Tibet- Shangri-La, the land of snows, the roof of the World. Tibet is a land of ancient Buddhist culture having awesome landscapes, artistic monasteries and century’s old caravan trails. Tibet which is an autonomous region of China, lies on a plateau at an average elevation of 4,000 m. It is bounded the Kunlun mountains to the north and the Himalayan to the south. Tibet covers an area of 1.2 million sq. km, and has a population of 2.3 million.
Tibet is a sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people has not only exerted magnetic spell upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks etc, yet, few intrepid serious and determined have been able to make it. Tibet being extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges, a fascinating world of timeless splendor, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery awaits all travelers to the roof of the world.
A fully supported expedition in Tibet and Nepal, riding from the ancient capital of Lhasa across Tibet via base of the Mount Everest Base Camp and then on into the Nepal and the Kathmandu valley on the second-longest downhill (two and a half days) in the world. This trip, with accommodations in local teahouses and camp, offers those bikers with an adventurous spirit to live up close with the mysterious nomadic people of Tibet and experience this vast and unique landscape on a more personal level.
This expedition allows time for exploring many of Tibet's most fascinating cities and monasteries 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. Support vehicles carry all equipment (and riders who may need a rest on the climbs!) giving us the freedom to accommodate participants of many different levels of riding skills.
An experienced Nepali mountain bike guide, fluent in English and Tibetan, will ride with you, look after you and your equipment, help you with all-important altitude, acclimatization and other health matters, and deal with Chinese officials and support crew. Your trip starts and finishes in Kathmandu, where the guide will take care of all your last-minute needs, endorse your Chinese visas, and ensure that this fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience will also be trouble-free.
Day 1: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
Day 2: Guided tour in Lhasa
Day 3: Guided tour in Lhasa
Day 4: Biking around Lhasa
Day 5: Bike to the Base of Khampa La (4794m, 80 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 6: Bike across Khampa La (4794m) to Nagartse (4475m, 72km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 7: Nagartse (4475m) to Simi La (4330m, 67km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 8: Bike across Simi La to Gyantse (3950 m, 35 km, 3-4 hrs)
Day 9: Tour Gyantse & Bike to Shigatse (3900m, 90km 4-5 hrs)
Day 10: Tour & rest day in Shigatse
Day 11: Bike to the foot of Tso La (4290m, 106 km, 8-9 hrs)
Day 12: Bike across Tso La (4500m) to the foot of Gyamtso La (4630m, 70 km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 13: Bike across Gyamtso La (5220m) to Shegar (4050m, 65 km, 7-8 hrs)
Day 14: Bike across Pang La (5150m,) to Choesang (4455m, 60 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 15: Bike to Rongbuk (5000m, 24 km 3-4 hrs)
Day 16: Bike or hike to Everest North Base camp (5200m, 8 km)
Day 17: Bike or drive across Pang La (5150m) to Tingri or Hot Springs (4350m, 75 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 18: Bike to the base of La Lung La (4555m, 55 km, 4-5 hrs)
Day 19: Bike or drive across Lalung La (5124m) & Sung La (5200m) to Nyalam (3750m, 87km, 7-8 hrs by bike.
Day 20: Bike to the last Resort in Nepal (900m, 60 km 3-4 hrs)
Day 21: Bike or drive to Dhulikhel (1450m, 75 km, 5-6 hrs by bike), drive to Kathmandu (30 km, 1 hr