Thursday, January 11, 2018

A wonderful trip to the Nujiang - and Laomudeng (老姆登)



Just spent a marvellous 10 days cycling from the Tibet border north of Bingzhongluo to Liuku - about 300 km. Not ideal conditions for a small for a small folding bike - the 228 highway is being upgraded to make access better for tourists. But the scenery and the people were both fantastic. Going by bike allows you to see & experience so much more than being confined on a bone-rattling bus. The highlight for me was 'discovering' the mountain top village of Laomudeng, neat Fugong. A beautiful Christian church set up by the local Nu people. Spent New Year there. Bliss.


4 comments:

Peter Jost said...

Any comments on the folding bike experience Michael? Would you change anything? Is Brompton the one?

Dan said...

Hope you will post more and more often! I had a chance last year to visit Yunnan from Dali up to Gyeltang, and did see some very remarkable places, most of them not off the beaten track, unfortunately, and I did spend a far too much time in so-called Shangrila. I see the roadsign says in Tibetan "yun bod sa-mtshams," border of Yunnan and Tibet.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great New Years

Visiting the same area at the end of this month for some trekking. Would love any advice you could give!

Michael Woodhead said...

Hi Peter, I'm posting my notes on the Brompton at the cycle touring site Crazy Giy on a Bike http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/nujiangbrompton