It’d been a meandering drive across the lonely grasslands of Qinghai on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau when we arrived at the Galitai Pass. Video: Van Life on the Tibetan Plateau And then the bulb of slight-morning sun faded and swirling gray swamped the horizon. Snow flapped in. So we hit the road – before we got buried in cold white. Being afternoon, we stopped to stay the night in this high-valley pass. Next morning: From above (aerial shot) looking back to the valley we arrived through. A hot meal of noodles, meat and vegetables amid swigs of baijiu (strong Chinese liquor) complemented the chill and stark surrounds. MRP flying drone before the snowstorm approached. Van Life at the Galiti Pass – Altitude: 3800 meters … By morning, we opened the curtain – it had snowed last night. Van camped at the van life Galitai Mountain Pass sitting at 3800 meters on Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai, China. (Can you spot our van?) It was icy, yet enchanting. Wei made milk tea and garlic toast as I flew my drone over the frozen monochromatic surrounds. Soon, three oil tankers traveling as a convoy, pulled over on the road 100 meters away, drivers gathering to share breakfast around a steaming pot upon a gas-cannister stove. Deserted road on snowy Galitai Mountain Pass – China. Travels in China – 2021 Please leave this field emptyJoin the Journey Get my FREE book of Crazy Travels & occasional updates Your email * Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Please leave this field emptyJoin the Journey Get my FREE book of Crazy Travels & occasional updates Your email * Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription.