It’s the summer solstice today in the northern hemisphere, though it would be hard to tell along the Trola Pass where the mountains are usually blanketed with snow for most of the year. This unpaved dirt road is part of the Northern Sichuan-Tibet Highway, which climbs to an astounding 5100 meters over the Trola (Chola) Mountains, along the ancient Tea Horse Road between Derge and Manigango. For a sense of the immense size of these mountains, see if you can find the trucks along the road?
The Red Houses of Larung Gar by Peter Han (@pppt666). Profound and spectacular.
Larung Gar lies in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan, China. Over 40,000 Buddhist monks and nuns settled here, making it the world's largest religious institution.