Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain bike tour offers the world's longest and steepest descent – a non-stop downhill that begins on the Tibetan Plateau and winds 150 kms down to the fertile millet/rice fields of Nepal (an unbelievable 4600m descent!).
You will ride more than 1,105 km through Tibet on crushed stone roads and over spectacular mountain passes. The highest point of the journey comes when we arrive at the monastery of Rongbuk and see MMt. Everest Base Camp (5200m). This is the only trip in the world where you can visit Mt. Everest Base Camp with a bicycle! It was here on the North Face .
We stay overnight during this journey in hotels and in tents. An experienced crew of guides, cooks and drivers from both Nepal and Tibet provide for a smooth operation. The tours are available between the months of April and October and feature 15 full days of biking with full logistical support.
This mountain bike experience will also bring you into contact with three religions (Bonpo, Buddhism, Lamaism and Hinduism) and act as an introduction to the mysticism of Tibetan culture, the friendliness of the people and the daily culture in villagers\'
For this tours clients should confirm 30 days in advance with their passport copy , we will make Tibet visa here in Kathmandu , they do not need to do anything’s and for your information Kathmandu Lhasa flight is 3 days a week, it is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ,
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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner, o/n in a hotel +D Day 02: Sightseeing around in Kathmandu, process Tibet visa, o/n in a hotel +O visit, swoyambhu, Boudha, Pasupati, Durbar square and process for Tibet visa Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa ,(3650m) o/n in a hotel +O Morning transfer to Kathmandu airport and fly to Lhasa, you will have 1 hour 10 minutes, Trans Himalayan Flight to Lhasa, considered one of the most beautiful flights in the world, takes us over Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8536m). You will meet by our Tibetan guide at Gonggar airport. After immigration formalities, a 1.5 hour drive along 93 km road you will reach Lasha. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude.
Day 04: Sightseeing around in Lhasa, o/n in a hotel +O today will be spent visiting several of Lhasa's many monasteries in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch we'll visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Jokhang Temple. This temple is possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing around in Lhasa, o/n in a hotel +O This morning we will visit the Potala Palace, which dominates the city of Lhasa. A spectacular building, it contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand staterooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. A visit to the Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly awe- inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was once the largest in the world with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution.
Day 06: Mountain bike to Yamruksho (6hrs, 85km, 3700m) o/n in camp +O+L+D your trans-Himalayan biking adventure begins. Our journey towards Everest starts with the Friendship Highway as it heads out across the plateau. We leave Lhasa and cycle along the Tsangpo River to foot of the Kamba Pass.
Day 07: Mountain bike to Kamba (5hrs, 55km, 4485m) o/n in camp +O+L+D summit lavishly adorned with prayer flags (4794m). After descending we continue alongside Lake Yamdruk,
Day 08: Mountain bike to Kora (5hrs, 57km, 4750m) o/n in camp +O+L+D Leaving the beautiful lake behind, we cycle along the Friendship highway which soon becomes a gravel roadway, through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo Pass ,where our tented village will be prepared for the night.
Day 09: Mountain bike to Gyantse (6hrs, 79km, 3985m) o/n in a hotel +O+L A significant day on the tour, as we have to get up early to climb the high Karo Pass (5010m). Around us we can see glaciers stretching down to 6000m and beautiful lakes. You are rewarded for your effort with a night in a top hotel in the city of Gyantse
Day 10: Mountain bike to Shigatse (6hrs, 85km, 3865m) o/n in a hotel +O+L Morning we will visit the Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century and the Kumbum, a large gold-domed stupa with several small chapels, containing an impressive collection of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We then head out on the highway towards Shigatse. Although today involves a longer distance, the highway is tarred and flat. In the afternoon we will arrive in Tibet's second largest city.
Day 11: Mountain bike to Gyachung ( 6hrs,75km,4600m) o/n in camp +O+L+D We leave Shigatse and ride over two small passes and through several small Tibetan villages. We will cycle past the isolated Gyachung Monastery and camp.
Day 12: Mountain bike to Lhatse (7hrs, 95km, 4150m) o/n in camp +O+L+D The route leads us through picturesque valleys before the long route begins which leads over the Tso-La (4520m). After lunch we head towards Lhatse past the hot springs and camp about 10km outside of town.
Day 13: Mountain bike to Shegar (6hrs, 70km, 4150m) o/n in a hotel +O+L Today we view the stunning canyon of the 5220m Gyatso-La. On a clear day you will be rewarded for your effort with your first view of Mount Everest. After a 40 km ride through flat prairie towns, you will arrive in the town of Pelbar, often referred to as Shegar, Shegar, is a popular stopover for anyone heading to the Everest region. Today will be a long and grueling ride through the canyon
Day 14: Mountain bike to Pang ( (6hrs,70km,4200m) o/n in camp +O+L+D Just outside of Shegar, we will divert off the main Lhasa-Kathmandu highway and head towards the world's highest peak, Everest. After passing through the border control point, you will be faced with 20km’s of uphill switchbacks (42 hairpin bends in total!) before you reach the summit of the Pang Pass (5150m). Your reward will be some of the most magnificent views of Everest and her surrounding peaks. Enjoy lunch as you gaze over Makalu (8463m), Shishapangma (8012m), Cho Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8850m) and several other breathtaking peaks. Then a 20-kilometer downhill follows to the Rongbuk
Day 15: Mountain bike to Rongbuk (4hrs, 40km, 5050m) o/n in camp +O+L+D Now you should be at peak fitness and excited about the approach of Everest Base Camp. A bumpy road winds up through the Rongbuk valley until the majestic Mount Everest appears before you. We will camp beside the monastery with the unforgettable sight of the 8848m peak in front of your eyes. We will stay here for two days. On your second day, you can either read a book or get even closer to Everest by taking a walk, cycling or hopping on a donkey and cart ride to Everest base camp, which is 8km from the campsite.
Day 16: Mountain bike to EBC, explore Everest base camp, o/n in camp +O+L+D Free and explore Everest base camp with great views of Himalayan range
Day 17: Mountain bike to Tingri (5hrs, 59km, 4350m) o/n in camp +O+L+D After breakfast, we head back down the bumpy road and then take a "short-cut" into the mountains. Another bumpy trail takes us over a canyon and down into Tingri
Day 18: Mountain bike to Lalung (6hrs, 75km,4300m) o/n in camp +O+L+D Today begins with a 40 to 50km flat ride before lunch. Then we tackle the gradual incline of the Lalung Pass (4990m). From here you will feel like you are as high as the peaks around you, including Shishapangma (8012m). Day 19: Mountain bike to Mountainbike to Zangmu (8hrs, 117km,2300m) o/n in a hotel +O+L today, we tackle our last up hill, as we cycle up the incredible Thang Pass to 5050m. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan chain as you free wheel the most incredible nonstop downhill, all the way to the Nepalese border. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan chain as you freewheel down.
Day 20: Mountain bike to Namo Buddha (8hrs, 97km, 1700m) o/n in a hotel +O+L From Zhangmu we have to pass through customs and into Nepal. Once you are in the Nepali town of Kodari the downhill continues for the next 50 km along some very bumpy and rocky roads. Suddenly it is tropical and humid and green again as you cycle alongside rice paddies. After you reach the town of Dolalghat you must climb up to Namo Buddha
Day 21: Mountain bike to Kathmandu ( 2hrs,35km) o/n in a hotel +O After breakfast, about 2 hours back to Kathmandu and in afternoon at leisure
Day 22: Transfer to international airport in Kathmandu +O
01. All ground transfers.
02. Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu (twin sharing / BB).
03. Airfare: Kathmandu-Lhasa
04. Tibet travel permit, Tibet Visa fee, All entrance fees.
05. Hotels in Tibet (including breakfast and all taxes) as per itinerary.
06. All Camping Equipments.
07. Support Truck and a Land Cruiser
08. Meals by our cook while camping.
10. Daily wages of staff and guides.
01. Departure Taxes.
02. Personal expenses like Lunch/dinner in the Hotel; Bar bills; Laundry;Tips etc
03. Travel insurance.