Lhasa Kathmandu Via Everest base Camp(Road Biking)

Lhasa Kathmandu Via Everest base Camp(Road Biking)

Physical Ratings
21  days

Tour Details

Best Time to travel – April  to October.

3 Nights in Kathmandu / 3 Nights in Lhasa/13 Nights en-route / 1 Night at The Last Resort Nepal

13 Days of Bike Riding

Trip style – Guest house tour with full time support vehicle 

Min – 2 Pax OR above

The Lhasa to Kathmandu ride via Everest Base Camp could be classed as one of the most challenging and once in a lifetime rides open to bikers. This is for many reasons given the factors of altitude, distance, weather, road conditions and life style change.

We start from the Gongar International Airport near the Tibetan capital, and cross 6 high passes, before eventually descending from the Tibetan Plateau into Nepal 70% of our time though is spent on the Tibetan Plateau at heights above 4000 metres. The main road has been well built by the Chinese, with approximately 95% of it sealed (black-top).Cycling on the main Lhasa to Kathmandu road will be fairly straightforward, apart from the altitude. Exploring various side valleys such as the route to Everest Base Camp will involve cycling on all paved road. Daily distances cycled will range from 60 to 130 kilometres. This may not sound particularly great, especially 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. Of course the time should be taken to embrace the sights, people and culture as it is totally unique occasion…. So no need to rush!

Sustainable riding is what this trip is about and this can make the trip demanding in itself, as such you will need to be reasonably fit and put in some training. Throughout the route we have the support of a back-up vehicle, and anyone who is not feeling up to cycling a particular stage has the option to get in the jeep. On the main route the cycling is simple with no technical difficulties but longer ride.

Depature & Return Location Departure from Kathmandu by flight/Return to Kodari by land
Price Includes
  • Airport pickup & drop in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (on twin share and B & B basis)
  • All accomodations in Tibet(Hotel in Lhasa/Tea houses en-route)
  • Nepal border collection (Kodari) and support vehicle to Kathmandu x 1day
  • All permits as per itinerary and visa approvals for Tibet
  • Nepali biking guide & Tibetan Guide
  • Local driver with the support vehicle(s)
  • Tibet Visa and travel permit
  • Kathmandu - Lhasa flight
  • EBC Entry Fee for clients and transports into Mount Everest national park Tibet.
  • Accommodation on arrival in Lhasa - 4 nights (twin share BB basis)
  • Guest Houses on route to Nepal via EBC (twin share BB basis)
  • Night at The Last Resort with all meals included
  • Price Excludes
  • Mountain bike (full suspension mountain bike rental available for $40-50 per day)/ Road Bikes are not available for hire or purchase.
  • Personal gears
  • Sleeping bags / mats
  • Bike / helmet / water bottles
  • Late visa fee if passports & copies arrive late
  • Sightseeing entry fees in Lhasa
  • Excess luggage
  • Nepal visas
  • Camping fees (if any)
  • All meals other than breakfast’s
  • Emergency and Evacuation costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical treatments
  • Costs associated with cancellations, delays & porters’ due to road works, unavoidable
  • Complementaries
  • Tour Map
  • What to Expect

    • Guided Road Bike/Mountain Bike Tour
    • Visiting Lhasa/Potala palace and other key monasteries inside Lhasa
    • Visiting Everest Base Camp North face
    • Ancient Buddist monasteries on the way to Tibet Nepal boarder
    • Tibetan Buddist culture
    • High Altitude Biking including 6 high Mountain passes
    • X’treme Mountain Environment.
    • Key Himalayan Landmarks.


    Day 6 Ride before Gyatso La Pass(3530m) Riding-84Kms

    Overnight at the bottom of  Gyatso La pass(4794m)

    Day 7 Ride to Nagartze(4310m) Riding -76Kms

    First pass of the trip Gyatso La pass(4794m)

    Day 8 Nagartse - Gyantse (3950-m) Riding 110km

    Passes to cross today- Karola 5010-m/Simila 4225m