you'll probably be fine with a hybrid, altho a mountain bike would be more
comfortable. my opinion. but you might find getting spares difficult. not
a problem in the cities, but in small towns and villages, standard seems to be
26" tubes/tires....schrader. almost never see presta.
llasa can be done, but it'll be expensive. you must go in a group, with special
permits, accompanied by car and driver. it is possible to go as a group of one.
lonely planet/thorntree tibet sub-forum will have more information.
crossing borders with a dog? even if you have all the proper shot records,
the critter may have to spend weeks/months in quarantine.
Last edited by saddlesores; 02-02-12 at 10:43 AM.