Tsuo La Pass & Gyatso La Pass
The Friendship Highway which connects Tibet with the Chinese-Nepalese border at Zhangmu crosses over multiple high mountain passes. Today's journey is one of the longest, but arguably the most stunning with two high mountain passes: Tsuo La Pass at 4,500 meters and Gyatso La Pass at 5,222 meters.
For those who are keen, a detour to visit Sakya Monastery can be arranged. Sakya Monastery was founded in 1073 with unique Mongolian-influenced architecture which makes it quite different from other Tibetan monasteries. The monastery now functions as a school where the Buddhist teachings and spiritual practices are taught in a highly-qualified traditional setting.