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looking for disappearing tibet guide

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im looking change my truck for a bicycle for tow months in the summer to cycle through Tibet to Katmandu with my girlfreind.

Does anybody have know a guide that's willing to do meet you at the borders and leave you alone for the bits in between.

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What is the question?

If you are bicycling in Nepal then it is all one country ...

If you are bicycling from London to Tibet in two months .. that fairly quick! Say 8,000+km in 60 days = 134km+ every day on a loaded touring bike? Don't think so.

If you only want help going over a boarder with a bicycle then I think you'll find those places where it is perceived to be difficult the local touts will be there to 'assist'.

So what route are you thinking of, or what border do you think will be 'difficult'?
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Sorry I though Tibet was Nepal .. got mixed up. So you start in Tibet and go to Nepal... Yes well as the post below says .. you will be stuck with a guide and probably a driver in a car. Or truck. Not nice. Are you fixed on Tibet? Butan is expensive - $R200 a day, but would be more friendly?

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The regulations on Tibet are very strict these days. The Chinese govt. has closed down several tour companies who tried to bend the rules. So, I think it is unlikely you will find a guide who will just leave you to it, they have too much to lose at the moment. Here's hoping sanity returns to Tibet in the near future.
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