Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Texan in Tibet - Day 10 Riding Plan - "Back to K-K-K-K-K-K Kathmandu"

"A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power."
- Brian Tracey

That's why I'm going to Kathmandu
Up to the mountain's where I'm going to
And if I ever get out of here
That's what I'm gonna do 
K-K-K-K-K-K Kathmandu
Really, really where I'm going to
If I ever get out of here
I'm going to Kathmandu - Bob Seger

Kyirong Town to Kathmandu

If all goes to plan, this day will start with a short 24 kilometer down to the Tibet-Nepal border.  Here, I'll repeat (in reverse) the immigration process of crossing the Friendship Bridge, bid farewell to my Tibetan escort, and complete the Nepali Customs process.  The rest of the day will be consumed by riding back into civilization and down to Kathmandu where traffic signals, lanes painted on the roads, and signs are mere suggestions that are pretty much ignored by the locals.  I will have negotiated some of Earth's highest mountain passes and some over-the-top crazy terrain, yet riding out of and back into Kathmandu will probably prove to be most dangerous parts of the trip.

Depending on my arrival time in Kathmandu, I'll return the Himalayan and check into my hotel to decompress and prepare for my return to the States on May 20th.