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Everest Base Camp

May 24, 2011

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, and the road that leads to Base Camp: today the Adventure Tibet Tour reached its ultimate destination. The Base Camp road is an unpaved washboard track, more than 100 km long, with more than 100 hairpin turns. Nowhere else can you ...

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Mount Everest, here we come!!!

May 23, 2011

After an exciting crossing of Lhakpa-La, at 5250 m the highest mountain pass on this tour, today we finally laid eyes on the world's tallest mountain: Mount Everest, or Qomolangma, as the locals call it. I could marvel about its beauty and write sentence upon sentence ...

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Gravel, sand & dirt!

May 21, 2011

One of the most spectacular riding days of this spectacular tour through Tibet. First we coverd 80 km of single track, unpaved, cut into the rock high above the Yarlung River. Then, after a picnic of instant noodles, bananas and snickers we tackled Budrang-La, a mountain pass ...

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Tibet: the first high mountain pass

May 18, 2011

Our first riding day took us to Nam Tso, one of Tibet's holy lakes, around 200 km north of Lhasa. At 4750 m (15,800 ft) it is said to be the world's highest lake. In order to get there we had to cross our first high mountain ...

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First Tibet-Tour of 2011 is under way!

May 16, 2011

Tibet, Roof of the World, we are back once again. After meeting up yesterday in Chengdu, an average-size city of 8-10 million people in southwestern China, the group flew to Lhasa together today. Tibet's capital city is situated at an elevetion of 3,700 meters, where the air ...

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