Day 39: Chengdu - Lhasa - Distance travelled so far 1,983km "Giant Panda's/Tibet Permits and our man Gyamtso"
After a very heavy night out with our newly made American friends, we pluck up the courage to head to The Giant Panda's in Chengdu. It proves to be a really cool experience. Check out the footage and pics.
Panda Panda Panda!!!!
Some more Bamboo Charles?....Why not Cedric!!!
Oh so cute....they are sleeping like little babies!!!!
Red Panda's in Chengdu..Ferocious little guys we reckon!!
After our cool Panda experience, we set out on our route to Lhasa in Tibet. We have sent just two bikes ahead of us to Lhasa....(Brians bikes being in the hands of a Chengdu deviant).
We have now all the relevent permits and tour arranged..... and our contact named Gymatso aka "Yak Boy" will be waiting for us once we arrive in Lhasa.....It has taken a great deal of patience on our behalves, but hopefully it will all be worth it in the long run. Although cycling in Tibet will not be possible, we will certainly enjoy what Tibet has to offer.....Roll on Everest Base camp!!!!!!
Arriving in Lhasa (altitude 3,500m) - Pictured with our Tour Guide Gyamtso.Incidentally, those white scarfs we are sporting are traditional Tibetan gifting/thanking itemsgiven to us by Gyamtso on arrival...