May 5, 2019
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|
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
Day 12 Before Gyatso La - Lhatse (3955-m) Riding- 65 kms
Tso la – 4540-m
Day 15 Tashi Dzong - Rongbok – Near EBC (5100-m) Riding - 43Kms
At Everest base camp area.
Day 18 before LalungLa pass out of Sumo-Nyalam (3750m) Riding-85Kms
Yarle Shung La 4895m