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Occupied Territories: A ride from Kashgar to Lhasa


A solo unsupported ride from Kashgar, Western China to Lhasa, Tibet.

2,999 km (1,863 miles) over 54 days from July 17, 2007 to September 8, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Custom bikes, Equipment lists, Offroad, 1-3 months
Locales: Asia, Tibet, China, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu
Year: 2007
Keywords: bicycle, bike, kashgar, xinjiang, tibet, lhasa, kailash, aksai chin

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Occupiedterritories

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Peter Quaife - (contact)

Status: Completed Oct 2007Featured Journal #251
Last update: Tuesday March 16, 2010 09:38 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 16 Mar 2010 11:04 (US/Pacific))
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Chiragsaldi descent. Perfectly barren.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Started
Kashgar to Yensigar: On the road at last
Yensigar to Shache/Yarkant: How not to ride in a desert
Yarkant to Yecheng/Khargilik: Slackboy rides again
Yecheng to km102: Into the wilds
km 102 to 20km past Kudi on the Chiragsaldi Pass: First Pass, First Checkpoint
Another 18 km up the Chriagsaldi: Shortest ride of my life!
Mazar: Safely over the first big pass
Mazar to the Kirgizjangal Pass: More uphill
Just past Xaidulla: Predatory hospitality
Over the Koshbel Pass: Way harder than it should have been
Dahongliutan: Ina!
Dongliutan to the Khitai Pass: How company slows you down.
Khitai Pass and into the Aksai Chin: No water!
Across the Aksai Chin
Tielong
Tielong to Sumxi: Into Tibet at last
Sumxi to km790: Through the worst
Domar: Back to the grindstone
Domar to Pangong Tso
Pangong Tso to Rutog Xian: An easy day at last
Rutog Xian to the La-Me La: Asphalt!!
La-Me La to Ali: Civilisation
Ali: Rest Day
Ali to Namru: More Asphalt
Namru to past Bauer: Still asphalt!!
Bauer to a ford before Darchen: Company at last
Darchen: Agro
Kailash Kora, day 1: Never EVER take any notice of Lonely Planet guides.
Mt Kailash Kora, Day 2: Highest I've ever been
Darchen to Lake Mansoravar: Back on the bike
Mansoravar to Horchu: More sins (and dirt) washed away
Horchu to Gung Gyu Tso: Why you should never buy a used sleeping bag
Gung Gyu Tso to Tsesum: Happy anniversary
Tsesum to Horpa: Crash
Horpa to past Paryang: Wind and dunes
Old Zhongba
Old Zhongba to Lhaktsang: More company... briefly
Lhaktsang to Saga: Clean at last
Saga: Rest day
Saga to Raga
Raga to Gyedo
Gyedo to Sangsang: Snow!
Sangsang to Ngamring: Trees at last
Ngamring to Lhatse: Farewell to Highway 219
Lhatse: Rest day
Lhatse to Shab Geding: The Tour de Tibet comes past
Shab Geding to Shigatse: On the tourist trail
Shigatse: Another rest day
Shigatse to Gyantse
Gyantse: Yet another rest day
Gyantse to ?
? to Nakartse: This time it really was the last 5000m pass
Nagartse to Quxul: The last pass, the last lake and a storm of biblical proportions
Journey's End, Lhasa
Postscript: In Lhasa
My bike: Bike nerd alert.
Kit list
On washing
Maps
Links
Post script


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