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Friendship highway towards the Tibetan Plateau 16th September 2007

3 Responses to “Friendship highway towards the Tibetan Plateau”

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    Romke:

    Muddy? I can see the road is narrow, winding, exposed and scary in general, but you don\'t mean it is also … slippery, do you?

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    Gijs:

    Yip Romke, it is often very slippery..i travelled it in 2001 from Tibet towards Nepal, very scary decent..unfortunally we had a driver who thought he was Colin McRea himself (R.I.P)

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    Josef Renklint:

    Wow, amazing view. One of those breathtaking hillside roads, that you love and hate to have to drive..

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Friendship highway towards the Tibetan Plateau

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Tibet is mostly on a high plateau, but neighbour Nepal is about 3 kilometers lower. At the only bordercrossing a muddy road fights its way up the old continental divide – the Himalayas are a result of the collision of the Indian subcontinent and Eurasia.

Strangely enough the dirt road is called the Friendship Highway, while going through occupied territory of Tibet..

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