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Tibet (1995)

Day ride from Lhasa looking for a monastery, all I found was a army base

On the way to Shigatze, high pass for the day was 3700M

On the friendship highway to Nepal. High pass for the day was 3900M

On the friendship highway to Nepal. High pass for the day was 3900M

Oh man what a night, I was in early stage of hypothermia this morning. I push my bike to this sunny spot and started cooking to try to recover.

Big test today

Big test today. My first 5200M pass nearly killed me. I never thought a human being can breath so fast for so long.

Almost to the turn off to Everest now. High pass for the day was 4300M

The access road to Everest Basecamp

You are entering the Everest Nature Reserve at 5120M

You are entering the Everest Nature Reserve at 5120M

You are entering the Everest Nature Reserve at 5120M

Time to make our way down to the valley again

Time to make our way down to the valley again

And we were in the valley

And we were in the valley. Still some clouds covering Everest

Not the best view of Everest yet

Not the best view of Everest yet

Not the best view of Everest yet

Not the best view of Everest yet

Not the best view of Everest yet

Not the best view of Everest yet

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M. We are actually going the othe way.

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M. We are actually going the othe way.

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M

Going to Rongbuk Monastery today, just 7 KM from Everest Basecamp at 4900M. What a view. Should've include the monastery.

The last 7KM to Basecamp at 5200M

Everest Basecamp, Tibet at 5200M

Everest Basecamp, Tibet at 5200M

Everest Basecamp, Tibet at 5200M

Everest Basecamp, Tibet at 5200M

Unfortunately, I had to go the next day. I had a run in with the park warden and it was in my best interest to leave. So we hitch a ride with a truck

Left Tingri toward Nepal. Today's high pass was 4300M

Another big day today. Made it through my first pass of 5120M without having to push the bike at all. On the second pass of 5200M, I had to push a bit

This is it, the last pass at 5200M. It is all the way down to 800M in Nepal from here

The road down to Nepal

The road down to Nepal

Zhangmu, the border town on the Tibetan side

Landslide

Landslide

First sign of water, that means you are out of Tibet

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