We continue our drive from Sarchu (the tented camp that you can read about here) and the first thing we come across is Gata Loops. This is not just some road with a few hair pins. No, this road has 21 hair pins in a row! 21! They take you from 4200 meters to 4667 meters (15302 feet) over 7 km! You can imagine that every corner you turn shows a little more of the valley and the silver blue Tsarap Chu river that runs through it. Once we reach the top (slightly nauseated), we are again treated to colorful prayer flags with the brown and golden mountains as a perfect backdrop.