Lhasa to Kathmandu Ride – Landscape Photo Essay

Here are a selection of some of my favourite photographs from my recent bike ride between Lhasa and Kathmandu. It doesn’t tell the entire story but it gives you an idea of the drama of the landscape we were cycling through!


Still at moderate altitude this was taken on the first day riding out of Lhasa.      


Top of the Kamba La pass at 4700m. The colour of the lake was incredible!


Middle of “nowhere” and 5000km to Bejing!


The road ahead always looked long!


And the drama of the landscape was breathtaking!


A beautiful calm morning just before we headed off road To Mt Everest.


Top of the 5200m Pang La pass.  Unfortunately too cloudy to get our first view of Mt Everest.


Looking back down the final road that leads to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp.


The vastness and drama of the scenery that surrounded us was amazing!


As we descended down heading back into Nepal the sudden change in landscape was astounding!


Back in the lush, green valleys of Nepal! 


From the last day as we cycled round the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Still to come in my next series of photo essays from Tibet and Nepal :

* The People and Culture

* Mount Everest

* The Random moments

And then finally I can get onto Incredible INDIA…………..!


6 responses to “Lhasa to Kathmandu Ride – Landscape Photo Essay

  1. Awesome adventure, and some great pictures to show for it. Now I will be romanticising about bike holidays again and my husband will have to remind me I don’t like bike riding that much. Although I think it’s time I gave it another go – my taste may have adapted. I could certainly be persuaded if I followed in your wheel tracks here.

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