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Trailblazer: Tibet overland

Tibet overland
A route and planning guide for mountainbikers and other overlanders.

“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

 

Pages: 224

Format: 13,5 cm x 21 cm

 

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Himalaya by Bike (Trailblazer)

Himalaya by Bike

The Himalaya: the ultimate challenge for any adventurous biker. Not just the tallest mountains but also the highest roads in the world; passes over 5300m, climbs of over 50kms and a 4500m descent.

Classic rides – Karakoram Highway (Islamabad, Pakistan to Kashgar, China); Manali–Leh (western Indian Himalaya); Leh–Srinagar (Ladakh and Kashmir); Spiti and Kinnaur (western Indian Himalaya, on the Tibetan border); Bhutan (Paro to Samdrup Jongkhar); Sikkim; Friendship Highway (Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal); plus Trans-Tibet routes: Kashgar to Lhasa and Lhasa to Zhongdian (Yunnan)

Pre-trip planning and choosing a bike – route options; when to go; getting there; visas and permits; costs and money; what to take; choosing and preparing a bike; health and safety

Route descriptions with detailed mapping – unique hand-drawn GPS maps show distances between villages, altitudes, places to eat and accommodation, water sources, fuel stations and points of interest along the way. Elevation profiles for each 100km section and route overview profiles to get you training!

Town guides – find a bed and a bite to eat in Islamabad, Kashgar, Manali, Leh, Srinagar, Shimla, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Lhasa, Shigatse, Kathmandu and Guwahati

Also includes motorcycling in northern India – since the level of practical detail required by cyclists will also appeal to motorcyclists a special section on northern India, the most popular area, is included.

Pages: 368