What a final ride. We went up and over again to end up in the town of Tingri, known for their hot springs though we were all too shattered to partake. If the border had been open we would have started the many thousand meter descent to Kathmandu. But the border is not open so from Tingri we will bus back to Lhasa.
It was a helluva ride. Apparently most peeps don’t actually do the climb! They didn’t tell us that until camp. So being TYL we did the day:
Elevation gain 601m
Max elevation 5100m
Elevation lost 762m
Max speed 41.6 (HR)
Total ride 65.4km
53km of mountain biking!! And I mean bone jarring, hand numbing, knee crunching, flat inducing (Farid), washboard road, chunky rock, river crossing real Mtn biking!!! While surviving the ride we had expansive views of Cho Oyu, another 8000m peak!!
Duration of the ride: 5 hr 17 min!!