LHASA TO KATHMANDU

LHASA TO KATHMANDU BY BIKE

Duration:  18 Days
Best Season:  April-October
Altitude Range:  Max 5220m
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Group Size:  Min. 4 Pax
Average Daily Distance:  30km
Support:  Guide with Mechanical backup

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Meet and Greet at the International Airport and transfer to hotel in Thamel- 1350m. 3 star standard. Meals: -/-/D

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Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with private car and cultural guide (entry fees not included), Tibet visa making day. Meals: B/-/-

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Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa 3650m - O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-

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Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa i.e. Potala Palace, Sera monastery. O/N Hotel, Meals: B/-/-

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Day 05: Visit Drepung monastery and Bharkhor Durbar, afternoon assemble your bike and can go for some warm-up ride. O/N Hotel, Meals: B/-/-

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Day 06: Ride to the Khamba_La. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 100% paved road 85km, 3530m

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Day 07: Ride to and around Yamdruk Lake till Nagartse. . O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 56km, 4500m

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Day 08: Ride to Gyantse via Caro_La (5039m), O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 122km, 3990m

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Day 09: Ride to Shigatse and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 95km, 3860m

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Day 10: Drive and cycle up to Lhatse, crossing two passes today. Tra_La 4050m and Tso_La 4520m. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 160km, 4150m

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Day 11: Ride the highest pass – Gyatso_La 5220m and and reach to New Tringri. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 73km 4450m

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Day 12: Ride up to Pang_La the great view of Mt. Everest, and then to Ronbuk or stay in Tashi Zhong, O/N Tashi-Zong/ Rongbuk valley, Meals: B/-/-, 143km, 5000m

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Day 13: Ride or drive to EBC and back to Ronbuck or ride bit below then Ronbuk. O/N Rongbuk Monastery Meals: B/-/-. 37km, 5000m

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Day 14: Ride to Tingri via Nam_La pass- 5250m if weather and road condition permits otherwise, we ride via Tashi Zhong. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 68km/140km, 4340m

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Day 15: Ride mostly downhill to Nyalam though we have to cross two passes today. La Lung_La 4990m and Thang_La 5050m.O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/-, 137km, 3750m

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Day 16: Today is our last day in Tibet and we have steep descend to Nepal border via Zhangmu, then ride and drive to Dhulikhel. O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/D, 150km 1600m

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Day 17: Ride or drive to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-, 30km, 1350m

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Day 18: Departure or Optional program

COST INCLUDES: 

  • Mountain Bike guide with mechanical backup.
  • Tibet Visa Approval and permits.
  • Tibetan Liaison officer.
  • Support Landcruiser.
  • Nepal border pickup
  • Kathmandu hotels on B & B Basis with twin sharing room.
  • All guesthouses on the way will be basic guesthouse on bed & breakfast, except Gyantse and Shigatse.
  • Hotel in Lhasa will be standard with B & B Basis.
  • Hotel in Dhulikhel will be with all meals, i.e. farewell dinner.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with car and guide.
  • Arrival and departure.

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Mountain bike – hiring cost will be US$300 (front suspension 8 or 9spd bikes).
  • Tibet Visa: US$115 for all nationalities except US citizen (US$200).
  • Lunch and dinners approx costs: US$350.
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa airfare US$470 (might change).
  • Drinks.
  • Insurance
  • Tips/gratuity approx: US$100.
  • Excess luggage charge on Air China while flying to Lhasa – 20kg weight limit, after 20kg it will cost US$13/kg.
  • Entry fees in Kathmandu while sightseeing.