We go on an adventure at the third border of Myanmar and Tibet, really deep into China. We want to explore this mysterious valley. We had a lot of police checks this sensitive area. They must have been wondering what strangers could do here! The road we expected to find and face the reality made us a shock! As the photos show, the vast majority of this trip was not on proper road. The road is under construction on all sides. And I hope that the next time I go back it will be over. Muds, truck, rocks falling… added the grain of adventure that was missing.
So yes, a memorable and chaotic road but the landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful! We start on a typical landscape of Tibetan plateaus (arid and dry) and climb to reach a pass at 3800m. There we are captivated by the scenery in front of us. A mountainous landscape. The snowy peaks and majestic mountain Meili … The color transition is beautiful. At the bottom of the valley, we can see lush trees with autumnal colors and little by little this green is sprinkled with snow to see more and more scattered and white trees, for finally only to see steep peaks. Not to mention karst peaks and red sandstone mountains (Danxia) … I am amazed at what nature can offer us. It is so beautiful. I never thought i could see as much different landscapes by traveling so short distance.