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China : Xīzàng Zìzhìqū (Tibet)

14.5 km (9.0 miles) NW of Namco, Xīzàng (Tibet), China
Approx. altitude: 4769 m (15646 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 31°S 89°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: At the confluence looking east. #3: At the confluence, the small hill to the south #4: At the confluence, looking west.  Nam-tso is to the left and behind the hills. #5: The GPS at the confluence #6: Leslie, Mike, and Buchong the guide at the confluence, with Mr Wei the driver approaching after he decided he could follow in the vehicle.  Note the pre-existing cairn.

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  31°N 91°E (visit #1)  

#1: At the confluence looking north. This is Yak country.

(visited by Robert Ayers and Michael Schroeder)

22-May-2006 -- The confluence 31N 91E is north of the east end of the huge Tibetan lake Nam-Tso ("Sky Lake"). It is on the Tibetan high plateau, in treeless Yak-grazing country. After visiting the lake, we backtracked to the village of Namtso and headed north in our LandCruiser on a dirt track that leaves the pavement just lake-ward of the village. Following a GPS course, we made a couple of fork-choices and drove (on a track) through one swampy area and got to about 2 km from the confluence. We turned off-road and got to within 600 meters and walked that short distance. At the exact location of the confluence, we found a small cairn.


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#1: At the confluence looking north. This is Yak country.
#2: At the confluence looking east.
#3: At the confluence, the small hill to the south
#4: At the confluence, looking west. Nam-tso is to the left and behind the hills.
#5: The GPS at the confluence
#6: Leslie, Mike, and Buchong the guide at the confluence, with Mr Wei the driver approaching after he decided he could follow in the vehicle. Note the pre-existing cairn.
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