Welcome to Dégé

Your bumpy bus ride just got bumpier. Dégé (德格; Derge) is cut off from the rest of western Sìchuān by the towering Chola Mountain (雀儿山, Que’er Shan, 6168m); to get here from the east, you have to endure a highly uncomfortable, harrowing, five-hour ride by dirt track over the 5050m-high Chola Pass. At the highest point, Buddhists on board throw coloured prayer papers out the window and chant mantras that you can only... Read More

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