Kathmandu - Lhasa by Bike

The Lhasa to Kathmandu ride could be classified as one of the most demanding rides` open to cyclists.  You have to deal with high altitude, long distances, various kinds of weather, bad road conditions and change of life style. The Lhasa to Kathmandu ride could be one of the highest in the world. Proper acclimatisation is vital to anyone hoping to complete this expedition. For this purpose we spent four days acclimatizing, while sightseeing and enjoying the city and surroundings of Lhasa.

We begin with a flight of one hour from Kathmandu to Gongar International Airport in Tibet and drive to Lhasa, the main capital and starting point of our expedition. We have to cross 6 high passes and descend from the Tibetan Plateau before reaching our final destination, Nepal.  The majority of our time we will spend on the Tibetan Plateau at heights above 4000 metres. Exploring various side valleys such as the route to Everest Base Camp, will involve cycling on much rougher dirt & stony tracks. Daily distances will range from 50 up to 110 kilometres. This may not sound particularly great, especially not to road-orientated cyclists, but the high altitude, difficult terrain, head winds and tough ascents will make cycling in this region a challenge for everyone. During this ride we will definitely take enough time to embrace the magnificent sights and discover the people and their culture, which altogether make this tour an unforgettable experience.

All Inclusive Bike Tour  - Our all-inclusive tour includes: all supplies, camping, food, support jeep, truck, cook.  All will be ready for you in a   deluxe style, you just bike and be there.

Self Camping Bike Tour - Guidelines can be provided to assist you on these tours, but this is meant to be a tour that is framed up by the group travelling. An itinerary or travel plan is given as a recommended guide and from there you have a large degree of freedom to complete your tour within the guidelines of what is legal under Chinese travel laws in Tibet. Camps and duration of your biking day etc are mostly at your discretion. This is self-camping and cooking.

Tea House Bike Tour - Guidelines can be provided to assist you on these tours, but this is meant to be a tour that is framed up by the group travelling. An itinerary or travel plan is given as a recommended guide. On this tour you will spend your nights at Tibetan local teahouses on bed and breakfast basis and you will choose your lunch and dinner.

Day 01: Arrival KTM and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Tibet visa preparation for Tibet.
Day 03: Flight to Lhasa, transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa, sightseeing/acclimatisation.
Day 05: Lhasa, sightseeing/acclimatisation.
Day 06: Lhasa, Free day
Day 07: Bike 01: Lhasa – north of Kamba La.                
Day 08: Bike 02: Kamba La – Yamdrok Tso.
Day 09: Bike 03: Yamdrok Tso – Karo La.
Day 10: Bike 04: Karo La – Gyantse.
Day 11: Bike 05: Gyantse – Shigatse.
Day 12: Bike 06: Shigatse – Before Tso La pass
Day 13: Bike 07: Before Tso La – camp after Lhatse.
Day 14: Bike 08: Lhatse – Lhakpa La – Pelbar (Shekar).
Day 15: Bike 09: Pelbar – Pang La – Tashi Dzong.
Day 16: Bike 10: Tashi Dzong – Rongbuk.
Day 17: Bike 11: Rongbuk – ride or hike to EBC – back to Rongbuk.
Day 18: Bike 12: Rongbuk – Tingri.
Day 19: Bike 14: Tingri – Sumdo.
Day 20: Bike 15: Sumdo – Lalung La – Nyalam.
Day 21: Bike 16: Naylam – Zhangmu – crossing border – Last Resort.
Day 22: Bike 17: Last Resort – Kathmandu (bike or bus).
Day 23: Transfer to the airport, departure 



Camping /Tea house

All Meal

Mar- Jun ,Oct ,Nov

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Trip facts
Duration: 23 Days
Grade: Medium
Maximum Altitude: 5000 m
Group Size: 1-10
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Trek Mode: Camping / Tea House
Accommodation: Camping /Tea house
Meals: All Meal
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