Day 15 Shigatse to Lhasa

Day 15 Shigatse to Lhasa

The final leg of the drive took us first to a carpet factory, then through the deep Yellow River Gorge, which will be added to …

 

Day 14 Everest to Shigatse

Day 14 Everest to Shigatse

The cycling portion of our tour has wound down and we are enroute back to Lhasa using the support vehicles.  Even by car it is …

 

Day 13 Tingri to Everest

Day 13 Tingri to Everest

The last leg takes us from Tingri along the new road to Rongbuk Monastery and the Everest Base Camp.  China built an impressive road through …

 

Day 12 Lhatse to Old Tingri

Day 12 Lhatse to Old Tingri

Our route continued along the Nepal China Friendship Highway, through the dry central regions.  Today’s starts with a bang, as we climb to Lappa La, …

 

Day 11 Shigatse to Lhatse

Day 11 Shigatse to Lhatse

Today’s ride takes us through an area reminiscent of southern Utah’s high desert.  Colorful hillsides and rugged rockscapes, punctuated by small villages and monasteries.  The …

 

Day 10 – Gyantse to Shigatse

Day 10 – Gyantse to Shigatse

A reward for two days of climbing,  a flat leisurely spin through rural valleys to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.  Shigatse is our …

 

Day 9 – Nangartse to Gyantse

Day 9 – Nangartse to Gyantse

One of the more spectacular rides of the tour, rolling through both alpine terrain and high mountain desert.  Two climbs take us past glaciers, turquoise …

 

Day 8 – Quxul to Nangartse

Day 8 – Quxul to Nangartse

The day starts mellow, following the Lhasa River a bit further, then turns south up and over our first pass, Kamba La at 4750 m.  …

 

Day 7 – On our way

Day 7 – On our way

We are off and on our way to the Everest Base Camp.  Today’s ride is a leisurely spin through the valley of the Lhasa River.  …

 

Day 6 – free day

Day 6 – free day

A leisurely day before starting the ride to the Everest Base Camp.  All the photos that follow are simple street scenes, that we took while …

 

Day 5 – back to Lhasa

Day 5 – back to Lhasa

Today’s ride takes us back along the Yellow River to Lhasa.  Starting from last nights 4400 meters of elevation, it is mostly downhill through rural …

 

Day 4 – Ganden Monastery & Hot Springs

Day 4 – Ganden Monastery & Hot Springs

Our first full ride is a warm up trip to Ganden Monastery and then onto Dezhong Hot Springs.  The ride follows the Yellow River up …

 

Day 3 – Sera and Drepung Monasteries

Day 3 – Sera and Drepung Monasteries

Today’s cycling was in the valley surrounding Lhasa, a chance to stretch the legs and get used to riding at the higher altitudes.  Our goals …

 

Day 2 – Exploring Lhasa

Day 2 – Exploring Lhasa

Morning is free to stroll the streets and markets, then in the afternoon we were off by pedicab to visit the Portola Palace, the highest …

 

Day 1 – The Ride Begins

Day 1 – The Ride Begins

Join us for a visual ride from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp in Tibet.  Today we gathered in Lhasa, nothing planned but some free …