SYNOPSIS:  About an excursion into the Grasslands, a visit at the Tseway Gompa Bön Monastery, and another Tibetan Buddhist monastery.  About a photographic treat,  a living Buddha, an ancient city, and a short hike into a gorgeous gorge. 

I did not see much of my driver since his face was mostly hidden behind a face mask, and he did not speak a word with me.  Only when he smoked a cigarette did that mask come off.  These masks are quite popular here.  I am not sure why.  You can buy them in all kinds of styles and fabrics to match your clothes.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY