Tibet Overland: A Route and Planning Guide

Tibet Overland: A Route and Planning Guide


By (author) Kym McConnell

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  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 181mm x 17mm | 345g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Hindhead, Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1873756410
  • ISBN 13: 9781873756416
  • Illustrations note: 16pp colour maps
  • Sales rank: 1,524,242

Product description

Whether traveling by 4WD, bus, mountain bike, or even yak, this guide provides invaluable advice and the most detailed maps for independent travelers crossing the world's highest and largest plateau. Tibet is a mountain-biker's paradise. Where else in the world can they cycle alongside 8000m peaks and cross 5000m 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. Detailed information on over 9000kms of overland routes with a km-by-km breakdown of these classic journeys: *Lhasa to Kathmandu *Everest Base Camp (possible even by bicycle) *Lhasa to Nam Tso *Lhasa to Yarlung Valley *Xining and Golmud to Lhasa *Chengdu to Lhasa *Kunming and Dali to Lhasa *Lhasa to Mt Kailash and Kashgar

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Author information

Kym McConnell first set foot in Tibet more than ten years ago. He has been traveling in the region on and off ever since, one visit including a six-month stint in northern India working for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. He grew up in Blenheim, New Zealand and currently lives in London.

Review quote

"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