The road less travelled – The route

We hope you enjoyed Ed’s recent contribution to Rohantime and his realtime updates from the roof of the world in Tibet. In his first post he looks forward to the trip, his expectations and thoughts. In his last post, he talks about the problems realtime updates presented, the equipment  and the Rohan Outdoor Clothing he used. The posts contain some valuable information on this remote area and insights into the peoples lives and difficulties which are both geographical and political. In between he updated Rohantime with 14 posts over 16 days on the journey, the people, the highs and lows and lots more.

We hope it will provide a valuable resource for any future visits to this area of Tibet.

When we asked Ed if we could publish his Map, he told us that they had to surrender most of them at the border and they burnt the others before they returned. That says a great deal about the sensitive nature of visits to the area.

Ed has kindly supplied this map of his proposed route with some updates.

“This map starts at Saga, you head east to Raga, which is marked, then head north to Tsochen (aka Coqen), then west. This is where the intended line and our route diverge. We headed south from the salt flats, to where the yellow road starts and then went west to rejoin the red line and go to the west of Keding Kangri/Tsebon Ri. We did NOT take the possible route out, it didn’t exist. Also, the yellow road marked on the map doesn’t exist. We followed the long valley south-east of Lungkar called the Pudog Tsangpo, passing to the east of the Loinbo Kangri across the Sumje La and then down to Basaguke”.

Check out all Ed’s posts on The road less travelled

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