From Heaven Lake to the Golden Earth 12 months 15,000kms 5 major mountain ranges & 9 countries
A cycling odyssey from the Tien Shan range in Xinjiang, China to the last gasp of the Himalayas in Burma/Myanmar.
|A satellite image of High Asia and my planned cycling route|
(click on the map to enlarge)
|Geographical and political map of the region, showing the five main mountain ranges|
|The projected route over the Mountains of Asia|
I will start the cycle trip at Heaven Lake, high in the Tien Shan and then ride across the broad plains of Xinjiang in the shadow of the Tien Shan range. Cross the Kazakh border at Korgas and onto Issyk Kol (lake) in Kyrgyzstan. Arriving in Bishkek late April. I'll try to explore some of the Tien Shan range in Kyrgyzstan but it may be too early with too much snow on the passes.
|The Karakorams (Pakistan) and the Indian Himalayas|
|North-East India- Assam and Arunchal Pradesh|