- Trip Code : NTE-LMT50
- Trip Duration : 20 Days
- Trip Level : Strenuous
- Trip Max Altitude : 4700
- Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
- Trip End Location : Kathmandu
- Trip Route : Lhasa-Everest Base Camp-Kerong-Kathmandu
- Trip Best Season : April-October
- Hugely rewarding mountain biking in the Roof of the World, in arguably some of the most serene environments imaginable
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lhasa
- Stunning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
- Tasting exotic food like Yak cheese and butter tea in Tibet
- Interacting with pilgrims and monks
- Riding through high passes, including the Gyatso-La Pass (5,220m)
- Longest down hill biking (on paved road) in the world
- Visiting the Everest Base Camp and base of the Everest North Face via Rongbuk Valley
- A farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant on the day before departure to celebrate our trip success
Lhasa-Kathmandu Cycling Tour is one of the most remote regions in the world, the cycling from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal. This adventure cycling holiday will quite possible be a life changing journey through time, beautiful flat land scenery and physical demands. Our biking tour takes us along the Resuagadi - kerong highway to the Roof Top of the world, Everest Base Camp and takes in the world’s 2nd longest descent and the former homes of the Dalai Lama. Beginning in Lhasa altitude of 3650 we travel 1100km over five panoramic passes exceeding 4500m finishing in the Kathmandu valley where valley where the oxygen is rich and the lands fertile. Depending upon your individual test and strengths, we will ride bicycle average 70 km per day. The supporting vehicle is always available if you would rather take a day off the saddle. The Tibetan terrain is 70-80% tarmac road and 20% non-technical off road.
This adventure cyclists wishing to immerse themselves in Tibetan culture with a backdrop of ethereal views of the Tibetan plateau. On out journey through amazing Himalayan scenery, we visit some of the most significant monasteries of the region and come to understand the deep connection between culture, religion and the mountains. Lhasa – Kathmandu with Everest Base Camp Tour Biking tour includes an experience biking guide com mechanic fluent in English equipped vehicle carrying all the personal equipment, cyclist support vehicle with repair mechanic and all the spares parts needs.
During our cycling holiday you will be staying in hotel, guest house and in tents. An experience supporting crew of guide, cook and driver from both Nepal and Tibet provide for smooth operation. The tour is available between the month of April-October and feature 15 full days of biking with full of logistic support. This mountain biking experience will also bring you in to content with three religions such as Buddhism, Lamaism and the Hinduism act as an introduction to the mysticism of Tibetan culture, the friendliness of the people and the daily culture in villagers lives.
- Day 1 - Arrive at Lhasa
- Day 2 - Lhasa full day sightseeing.
- Day 3 - Full Day sightseeing in Lhasa.
- Day 4 - Beginning Cycling tour 85km.
- Day 5 - Biking to Kamba Pass 77km, 4700m Kamba pass climb 1000m.
- Day 6 - Cycling to Ralung crossing Karo Pass 56km.
- Day 7 - Cycling to Gyantse (56km cycling).
- Day 8 - Cycling to Shigatse (100km cycling).
- Day 9 - Biking to Gyachung Monastery-Rasa (100km cycling).
- Day 10 - Biking to Lhatse (60km Cycling).
- Day 11 - Cycling to Shegar (76km cycling).
- Day 12 - Biking to Pang Pass (65km cycling) and camping at Pasung 78km.
- Day 13 - Cycling to Rongbuk Monastery (26km biking).
- Day 14 - Cycling to Everest Bae Camp 2 km biking.
- Day 15 - Cycling to old Tingri (86km biking).
- Day 16 - Biking before Peokutso Lake (75km Cycling).
- Day 17 - Cycling to the foot of Gontala Pass (75km ascending).
- Day 18 - Biking to Kerong (110km Cycling).
- Day 19 - Morning Cycling downhill till Sybrubensi (45km Cycling). Drive continue to Kathmandu.
- Day 20 - Departure
Arrive at Lhasa
Upon arrival at Lhasa Our staff will received you, transfer to the hotel.
Lhasa full day sightseeing.
On this day we enjoy a full day sightseeing, during the sightseeing we will visit Dshokhang Temple and local market, but the highlight of the day will undoubtedly be tge visit to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lamas which dominates the Lhasa city. Hotel/Guide/Transport
Full Day sightseeing in Lhasa.
After breakfast we will visit Drepung monastery and local market in the afternoon you will be free either to explore the remaining attractions or prepare for the next day’s biking.
Beginning Cycling tour 85km.
Finally, our trans-Himalayan biking adventure begins. We leave Lhasa and cycle along the Tsangpo River to the foot of the Kamba Pass (3700 m). When you arrive you will find tents, latrines, shower tent and facilities ready. Overnight accommodation in tents.
Biking to Kamba Pass 77km, 4700m Kamba pass climb 1000m.
Your first mountain pass. A strong uphill climb reaches a summit lavishly adorned with prayer flags (4794m). After descending we continue alongside Lake Yamdruk, at the far side of which we set camp (4490m). Overnight accommodation in tents.
Cycling to Ralung crossing Karo Pass 56km.
Leaving the beautiful lake behind, we cycle through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo Pass (4750m), to Ralung where our tented village will be prepared for the night. Overnight accommodation in tents.
Cycling to Gyantse (56km cycling).
A significant day on the tour, as we have to get up early to climb the high Karo Pass (5010m). By now you will be feeling in good physical condition. Around us, we can see glaciers of 6000m and beautiful lakes. You are rewarded for your effort with a night in a top hotel in the city of Gyantse (3980m). Overnight accommodation at the hotel.
Cycling to Shigatse (100km cycling).
First, we will take an hour to visit the Palkhor Monastery and the old part of Gyantse town. Although today involves a longer distance, the highway is paved and flat. In the afternoon we will arrive in Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse (3860m). Overnight accommodation at the Hotel.
Biking to Gyachung Monastery-Rasa (100km cycling).
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. Overnight accommodation in tents at around 4100m.
Biking to Lhatse (60km Cycling).
The route leads us through picturesque valleys. Then the long ramp begins which leads to the Yulong pass (4520m). After lunch, we head towards Lhatse (3860m). Just before this town, there is a hot spring. We will camp approx. 10 km after Lhatse. Accommodation in tents.
Cycling to Shegar (76km cycling).
Today we have to contemplate the stunning canyon of the 5220m Lakpa Pass. 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. This town is a popular stopover for anyone heading to the Everest region. Overnight accommodation in a hotel.
Biking to Pang Pass (65km cycling) and camping at Pasung 78km.
It's now time to divert from the Lhasa-Kathmandu highway and head towards the world's highest peak. First, you are faced with 20km of uphill switchbacks (42 hairpin bends in total!) before you reach the summit of the Pang Pass (5150m). 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 Valley (4200m), where we camp. Overnight accommodation in tents.
Cycling to Rongbuk Monastery (26km biking).
Now you should be at peak fitness and very 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 8850m peak in front of your eyes. We will stay here for two days. Overnight accommodation in tents (5150m).
Cycling to Everest Bae Camp 2 km biking.
A day to relax. However, you will definitely want to get as close as you can to Everest. You can walk, cycle or even take a donkey and cart ride to the base camp which is 2 KM from the campsite. Back to Jha Rongbuk Overnight accommodation in camp.
Cycling to old Tingri (86km biking).
Leaving Rongbuk, we head back down the bumpy road then take a "short-cut" into the mountains. Another bumpy trail takes us over a canyon and down into Tingri (4340m). Overnight accommodation in tents.
Biking before Peokutso Lake (75km Cycling).
After breakfast in Tingri, we will then start our ride to the Peokutso Lake. Peokutso Lake Paiku (or Peiku, Tibetan: Paiku-Tso or -Tsho) is a lake at 4,591 meters (15,062 ft) elevation on the Tibetan Plateau at south of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River. The lake is 27 kilometers (17 mi) long and 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) wide at its narrowest. It is surrounded by mountains reaching 5,700 to 6,000 meters (18,700 to 19,700 ft). Streams fed by glaciers cascade to the valley floor, but most sink into alluvial deposits before reaching the lake.
The surrounding catchment is an endorheic basin with no outlet. It would overflow into the Yarlung Tsangpo with a water level about 100 meters (330 ft) higher. The lake's brackish water is evidence that it has not overflowed in hundreds if not thousands of years.
Cycling to the foot of Gontala Pass (75km ascending).
Gyirong Town (Chinese: and Kerung in Nepali) is situated in the southern part of Gyirong County in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) south of the county seat Zongga on the bank of Gyirong Zangbo river, a tributary of the Trishuli River. The town has an elevation of 2,700 meters (8,900 ft), with a subtropical mountain monsoon climate, meaning reasonable precipitation and warm weather. In 1961, Gyirong was established as a port of entry by the Chinese government.
Gyirong Town is an important town in the cross-border trade between China and Nepal. Historically it was a major thoroughfare. In December 2014, the port of entry between China and Nepal was opened. This route between China and Nepal is considered to be more reliable than one through Zhangmu.
In Gyirong Town, there is a village of ethnic Nepali referred to as Daman people. They are descendants of Nepalese Gurkha army centuries ago. Previously stateless, they were granted Chinese citizenship in 2003.
Biking to Kerong (110km Cycling).
After the breakfast in Upper Kerong, we will start cycling to Kerong border and will camp in the beautiful scenic campsite and stay overnight there. Hence the campsite is located in an extraordinary site you are encouraged to make the most of this day either cycling around or exploring the beautiful vicinity.We will cycle around 70km before arriving at this campsite today.
Morning Cycling downhill till Sybrubensi (45km Cycling). Drive continue to Kathmandu.
After the breakfast at our beautiful campsite, we will start cycling until the lunchtime in Syburbensi where a pickup vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer back to Kathmandu. Your Mountain biking ends at Kathmandu. Farewell dinner
We will drop you at TIA (Kathmandu International Airport). Fly back to your home.
- All ground transfers as per our given itinerary.
- Hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast and all taxes).
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees).
- Welcome Dinner with live Nepalese culture show at one evening.
- Guided sightseeing in Lhasa with all entrance fees included.
- Hotels in Tibet (including breakfast and all taxes) as per our mentioned Itinerary.
- All Camping Equipment (such as Two-Man Tent, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, etc.
- Support Truck to carry your luggage and a Land Cruiser for assistance. Available at all times (while in Tibet).
- Three times hot, fresh meals per day while camping, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.
- Daily wages and insurance for staff and guidesworld.
Price Does not Include
- Airport Tax.
- Airfare: Kathmandu-Lhasa.
- Tibet travel permit, Visa fee, All monastery entrance fees wherever applicable.
- Expenses of a personal nature; Lunch/dinner in the Hotel; Bar bills; Laundry bills; Telephone bills; Tips, etc.
- Personal Medical & Travel insurance.
- Rescue & Evacuation - If necessary.
- Nepal re-entry visa fee.
- Excess baggage charges.
The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why this trip make different?
Nepal Travel Expedition works closely with One of the main supporter's Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Orphan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support them in many different ways.
Donation and Charity!
Nepal Travel Expedition donates 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located in Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip. We support Children's for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationery materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build a library for them where they could find a different book to read. For this project, we are trying to collect donations.
Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)
One of the major activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collaborate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aims to mobilize a team of experts and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in a different part of the country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.