The ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu defies superlatives.
The ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu defies superlatives. The countryside covers an amazing range from barley filled valleys, dramatic arid passes, the grandeur of Everest to the almost unreal descent into the greenery of Nepal clinging to the walls of steep river gorges. However, what impressed me most about the trip was how completely I could focus on just riding the bike and experiencing the surroundings. Mads and the support staff did a great job (despite a number of logistical challenges) and allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the task of riding through the spectacular and challenging terrain.