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Lhasa to Kathmandu Cycle - 25 days

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Nepal / Tibet

This trip involves riding from the ancient capital of Lhasa across the Tibetan Plateau via Mount Everest Base Camp and near the end we ride the longest downhill in the world to the border of Nepal. This downhill ride is 160k’s over two days. A real buzz!!!!
This ride allows time for exploring many of Tibet’s most fascinating cities and gives the rider the opportunity to ride the best and most scenic portions of the friendship highway that links these two ancient Himalayan Kingdoms.This trip offers those bikers with an adventurous spirit to share with the mysterious nomadic people of Tibet and experience this vast and unique landscape.
We start our twenty five day tour in Kathmandu (Nepal) on a two day acclimatisation bike ride to Nagarkot (in the Kathmandu valley)where we can see the most amazing sunset & sunrise over the nearby mountains.

We fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu over the spectacular snow capped Himalayan Mountains with great views of Mt Everest on a clear day.There is a free time in Lhasa to watch the devout pilgrims circle the temple or search for beautiful Tibetan souvenirs in the local markets.We visit the  Tibetan Monasteries which has colourful traditional architecture, the multi storey Khumbhum Stupa, the famous 7th century Potala Palace in Lhasa and the bustling Barkhor bazaar.
Support vehicles carry all equipment (and riders who may need a rest on the climbs!) which gives the freedom to accommodate participants of many different levels of riding skills.
Please note that due to the earthquake in  Nepal in April 2015 the 160k downhill section from Tingri to the Nepal border and crossing the Friendship Highway bridge is not possible until this re opens). During this time we will return to Lhasa via a different route and fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. However if a new road is open and it is safe for our groups to cross these routes that would also be a option.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – sightseeing
Day 2: Cycle Kathmandu to Nagarkot (for acclimatisation)
Day 3: Cycle  Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Day 4: Fly  Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 5: Lhasa -sightseeing (aclimatisation)
Day 6: Lhasa -sightseeing (aclimatisation cycle in Lhasa)
Day 7: Cycle Lhasa to base of Kamba La pass
Day 8: Cycle over  Kamba La pass – Lake Yamdruk
Day 9:
Cycle Lake Yamdruk  to  base of Karo La pass
Day 10:
Cycle over Karo La pass – Simi La pass – Gyantse
Day11:
Cycle Gyantse – Shigatse
Day 12:
Shigatse ( rest day)
Day 13: Cycle Shigatse  – Gyachung Monastery near turn off
Day 14: Cycle Gyachung Monastery turn off –  Tso La pass – Lhatse
Day 15: Cycle Lhaste – Gyatso La pass – Shegar
Day 16:
Cycle Shegar – EBC side road – Pang La pass – Tashi Zong – Rongbuk valley
Day 17:
Cycle Rongbuk valley – Rongbuk Monastery
Day 18:
Cycle  Rongbuk Monastery – Everest Base Camp (16k’s return)  –  Rongbuk Monastery
Day 19:
Cycle / Drive Rongbuk Monastery – Long Jong La pass – Tingri (visit Hot- Springs)
Day 20:
Cycle/ drive  Tingri –  Shigatse
Day 21:
Cycle / drive  Shigatse – Yangpache ( visit Hot-springs)
Day 22:
Cycle / drive  Yangpache – Namtso Lake
Day 23: Cycle / drive Namtso Lake – Lhasa
Day 24: Fly Lhasa – Kathmandu
Day 25: Kathmandu
Group size: max 12


Trip Dates

Start: Kathmandu     End: Kathmandu


Other dates available on request


Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD$ 4,890.00 to USD6,590.00(depending on numbers in the group- Group 4- 12)
Single Tent/shared hotels: USD $350.00
Bike hire:USD $400.00


Price Includes:

  • Experienced English speaking cycling guides
  • Ascend to Everest Base Camp (with 2 nights at Rongbuk Monastery)
  • Acclimatisation days in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lhasa, Gyaste, Shigaste
  • Return flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa, including transfers and departure taxes (value USD1,200)
  • half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyaste and Shigaste including most entrance fees value USD130.00
  • Cultural dinner with local entertainment in Kathmandu – value USD30
  • Support vehicles to carry luggage and for when you would like to take a rest from cycling
  • Three meals a day while camping with dinning tent, table and chairs
  • Fifteen nights hotel/ Guesthouse in Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Shegar, Tingri, Rongbuk
  • Nine x nights camping (with two man tents and comfortable foam mattress).
  • All accommodation is on twin share basis
  • Tibet Travel permit valued at USD80.00
  • Tibet Visa valued at USD $100.00 (extra fee applies for United States Nationalities)
  • All ground transfers as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water when cycling
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Trekking Adventures cycling T-Shirt Valued at USD $75.00

Vote with your feet and come walk with me.

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