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January 14, 2011

The Road To Kathmandu


Double-check your brakes before heading to the finish line. Lhasa to Kathmandu is the world's longest & deepest mountain bike descent.

On road and off road trails between Lhasa and Kathmandu are plentiful - and odd! You never know who you might meet along the way. But, they're good people and they take great interest in us wasting time on follies, such as biking, when the snows are coming and cattle must be moved to lower elevations.

It takes about 4 days, round trip, for stories that will last a lifetime. Go off road to Rongbuk and view the north face of Mount Everest. Continue on to Everest Base Camp – not many people arrive there – on a bike.

Once you reach the Tibetan Frontier at Thang La, the hard work is over. Now begins the longest descent in the world, an astonishing drop of 10,000 feet to Nepal.

Kick back with a bottle of Tiger beer and Chicken Tanduri. The restaurant bill should set you back $2.00 US dollars – which makes spoiling yourself with a massage a whole lot easier…


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