Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Biking

GRADE

Strenuous

TRIP DURATION

24 days

BEST SEASON

May till October

GROUP SIZE

From 4 person

TRIP Altitude

5200 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

The best mountain flight over the Everest, Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Biking, Visit of palace and Monasteries in Tibet, Namdrok Tso, Superb mountain views and glacier, Everest Base Camp, great passes, Nomad, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque Tibetan village, Karo La 5200m pass, friendly people and many more....

Trip Overview

Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Biking is one of most adventurous rides a mountain biker can do. It is a real classic and to make your trip even more adventurous, even longer and even more challenging. We have decided to in-corporate a four day round trip away from the main Lhasa - Kathmandu road, to visit Rongbuk Monastery and the North base camp area of Mt. Everest
 
Throughout the mountain biking, your state of the art bicycles will be a source of great interest. As they will not have seen anything more sophisticated than their basic Chinese-made boneshakers. There are great opportunities to share laughs with the local people! 
 
There are six major passes to be negotiated on the main Lhasa to Kathmandu route as it runs westwards, parallel to the Great Himalaya Chain, which forms the border with the territories of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Throughout, the road traverses a high and dry plateau-land, which is punctuated by the spectacular monastery towns of Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar, as well as several smaller settlements and nomadic Drogpa encampments
 
On the detour away from the main route towards the Rongbuk Monastery, the road climbs through almost fifty hairpin bends to reach the Pang La, which affords splendid views of the Himalaya, and of Mt. Everest itself. Everest Base Camp is a 'not to be missed' inclusion to this ride. Standing before the exposed and shear North Face of Chomolungma [Mt. Everest] at Everest Base Camp (5500m/18044ft) is a memorable experience that few ever forget. We will spend a night at Rongbuk before riding 60 km back out to the main Kathmandu route. Back on the main road, we reach the edge of the Tibetan Plateau as we cross the 5200 metre high Thang La, and begin a mind-blowing descent of 4600 metres, [15000 ft.] via the border town of Zhangmu, to the valley of the Sun Kosi River in. A final, easy day's cycling brings us back to civilization in the form of Kathmandu. 
 
All along the way we have the support of our Sherpa staff, our 4WD landcruisers and our support truck. This tour guarantees to be a high point [in more ways than one] in any mountain biker's life. Our guide knows this route better than anyone, 17 times he has cycled Lhasa to Kathmandu and he is truly the most experienced guide you will ever have for this journey.
 
"A 24 days Mountain Biking Adventure the world's highest mountain bike journey "
 
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu/welcome dinner/hotel
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu/hotel
  • Day 03 Flight to Lhasa/at leisure/hotel
  • Day 04 In Lhasa tour/hotel
  • Day 05 In Lhasa tour/hotel
  • Day 06 Lhasa Our First Day on the Bike
  • Day 07 Lhasa - Chutsu
  • Day 08 Chutsu - Namdrok Tso
  • Day 09 Namdrok Tso - Ralung
  • Day 10 Ralung - Gyantse
  • Day 11 Gyantse - Shigatse
  • Day 12 Sightseeing and Rest in Shigatse
  • Day 13 Shigatse - Tso La
  • Day 14 Tso La - Lhatse
  • Day 15 Lhatse - Shegar
  • Day 16 Shegar - Pangla
  • Day 17 Pang La - Rongbuk
  • Day 18 Explore Base Camp
  • Day 19 Rongbuk to Tingri
  • Day 20 Tingri - Thang La
  • Day 21 Negotiating Thang La
  • Day 22 Thang la - Campsite in Nepal
  • Day 23 Campsite - Kathmandu
  • Day 24 Depart Kathmandu 
Includes
Kathmandu
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara category in 3 star in double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
Tibet
  • Accommodation in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Support transportation by 4500 model Land-cruiser and truck as per group size
  • Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Tibet visa and travel permit
  • Grassland fees 
  • Fully catered camping trek supported by Nepalese (Guide, Cook, Helpers) crew & Tibetan guide

Excludes
Kathmandu
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$30 only / re-entry visa fees
Tibet
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • All bar bill

Personal Information