Tibetan Plateau is a land of unparalleled superlatives: it is the largest and highest plateau on our planet, averaging 15,000 feet (4500m) in altitude. It is buttressed along its southern flank by the world’s greatest mountain range, the Himalayas. For many people, Tibet conjures images of barren windswept plains. And while this is true for regions of Northern Tibet, other regions are rich in diversity.
The plateau is dotted with thousands of lakes and extensive grasslands. And these are utilized by nomadic herders to graze yaks. Large tracts of forest in Eastern Tibet are regarded by China as their second most important source of timber. The glaciers and snowmelt of the Tibetan highlands initiate four of Asia’s greatest rivers. The river includes the Indus, the Brahmaputra, Karnali & Sutlej including several major sources of the Ganges, the Salween, the Mekong, the Yangtse, and the Yellow Rivers.
This tour guarantees to be a high point (in more ways than one) in any mountain biker’s life. And this rugged, remote, and beautiful country lies hidden behind Mt. Everest. And also many more of the world’s highest peaks in the Great Himal range.
Only a few brave cyclists have dared to ride along its inhospitable plateau. And forge a passage through these mystic lands into Kathmandu via Everest Base camp. The reward being the longest downhill in the world as you enter into Nepal, dropping an unimaginable 4500-m over 156kms. At a breathless average altitude of around 4450-m (14,596ft). So this expedition is not for the faint of heart. But for sure made for the pioneer in the spirit that is fit and feels at home on a bike. With 15days of biking over 1104kms, you’d want to be!!