Day 230. 101km. Shangri La – Qiaotou

Posted: December 28, 2015 in China, Cycling
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Today I left the Tibetan Plateau, I dropped below 3000m, and will stay there for the rest of the trip. The drop was fun. First 60km of small ups and downs staying at 3400m, and then down and down and down – to 2100m in 40km. It was fast.

On the way to the Tiger Leaping Gorge

On the way to the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Today the goal was the Tiger Leaping Gorge. A guy at the lodge knew all about it. I should leave my bike and stuff at the base, and climb up to the first guesthouse on the mountain today. It is too hot and unpleasant at the base of the walk. So.. 100km cycling, and then 2 hours of hiking. I am now looking out over a wall of pointy mountains as the sun goes down. The Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Teeth mountains

Teeth mountains

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, gorgeous scenery! What a phenomenal place.

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