A foggy ascent on Jiajan Shan.
Valleys and gorges define much of the western Sichuan landscape.
Throwing prayers into the sky.
Laurence, Ed, and Dean cross a small stream while ascending Dagu Shan.
Men take their horses up Dagu Shan.
Tibetans throw prayer flags at each mountain pass into the air, believing that at higher altitude they are closer to the gods.
A Tibetan hair dress made out of coral and beads.
Young and old gather on a mountainside.
The caravan makes its way towards the Guoxigou Grasslands.
The grasslands are swampy, muddy, and hard to cross.
The grasslands were home to one of the nicest campsites of the trek.
The horse crew eats dinner in their tent.
A Tibetan woman heads out in the field to collect a type of Chinese medicine. She wears a mask to keep humidity near her mouth, as the dry, high-altitude air can dehydrate a body quickly.
Ed, Yang Xio, and Laurence wait out a rainstorm in a herder's mud hut.