Monday, February 17, 2020

A Texan in Tibet - Riding Day 9 Plan

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
- Elenor Roosevelt

Rongbuk/Everest Base Camp - Kyirong Town

This day is kind of up for grabs and really depends on how Riding Day 8 goes.  If I didn't hit the Everest Base Camp on Day 8, I will do so on day 9.  If this is the case, it could make for a very long riding day heading down from the Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp with all its traffic and then backtracking up again.  From Base camp, I'll ride back through Rongbuk, through Tingri across what is described as the highest plateau in the world (4,384 meters/14,380 feet), and then northwest to Kyirong Town at a mere 2,700 meters/8,900 feet elevation.  The interactive map can be viewed here.  Unless something unplanned happens, the night spent in Kyirong will be my last in Tibet.