West Tibet: Minor roads to Gertse

small road between Domar and Yanhu

across the wide open space

on a pass 5580m

West Tibet is very remote - it is the land of the Tibetan nomads and a vast variety of wild animals. West Tibet offers great opportunity to explore small tracks to isolated villages or to cycle off-road across the big wide open space. There are few towns and truckstops with basic food supply, while at many of the only seasonally inhabited nomad camps one can obtain tsampa or dried yak meat. Be self contained and be prepared for a physically and mentally challenging adventure at high altitude.

Some West Tibet and ChangTang links:
By fair means - crossing the ChangTang plateau south to north (Stefan Simmerer, Frank Kauper; 1997)
Kerriya Shankou Expedition (Janne Corax & Nadine Saulnier, Martin Adserballe; 2002)
Across the ChangTang from Magnai Zhen to Shuanghu (Janne Coarx, Nadine Saulnier; 2003)
"The search for the highest road on earth" Martin Adserballe, Jeff Garnand; 2004)
North-to-South crossing of the ChangTang by bicycle Qiemo to Gertse (a team of four Russians; 2005)
South-to-North crossing of the ChangTang by bicycle Gertse to Qiemo (Martin Adserballe; 2005)
To Ulugh Muztagh by bike and further to Golmud (a team of Russians; 2009)