Lhasa Kathmandu Mountain Biking - 21 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-
Duration: 21 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5200 M.
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge, Tent Camp
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Lahsa Kathmandu bike tour offers the world's longest and steepest descent – a non-stop downhill that begins on the Tibetan Plateau and winds 150 kms down to the fertile rice fields of Nepal (an unbelievable 4600m descent!).

Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour is an extreme biking undertaking over the top of the world. The adventure biking trip from Tibet capital Lhasa city is the world's longest and most profound bicycle drop, from the Tibetan Plateau into Nepal. It is an abnormal state ride, crossing the street in the middle of Lhasa and Kathmandu including 4-day round trip, rough terrain, to Rongbuk Valley underneath the staggering north face of Mount Everest.

This Lhasa-Kathmandu biking tour experience is consolidate type of flying into Lhasa, permitting 4 days for vital acclimatization in the otherworldly Tibetan capital and have a lot of time to investigate its various attractions.

The trip overland back to Kathmandu, crosses 6 noteworthy passes while going to the marvelous religious community towns of Gyantse, Xigastse and Xegar coming to the edge of the Tibetan Plateau at the Thang La (5200m.), and beginning the longest plunge on the planet, a practically fantastic 4600 meters into Nepal. With two more days of biking on the astounding edge top trails of the Kathmandu Valley.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m).
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3600 M) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa : Norbulingka, JoKhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Drepung Monastery.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Depung Monastery and Potala palace; Rest free day to explore to Lhasa.
Day 06: Start Bike Tour  [ 85 Km Cycling].
Day 07: Kamba Pass [56 Km Cycling].
Day 08: Kora pass [55 KM. Cycling].
Day 09: Arrive at Gyantse [54 KM Cycling].
Day 10: Gyantse to Shigatse [95 KM Cycling].
Day 11: Arrive at Gyachung Monastery [75 KM Cycling].
Day 12: Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse [ 94 KM Cycling].
Day 13: Lhatse to Shegar [75 KM Cycling ].
Day 14: Shegar Tashi Zom [65 Km Cycling].
Day 15: Rongbuk Monastery [35 KM Cycling].
Day 16: Everest Base Camp.
Day 17: Arrive at Tringri [75 Km.]
Day 18: Tingri to Nyalam [ 75 Km Cycling.
Day 19: Nyalam to Dhulikhel [ 75 Km].
Day 20 : Dhulikhel to Kathmandu [ 25Km ]
Day 21: Final departure.

Useful Informations

During the trip such thing weather, local Politics, transportation and other factors are beyond our control which can change our itinerary. However it is unlikely that the itinerary would be changed. If the cases alternative itinerary is needed the leader (Guide) will decide what is the best alternative itinerary for the whole group. Whether the change of itinerary is does not matter, we can do everything and minimized it effect but we can not be responsible for the result of delay.

If something is happened or return back earlier due to the high altitude or any reasons. You have to pay for all extra expenses like Transportation, medical expenses, accommodation that occur while returning. Our company is not able to refund your tour cost because the Chinese government doesn't consider any refund or adjustment to us.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
After arrival at Kathmandu airport our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m).
Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Overnihgt at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3600 M) and transfer to Hotel.
This Is one of The world spectacular flights, with a one & half hour flight over the Himalayas that keeps your eye out for Everest.  After landing at Gongkar airport you will be transfer to  hotel.  Rest of day walking around the Barkhor Square, the spiritual heart of Tibet.

Day 04: Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa : Norbulingka, JoKhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Drepung Monastery.
Today our sightseeing tour start with visiting the Sere Monastery. The we Visit NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. JoKhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We forther visit Barkhor Market where we can view goods of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition.  Overnight at Hotel with BB plan.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Depung Monastery and Potala palace; Rest free day to explore to Lhasa.
Today we visit Potala Place and Drepung Monastery. This 17th century POTALA PLACE  offer an awesome views of entire city and also has private quarters of dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Anciant History has That Drepung Monastery which was build in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination in only few hundreds.  Overnight at Hotel with BB plan.

Day 06: Start Bike Tour  [ 85 Km Cycling]
Finally  your biking adventure is start from today. 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 with BLD plan.

Day 07: Kamba Pass [56 Km Cycling]
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 with BLD plan.

Day 08: Kora pass [55 KM. Cycling]
Today we cycle through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo Pass (4750 m),  where our tented village will be prepared for the night. Overnight accommodation in tents with BLD plan.

Day 09: Arrive at Gyantse [54 KM Cycling]
A considerable day on the tour , as we have to get up early to climb the high Kora pass (5010 M) . At the moment you will be felling good physical condition. Around us we can see glacier of 6000 M and many beautiful lakes. Overnight accommodation in Hotel with BB plan.

Day 10: Gyantse to Shigatse [95 KM Cycling]
Today at first we will visit the Palkhor monastery and the old part of the Gyantse town. Although to day is long distance. The highway is paved and flat. In the afternoon. Finaly we arrive at the Tibet’s second largest city Shigatse.  Overnight accommodation in Hotel with BB plan.

Day 11: Arrive at Gyachung Monastery [75 KM 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 tent with BLD plan.

Day 12: Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse [ 94 KM Cycling]
Today, we start a gentle ride through rolling terrain across the Shigatse Plains. A gradual but long climb then takes us to the double passes of Tra La (4050m) and Tsuo La (4520m). Overnight accommodation in hotel with BB plan.

Day 13: Lhatse to Shegar [75 KM Cycling ]
Today we will ride Lakpa Pass (5220 M). 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 refered to as Shegar. This is most popular town for those who are heading to Mt. Everest. Overnight accommodation in hotel with BB plan.

Day 14: Shegar Tashi Zom [65 Km Cycling]
Today we pass the Pang La Pass (5200 M. ) with the various extensive Himalayas views such as Makalu (8463m), Shishapangma (8012m), Cho Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m) and several other breathtaking peaks. First you are faced with 20km of uphill switchbacks (42 hairpin bends in total!) before you reach the summit of the Pang Pass. The rode is 90% off road. Overnight accommodation in tent with BLD plan.

Day 15: Rongbuk Monastery [35 KM Cycling]
Now you should be physically fitness and excited the approach of Everest Base Camp. Today’s the rode is 100 % off road.  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 spend there two days under the tent.

Day 16: Everest Base Camp.
Today is relax day at base camp.  If you want to visit around the base camp you can hire a donkey or walk your self. Overnight accommodation in tent camp with BB plan.

Day 17: Arrive at Tringri [75 Km.]
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). Today also rode is 100 % off-road. Overnight accommodation in tent camp with BB plan.

Day 18: Tingri to Nyalam [ 75 Km Cycling.
At first  we cross the Lalung la Pass (4950 M)before riding down to the Shung La (5200 M) the last pass Of our trip. The high altitude offer the tantalizing views of Shishipangma and other mountains. Finally at last we arrive at Nylam. Overnight accommodation in hotel tent camp with BB plan.

Day 19: Nyalam to Dhulikhel [ 75 Km].
Today we pass through Chinese customs before continuing down to Nepal, crossing the famous Friendship Bridge at Kodari.

Day 20 : Dhulikhel to Kathmandu [ 25Km ]
Today we arrive at Kathmandu via the Bhaktapur.  On the way to Kathmandu you we will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Finally you will transfer to the hotel.  rest of the day you can go for shopping in Thamel. Evening farewell dinner with the team of Global Holidays Adventure.

Day 21: Final departure .
Our airport representative will drop to the airport by the tourist coach.

Price Include

  • International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  • Guided sightseeing in Lhasa with all entrance fees included.
  • Hotels in Tibet (including breakfast and all taxes) as per our itinerary.
  • Temple and monasteries Entry Permit Fees.
  • 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 guides.
  • Global Holidays Adventure's T-shirt ( Complementary)
  • Kathmandu - Lhasa Flight Ticket.

Price Exclude

  • International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  • Tibet Visa and Travel permit.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)  
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tibet travel permit, Visa fee, All monastery entrance fees wherever applicable.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All Personal & Bar Expenses.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  • Personal Necessary equipment
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.

01. HOW CAN I GET TIBET VISA ?
Now individual travelers are allowed into the Autonomous Region of Tibet. The Chinese Embassy will issue the visas. Visas can be arranged from Kathmandu ( Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd ) easily and we can help you. It is necessary to obtain a travel permit for travel in Tibet. Please carry some passport size photographs plus smaller denomination of US dollars cash for the completions of visa formalities.

This is to notify you for change in the rule of visa applying through Chinese embassy for this year 2013 than of previous year. Unlike previous year there will not be same day visa and visa for individual traveler. We can get visa on normal policy receiving on 4th morning of the applied day; semi-urgent policy receiving on 3rd morning of applied day; and top-urgent policy receiving on 2nd morning of applied day. In case of any emergency to get visa on same day we can manage but you have to pay additional service charge for the emergency assist depending in the situation and feasibility.

02. IS INDEPENDENT TOUR IS ALLOWED in TIBET ?
Independent tour is prohibited in Tibet. You should take part in an organized ground group or have the local travel operator to arrange for you.

03. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TIBET ?
It is said the suitable time for traveling to Tibet is from April to October while the gloden time in August and September.

04. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED IF IAM PLANNING TO TIBET ?
You need to have valid china visa and a Tibet permit (sometimes people call it Entry permit or TIB, or Tibet Visa).

05.DO I NEED MULTI-ENTRY VISA IF I COME TO TIBET FROM CHINA MAINLAND AND RETURN CHINA MAINLAND AFTER THE TRIP ?
No, because Tibet is a part of China, If enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again . only single entry visa is required.

06. WITH TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT AND WHERE CAN I GO IN TIBET ?
Tibet Travel Permit only endorsees you to enter Tibe.

07. WHAT SORT OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES IS SUGGESTED FOR THE TRIP ?
As the Tibet is at high altitude the climate is cold so it is recommended that you have warm clothes with you, thermo coat, monkey cap, comfort shoes, masks, walking sticks, sunscreen lotions, sun glasses are also  recommended accessories for the trip.

08. IS IT OK FOR ME TO BATHE EVERY DAY ?
It is not a good idea to bathe immediately you arrive in TIbet in case you catch cold or loss or loss Of energy. You Can bath 1 or 2 days later when your body have acclimatized to the conditions. In fact it very gry and cold at night, so travelers usually choose not to bath.

09. ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN TIBET ?
Credit cards are not recommended as a way of payment in Tibet because they are only accepted by the bank of China, Up-market hotels and large shopping department Lhasa and some other Cities.

10. WHAT ARE THE HOTELS LIKE IN TIBET ?
In Tibet hotel facilities and service stander may not be as you would expect from a hotel iN other parts of world. Staff will probably not speak much English. Hotel In small cities and Everest Base Camp area or such areas are basic. The will usually have sharing bathroom.

11. IS THERE INTERNET FACILITIES IN HOTEL ?
Some Hotels rooms, not all, in Lhasa have internet facilities. So you should Inquiry your travel advisor before making decision.

12. IS THERE 24 HRS HOT WATER RUNNING ?
Due to basic condition in Tibet, sometimes with the poor pressure, the water flow may small and water sometime is not hot but just warm. In remote area, the condition can be even worse.

13. WHAT CAN I EAT IN TIBET ?
In Lhasa you Can Choose Chinese food, western food, Nepali food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese fod and Indian food. But in remote area, Choice is limited.

14. WHAT VEHICLE DO YOU USE IN TIBET ?
If The tour is mainly around Lhasa, You are suggested to use minivan as the condition of road also minivan cost less as well. If the tour is covering some places with bad road condition, or Long distance we are offering 4WD off road vehicles.

15. WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE US THE TOUR ?
We will be providing you a kitbag, backpack and woolen cap for FREE and down jacket on hire.

16. CAN WE USE INDIAN OR OTHER CURRENCY IN TIBET SIDE ?
No, the currency that is used in Tibet side is Chinese Yuan. For exchange of Chinese Yuan You can contact us on arrival on Kathmandu.

17. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED IF I AM PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO TIBET ?
You need to have valid china visa and a Tibet permit ( sometimes people cal it Entry permit or TIB, or Tibet Visa).

18.DO I NEED MULTI-ENTRY VISA IF I COME TO TIBET FROM CHINA MAINLAND AND RETURN CHINA MAINLAND AFTER THE TRIP ?
No, because Tibet is a part of China, If enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again . only single entry visa is required.

19. WITH TIBET PERMIT, WHERE CAN I GO IN TIBET ?
Tibet Travel Permit only endorsees you to enter Tibe.

Can you tell more about ?
No problem ! whatever you want to know about Tibet tour and guide, just free to ask with Us info@globalholidaysadventure.com

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.

UPPER BODY
1 Cotton t-shirt.
1 cotton long sleeved shirt.
1 cotton headscarf.
1 fleece jacket.
1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood.

HANDS
1 Pair warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell

HEAD
1 Cotton sun hat
1 cotton head scarf.
1 Fleece balaclava or very warm hat.
1 head torch with extra bettery.

LOWER BODY
2 pair cotton nunderwear briefs.
1 cotton walking shorts.
1 cotton long trousers.
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;
1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

FEET
2 Pair cotton socks.
1 Pair sandals for use in hotel.
2 Pair med. polypropylene thermal socks.
1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support.
1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails.

SLEEPING
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C)

Rucksack and Travel Bags-
1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry).
1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); back to top.

PERSONAL
1 toothpaste/brush.
1 bar soap/1 small towe.
female or male hygiene supplies.
1 set earplugs

MEDICAL
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription.
1 bottle water-treatment tablets.
2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15)
anti-mosquito cream.
1 skin blister repair kit.
1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills.
1 bottle anti-headache pills.
1 bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
1 small bottle stomach antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, etc.
1 bottle anti-altitude sickness pills, Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
Any medicine if you need to take every day.

Mountain Bike Equipment
Mountain bike (Best with front suspension)
2 tubes
Puncture repair kit.
Spokes (for front and back)
Multi tool
Helmet
Cycling gloves
2 Water bottles /Camelback

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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour | Scenic flight to Lhasa | Visit different city of Tibet | Gyantse Monastery | Everest Base Camp | Mountain Views EVerest, Chu Oyu | Ancient City Lhasa | Potala Place | Tibetian Culture | Summer palace Of Dalai Lama | Jokhang Temple | Sere Monsery | Everest Base Camp

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