Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike Tour
Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike tour is one of the longest tours, approximately 4560 meters that crosses 6 high passes prior to entering into Nepal. You will traverse through desolated and highway between Kathmandu and Lhasa to reach Rongbuk Valley below the eye-catching north face of Mt. Everest. The Bike tour will take you to the location with amazing monastery of Xigastse, Gyantse, and Xegar. And then you will reach the edge of the Tibetan highland at the Thang La which lies at an altitude of 5200m. And see Rongbuk monastery and reach Mt. Everest base camp glacier making the lengthy drop in the world.
In Lhasa Kathmandu biking tour you will go around Jokhang Temple which is identified as the most sacred spot in Tibet. Also, you visit the Potala Palace, the major set to see in Lhasa. Likewise, Drepung Monastery which was once upon a time renowned as the world's biggest monastery has 10,000 monks accommodating there. Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. While you reach Pang La, which holds superb views of the Himalaya including Mt. Everest. And standing before the uncovered North Face of Chomolungma at Everest Base Camp (5500m) is a unforgettable experience that could not be forgotten.
Duration: 21 days
Maximum altitude: 5050m
Accommodation: Hotel /Lodge and Camping
Moving around the monastery of Drepung which was some time ago the world's largest monastery where more than 10,000 monks reside. And visit 7th Century Jokhang Temple and a make a trip to the splendid Potala Palace, visit the Sera Monastery which belongs to fifteenth century which has been whitewashed walls and is sheltered with golden roofs. And at Karo Pass (5,010m), we will be surrounded by the glaciers at 6000m and stunning lakes. Also, arriving at the summit of the Pang Pass (5,150m), you can see Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,210m), Shishapangma (8,012m), Everest (8,850m) Lhotse (8,516m) and several other awesome peaks. Thang Pass (5,050m) will reward with wonderful views of the Himalayan series. Now you will move downhill to the Nepalese border.
Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike tour will take you all the way through cultural as well as natural beauty. You will go around Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery etc and we will also pass through Pang Pass, Karo Pass, Kamba Pass and moreover, you will witness stunning views of gigantic pekas.
From April to October, it is the best season for riding. There is no heavy rain in Tibet as it is a flat terrain behind the Himalayan range. But during July and August to some extent there is rainfall and rest of the season is well with clear sky. There may also be snow fall in the high passes if rain falls during April and October.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day and in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today, you will be go around different world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the sacred temple of Hindu, Pashupatinath; the world’s biggest Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is also known as the monkey temple; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will also visit Kumari broadly known as Living Goddess in Basantapur, Kathmandu. You will also go around Patan Durbar Square which is rich in historical art and architecture. Overnight at hotel again.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa
We move to Kathmandu International Airport and take the amazing flight to Lhasa which takes us above the Himalaya including the almighty Mount Everest. We after arriving at Lhasa will transfer hotel in Lhasa.
Day 04: Rest day
We have a day rest and go around Lhasa to include a relaxing traveling around the 7th Century Jokhang Temple and a make a trip to the splendid Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 05: Lhasa Sightseeing
We today have a trouble-free ride out to visit the Sera Monastery is the perfect way to help in our acclimatization process. Sera monastery belongs to fifteenth century which has been whitewashed walls and is sheltered with golden roofs. It is also home to numerous monks. Then, we will return to our hotel and in the afternoon, we can go for shopping or relax in the Barkor.
Day 06: Lhasa Sightseeing
After having breakfast we’ll go around the monastery of Drepung which was some time ago the world’s largest monastery where more than 10,000 monks reside. It lies hidden in rocky edges just ahead of the city. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 07: Start the Bike Tour
From today, our adventurous trans-Himalayan biking tour begins. We depart from Lhasa and ride along the Tsangpo River to the base of the Kamba Pass lying at 3700 m. Here, we set our camp to spend our night.
Day 08: Kamba Pass
We will today ride uphill that reaches a peak lavishly ornamented with prayer flags. After moving down we will continue beside Lake Yamdruk. And then we will set our camp at 4490. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Karo Pass
Leaving the stunning lake Yamdruk behind, we cycle all the way through a gorge to reach up to the base of the Karo Pass (4,750m). Here we set our camp to spend the night.
Day 10: Gyantse
Today is the important day of our bike tour. Early in the morning, we will climb the high Karo Pass at an elevation of 5010m. And we will be surrounded by the glaciers at 6000m and stunning lakes. You will be rewarded for the tough effort. Then we will reach at the city of Gyantse where we spend our night in a hotel.
Day 11: Shigatse
Today, firstly, we will visit the Palkhor Monastery and the older part of Gyantse city. We have a long ride today on the paved and flat highway. In the afternoon, we will reach to the second largest city of Tibet, Shigatse (3,860m). Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse..
Day 12: Gyachung Monastery
We depart from Shigatse and ride above two small passes and all the way through several small Tibetan settlements. We will cycle via the secluded Gyachung Monastery and set our camp here. Overnight at th tented camp.
Day 13: Lhatse
Today we will ride through charming valleys. Then the extended track starts which takes us over the Yulong pass at 4520m. Then, we will head to Lhatse (3,860m). Also we will pass through a hot springs. We will set our camp around 10 km after Lhatse to stay overnight.
Day 14: Shegar
Today we will pass via the eye-catching canyon located at the 5220m Lakpa Pass. If it is a clear day you will be greeted by the first view of the almighty Mt Everest. After riding for 40 km through plain towns, you will reach in the town of Pelbar also known as Shegar.
Day 15: Pang Pass
Today first you will ride 20km uphill switchbacks prior to reaching at the summit of the Pang Pass (5,150m). Here you can see Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,210m), Shishapangma (8,012m), Everest (8,850m) Lhotse (8,516m) and several other awesome peaks. Then moving 20-kilometer down we will follow the Rongbuk Valley (4,200m). Here we stay at tent tonight.
Day 16: Rongbuk Monastery
Today we will take a bumpy road that turns through the Rongbuk valley until the grand Mount Everest appears in front of us. We will set our camp beside the monastery where we will be rewarded by the unforgettable view of the 8850m .We will stay here for two days. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Everest Base Camp
Today we will move closer to Everest. Today you can either walk or cycle or take a donkey or have cart ride to arrive at the base camp which lies 8km away from our campsite. Overnight at the tented camp agai.
Day 18: Tingri
Leaving Rongbuk, we move back down the uneven road then take a short way into the mountains. Another rough trail takes us above a canyon and downward into Tingri (4,340m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Lalung Pass
This day start around 40 to 50km plane ride. Then we attempt the gradual slope of the Lalung Pass (4,990m). From here you will see the peaks surrounding you such as Shishapangma (8,012m). Overnight at the tented camp in the valley amid two passes.
Day 20: Cross Thang Pass and The Ultimate Downhill
Today will ascend Thang Pass (5,050m) where you will be rewarded with wonderful views of the Himalayan series. Now you will move downhill to the Nepalese border. From the city of Nyalam you will see that the beautiful panorama beginning to turn green once more. Twisting down, we will pass countless cascades to the border city of Zhangmu (2,300m). And this is the last day in Tibet. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 21: Back to Nepal
From Zhangmu we will come into Nepal. Once you enter in the Nepali city of Kodari the way down continues for another 50 km. It is humid, tropical and green another time. Then you will arrive at the city of Dolalghat you must ascend up to Dhulikhel (1,600m). Overnight at hotel In Kathmandu.