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You will not find detailed maps of Tibet. The first one I drew, the others are US Air Navigational Maps (1:1000'000) which Cornelius and I "doctored" over many months to show all necessary details for our trip. They are unique and cannot be found anywhere.

Note: all places have several names, Tibetan, Tibetan translated into Chinese Pinyin, Chinese, and occasionally European. The "roads" are best guesses, the elevations in feet and meters, mostly from Sven Hedin's expedition maps, are accurate.

 Map 1. Present-Day Autonomous Tibet.


Map 2.  Lhasa, Ganden, Samye, Yamdrok Tso, Gyantse, and Shigatse


 Map 3. Shigatse, Sakya, Sangsang 

 Map 4. Sangsang, Saga, Zhongba


Map 5. Zhongba to Mayum La



 Map 6. The Sacred Lakes, Kailas, and Burang



Map 7. The Kailas Korla


Map 8. The Escape: Pelko Tso, Yarle Chung La, Nyalam, Zhangmu and Kathmandu








Yamdrok Tso

Road to Kailas


Kailas Korlam

Marpham Tso

Race Back