Crossing Tibet by Bike: A 2000 mile / 3333 km journey

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Ray showing off his new Tibetan nomad sheep skin jacket. Tingre, Tibet.
  Ray showing off his new Tibetan nomad sheep skin jacket. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

John and Ray looking cold at sunset. The machinery in the background is the local road construction outfit. Tingre, Tibet.
John and Ray looking cold at sunset. The machinery in the background is the local road construction outfit. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

Nomads from Western Tibet come to the small town of Tingre with their herds of sheep for trading. Tingre, Tibet.
Nomads from Western Tibet come to the small town of Tingre with their herds of sheep for trading. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

The nomads just set up camp behind the hotel, it is cheaper that getting a room. Tingre, Tibet.
The nomads just set up camp behind the hotel, it is cheaper that getting a room. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

John, Ray and Marcel at the top of the last pass before Nepal. La Lung La, Tibet.

John, Ray and Marcel at the top of the last pass before Nepal. La Lung La, Tibet.



 
 

Small stone markers are left as offerings at the tops of passes all over the Himalayan region. La Lung La, Tibet.
Small stone markers are left as offerings at the tops of passes all over the Himalayan region. La Lung La, Tibet.



 
 

This is a large incense burner. Large piles of sage, and other dried plants are burned inside as offerings at the top of the pass. La Lung La, Tibet.
This is a large incense burner. Large piles of sage, and other dried plants are burned inside as offerings at the top of the pass. La Lung La, Tibet.



 
 

John and Ray with big smiles in anticipation of the coming 15,000 ft vertical feet (4570 vertical meters) of downhill that they are about to embark on. La Lung La, Tibet.
John and Ray with big smiles in anticipation of the coming 15,000 ft vertical feet (4570 vertical meters) of downhill that they are about to embark on. La Lung La, Tibet.



 
 

John with his trusty Bontrager mountain bike. La Lung La, Tibet.
John with his trusty Bontrager mountain bike. La Lung La, Tibet.



 
 
Ray checking out the coming switchbacks that lead to the Nepal border. Nyalam, Tibet.
Ray checking out the coming switch backs that lead to the Nepal border. Nyalam, Tibet.


As we descend lower the hillsides are covered in dense forest. Nyalam, Tibet.

As we descend lower the hillsides are covered in dense forest. Nyalam, Tibet.


John enjoying the comforts of easy living in Kathmandu, Nepal.

John enjoying the comforts of easy living in Kathmandu, Nepal.


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