.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

After a long climb we allowed ourselves to stop for a rest.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Soon we reached our record climb point. 3762 meters.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

In our land at 1500 meter you can only see grass, and here at this altitude flora is the same as we have on our native land’s plains ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

After a little more climbing we found the next shepherd village.The very existence of actively working
people at such a height amazes our imagination.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Suddenly it started pouring rain. In the mountains - this is a common practice.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Fortunately, it turned out that a shepherd's structure was nearby under the roof of which we took shelter and put on our jackets.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The mountain stream carefully set with a wooden trough for easy taking of water.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

A little more effort and we reached a height of 3900 meters.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

At this height mushrooms grow clearly.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

and a fairly large trees.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Zenith and the purpose of our trip – Lake in highlands - appeared at an altitude of 3900 meters!
We even felt a little bit sad because we did not gain the coveted 4000 meters ...Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

However, we weren’t sad for a long time.
Suddenly, the clouds came down and heavy wind and real downpour began, that drove us away from the lake’s hill ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Vanya saw a small house not far away with a modern metal roof. The last time it was not.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We took refuge there from the rain, and because of the sudden cold put on the whole of available clothes.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Since we were not going out at the storm wind, we decided not to waste time and have a dinner.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Rain ended as suddenly as it had begun. Clouds were swept off and the sun shined with its light the entire valley.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Of course we took a photo near the lake, but didn’t hurry to undress. We would have a long downhill.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Initially, I wanted to swim in the lake, but evaluating its approaches and the upcoming cooling descent, decided against it.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Because of the mud we could not get even to a shepherd's hut located in the near.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The original plan was drawn to have down the other way, but a sober analysis of the condition of roads after the rain forced us to go down the same path, which we climbed.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

But even the road with dense coating, which we have passed was changed significantly...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Peacefully grazing beside the road yaks calmly waited out the rain
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

and it seemed they didn’t hide rom it .... Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Near the bridge over the river we took off our protection from rain and wind.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Having made not a long climb up to speed concrete road, we found our car with a driver and captured
the end of our tour. Ivan solemnly congratulated us with the tour finish and gave us compliments on our endurance and cool nature !!!
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

In a roadside creek Vanya organized an impromptu car wash.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We jointly gave him our bikes for wash off the dirt before loading them into the car.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

На обратной дороге мы обнаружили ДТП. Небольшой трактор везший бревна перевернулся прямо посреди широченного шоссе и перегородил проезжую часть.
On the way back we noticed a road accident. Small tractor with logs overturned in the middle of the
broad track and blocked the roadway. Perhaps this accident affected our driver so that he decided not to
tempt fate. Ritual detour of pagodas against the main traffic was not performed! We lost the unique
photo and video confirming inviolable respect for the canons of Tibetan religion ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

After arriving at the hotel, we showered and put ourselves in order. However, the cultural program for
today was just at the beginning ... The owner of the hotel took us to a very respected among locals
restaurant.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The discreet appearance of a place does not mean his low class! Soon, we once again had to see this!
A set of dishes was served each in a separate package.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

On the tables there were alcohol burners, which were ignited by careful staff.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Every guest had its own burner
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

On the burner it was set a saucepan with boiling broth.
And as the main dish it was served very thinly sliced and beautifully laid on a plate the meat from
various parts of yak’s body.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

In separate bowls were served seasonings, sauces and spices.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The cut pieces of meat were taken with chopsticks and dipped in a pot of soup.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

In the same broth can be put greens, potatoes and other vegetables.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Some pieces of meat need to be boiled in the broth, and some can be eaten raw ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

During our dinner, some monks requested to give them donations for the temple ....
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Same thing remembered to be in our country.
Cool idea! Had met our priests in trains ...
At home I do not go to restaurants. Maybe they foraged there also ??? Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

After a hearty beef dinner we went to buy the famous tea, "Puer".
It was necessary to bring from China something that was really Chinese ... Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
The procedure of expensive tea selling in China is through the tea ceremony, which is itself a show,
performance and spectacle. Seller was a virtuoso of tea service and knew many legends about tea, and
was considered a big connoisseur and expert in teas ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We tasted green and black teas.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We listened to a lot of legends about tea, learned astronomical figures of the age of the tea trees and
customs of people who live near them ... Partially you can hear and see everything in the attached video footage below ...

As a souvenir I bought here a couple of tea balls for 30 yuan.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

In addition, we bought briquette of green and black tea.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

The owner of the store boasted to us having a mascot of tea from the oldest tea tree on the ground.
He did not sell it at any price, even though he says he was offered for this briquette $ 10,000.
He refused...
It is hardly to take it as a proof... Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Tea purchased by us was packed in a very beautiful paper bags with ties ...
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

Of course, it ended with a group photo for memory, by our camera and store owner’s one ... Such exotica as we locals also love to capture for memory ...
Такую экзотику как мы местные тоже любят фиксировать на память...Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

We returned to the hotel through the dark streets with a very beautiful lighting in some places.
Bicycle routes (velorout) Bike adventures in China. China – 2013.

And so ended our last bike day and Chinese bike tour in 2013.
Tomorrow we will fly to Shanghai - Dubai and then Kyiv ...
But it will be tomorrow ...

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