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Tibet bike tour

Ride across the sacred planes of Tibet across this 1100 km long once in a lifetime MTB journey.

Location

Duration

18D/17N

Meeting point

Aerodrom Nikola Tesla Beograd

Group size

15

Activiry level

Challenging / Previous experience in mountaineering on peaks above 2000m is required. On average, expect about 5-7 hours of driving every day, except on days when rest, acclimatization or transfer are planned. It is necessary that you are able to drive 80 km per day on asphalt.

What will you experience?

The adventure begins in Kathmandu, the capital of the Republic of Nepal, from where we fly to Lhasa – the capital of the Chinese province of Tibet. We will fly over the highest peaks of the world and enjoy the extraordinary view. During our acclimatization, we will visit the historical, cultural, and religious heritage of this city. We then embark on a 1,100-kilometer journey along the Tibetan Plateau and, to a lesser extent, across Nepal. During the ride, a truck and a minibus will accompany us and help us carry our equipment.
The route takes us across the Gyamtso La Pass (5220m) and the town of Shigatse, through a grand view of the northern cliff of Mt. Everest. And at the end of our journey to Tibet, we will see the sacred mountain of four religions: Kailash. Daily biking distances will range from 70km to 100km. Every afternoon, after settling in our accommodation, we will visit the cultural and religious monuments of the people of Tibet.
This is a tour for true nature lovers and bike explorers. Be aware; this is not a tour for those who want to prove themselves, measure their crossing time, or watch their pulse monitor every hour. We are here not to test the limits of our physical capabilities but to learn and experience another world that can help us see the difference in ourselves.

Intinerary

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Day 1

Meeting in Kathmandu. Getting a special license for Tibet and then renting bicycles and other equipment. You can bring your bike, but it needs to be adequately packed for air travel. Free time to pack your gear. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast. Air transportation from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Guide from the Ministry of Tourism in Lhasa – will greet us at the airport. Transfer to our hotel. Accommodation at the hotel. Lecture and tips on behavior during our stay in Tibet. A short tour of the city with a guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 3

After breakfast touring the city by bike. Tour of Potala Palace, Jo Khang Temple and Barkhor Market. We’ll use this day in the city of Lhasa as an acclimatization before taking our trip through Tibet. Free time for individual city sightseeing. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 4

Breakfast. Getting ready for our first trip into Tibet. Lhasa – Campsite Kama La (86 km). Biking at an altitude of 3600mnv can be a challenge. Walking past green fields and lush vegetation, specific to this region. Lunch. Rest in the afternoon. Accommodation in a camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 5

Breakfast. Drive from Camp Kampa La for 56km. Our destination – Yamdrok Tso camp. A little more challenging climb on the Kampa La pass. From this pass, the view reaches endless valleys full of various crops. Lunch. Rest in the afternoon. Accommodation in the camp. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 6

Breakfast. Cycling, Yamdrok Tso – camp before Karo La Pass. Accommodation in the camp. Dinner. Free time to hang out or rest. Overnight stay.

Day 7

After breakfast, a bike ride from Karo La Pass to Gyangtse (86km). Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch. Tour of the city with a guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 8

Breakfast. Continuation of or cycling tour from Gyantse to Shigatse, 90km. Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch. Tour of the city with a guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 9

Breakfast. Drive from Shigatse to Nang Pa Camp, 75km drive. Lunch. Campsite accommodation. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 10

Breakfast. Continued drive to Lhatse camp (85 km). Lunch break and then continuing our cycle to the camp. Getting to the camp. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 11

Breakfast. Cycling from Lhatse to Shigar (85 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch. Tour of the city accompanied by a guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 12

Breakfast. Continued route from Shigar to Tingri (82km). Accommodation at the hotel. Tour of the city with a local guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 13

Breakfast. Cycling from Tingri and driving (75 km) towards Tingri Valley. Rich in water with the main activity of the locals is crop cultivation. During our break, we’ll stop to take pictures of the Himalayan peaks, faintly showing in the distance. Campsite accommodation near Peiku lake. Lunch, and afternoon rest. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 14

Breakfast. Cycling from Peiku lake to Dzongkha. Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch. Well-deserved rest after cycling. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 15

Breakfast. Cycling from Dzongha to Kyirong. Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch. Touring the city and resting after our ride. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 16

Breakfast. Transfer to the border crossing point for Nepal. After entering Nepal, transfer to Kathmandu, where we’ll have lunch. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner with a special program. The Navari people will present their tradition through song and play. Overnight stay.

Day 17

Breakfast. A day for souvenir shopping and celebrating our successfully completed bike tour. Overnight stay.

Day 18

Breakfast. Transfer to Kathmandu airport, for your flight home.

What`s included?

    Flight, taxes and all fees from Kathmandu to Lhasa
    Airport – hotel – airport minibus transfers
    Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu; double rooms, BB
    Three-star hotel accommodation in Lhasa; double rooms, BB
    Hotel accommodation in Tibet during the MTB tour; double and triple rooms, BB
    Camp accommodation in Tibet during the MTB tour; tent for two, full board
    Guided tours of Kathmandu and Lhasa
    Tibetan visa
    Tibetan traveling permit
    Entry tickets to all monasteries, museums & national parks visited in Tibet
    Minibus transfer during the tour (in case of bad weather)
    Equipment transfer via truck during the tour
    Professional MTB guide
    Tibetan local guide, cook & support stuff

What`s not included?

    Flights to/from Kathmandu
    Nepalese visa  (40 USD)
    Renting a bike for the duration of the tour / GIANT or TREK bikes
    Travel & Health insurance
    Personal expenses

    You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to and from Kathmandu, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).

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