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Lhasa-Kathmandu mountain bike tour

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Trip Code : AHA/T-03
Duration : 23 Days
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Automn/Spring/Summer

    The most challenging biking tour in the world, this epic mountain biking adventure across ‘The Roof of the World’ covers a distance over 1,100 kilometers from the Tibetan capital Lhasa to Kathmandu, crossing six high passes over 5000 meters. To make this trip even more adventurous, we have incorporated a four-days round trip away from the main Lhasa, the heart of Tibet is dotted with world-renowned heritage sites and cultural relics, almost all of which are located at a walking distance. Take Jokhang temple, for example, it is considered to be the holiest man-made architecture in Tibet. Others landmarks are the Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's former winter residence and monasteries, Norbu Lingkha, the Dalai Lama’s summer residence, and Ramoche temple. Many important Gelukpa monasteries such as Sera and Drepung are located in areas surrounding Lhasa. the north base camp of Mt. Everest. Another brilliant part of this trip is the mind-blowing descent of 4,600 meters from the 5,050 meters high Thang La pass. We call it the world’s longest downhill The trip is supported by a Nepalese camping crew, a mountain bike guide, and a professional local Tibetan guide. The entire journey will be supported by a 4WD Land Cruiser and a support truck.
 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Pre trip equipment, checkup and preparation

Day 4 : Flight to Gongger Airpot (3650m)

Day 5 : Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 6 : Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 7 : Ride to Khamba La Base Camp (3700m)

Day 8 : Ride to Ngartse (4450m)

Day 9 : Ride to Karo Pass Base Camp (4750m)

Day 10 : Ride to Gyantse (3980m)

Day 11 : Ride to Shigatse (3860m)

Day 12 : Ride to Gyachung Monastery (4100m)

Day 13 : Ride to Lhatse (3860m)

Day 14 : Ride to Shegar (4050m)

Day 15 : Ride to Rongbuk Valley (4200m)

Day 16 : Ride to Everest Base Camp and back to Rongbuk Monastery (4200m)

Day 17 : Ride to Tingri (4340m)

Day 18 : Ride to Lalung Pass Valley (4800m)

Day 19 : Ride to Gontala Pass (4750m)

Day 20 : Ride to Kerong Town (3200m)

Day 21 : Ride to Syabru Bensi (1460m) and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 22 : Rest Day in Kathmandu

Day 23 : Final Departure

What's included

  • Complementary welcome dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Nepal and Tibet as per itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guides (Tibetan & Nepalese in respective places)
  • Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis in Nepal and Tibet
  • Overland transportation (1 Truck up to 5 pax with cabin for passengers and more than 5 pax jeep and truck)
  • All Entrance fees in Tibet and Nepal.
  • Nepali Kitchen Staff
  • Tent/Matris/Sleeping Bag/First aid Kit box
  • Cycling Guide

What's not included

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa airfare
  • Mountain Bike
  • Lunch and Dinner in Nepal and Tibet of Hotel
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Items of personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Tibet Visa

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