“This book prepared particularly with mountain bikers in mind contains a wealth of advice for coping with the many difficulties an overlander in Tibet might face.”
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
Route and planning guide for mountain bikers and other overlanders Whether you're travelling by 4WD, bus, mountain bike or even yak, this guide provides invaluable advice and the most detailed maps for the independent traveller crossing the world's highest and largest plateau.
Tibet is a mountain-biker's paradise. Where else in the world can you cycle alongside 8000m (26,2S0ft) peaks and cross 5000m (16,400ft) passes, almost daily? The Lhasa-Kathmandu route includes the world's longest downhill run: a drop of 4200m in just over 160kms of heart-stopping descent! Tibet is still one of the most remote regions in the world and any visit will be an adventure, however you travel.
Detailed information on over 9000kms (5625 miles) of overland routes with a km-by-km breakdown of these classic journeys:
. Lhasa to Kathmandu
. Lhasa to Nam Tso
. Xining and Golmud to Lhasa
. Kunming and Dali to Lhasa
. Everest Base Camp (possible even by bicyde)
. Lhasa to Yarlung Valley
. Chengdu to Lhasa
. Lhasa to Mt Kailash and Kashgar
Full colour mapping
The most detailed and accurate Tibet maps available. Based on satellite photography with distances and altitude readings verified by overland travellers.
All you need to plan the adventure of a lifetime
- Planning and preparation - selecting a route, costs, money. what to take, getting there, how to get into Tibet with the correct visa
- Background information - history. culture and Tibetan Buddhism
- Lhasa - Where to stay. where to eat, what to see
- Women travellers in Tibet
- Health and safety - avoiding altitude sickness
- Plus - Mountain biking in Nepal
Format: 13,5 cm x 21 cm