Best Tibet biking tour

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Cycling holidays in Tibet is a very unique and surprising experience and a must for adventure cyclist. This best Tibet biking tour explores the off the beaten track and the most remote area of the Tibetan plateau. having two full days sightseeing around Lhasa and visiting the most cultural center of Tibet including the Potala Palace and Jokang temple which are listed in the UNESCO of the world heritage site. In order to get better acclimatized for your cycling in Tibet, the third day in Lhasa, we will do a different activity of biking to Pabongka and do some hiking around the temple and Sera monastery.

Start your best Tibet biking tour from Lhasa city and cycling in the southern part of Tibet, known as Lhoka, passing by Barhmaputra, Do valley and some beautiful Tibetan villages and monasteries in the remoter area of southern Tibet. Cross Trila pass at the elevation of 4890m and make a wish where there is a prayer flag for a successful and safe mountain biking in Tibet. While you are cycling along the Yamdrok lake, you will enjoy a view of the most beautiful part of Yamdrok lake, the beautiful Kurla Gangri, which is over 7000Mts peak, bordered to Bhutan. Riding within the beautiful villages of Yamdrok lake and a stunning view of Nojing Kangsang snow mountain in a distance, taking photos of the villages people who are indeed in Tibetan traditional dress being not influenced by the modern lives. You can really enjoy the beauty of the Tibetan culture and their way of daily living in those remote area which gives more authentic experience of the best Tibet biking tour.

Ride across the Simi la pass, 4350mts, rest on the top of the pass and take photos. You will be biking via Gyantse and Shigatse, visiting the most important site of the western Tibet including Palchoe and Kubum and Tashi Lhunpo monastery. After crossing Tsola pass,4021Mts, you will turn left from the main friedship highway, heading to Sakya monastery and continue taking the extreme off the beaten track through Tinggye county and all the way to Rongpu monastery and Everest base camp via remoter mountain passes and villages. Explore Everest base camp and another beautiful biking day from Rongpu monastery to old Dingri with a fantastic view of Jow Oyuk and Nampala pass. Tibet biking tour from Old Dingri to Thongla pass (5120m) and Cycling all the way down to Dzangmu border and continue to Kathmandu valley through high mountain passes, beautiful Himalayan mountain range and narrow gorges and water fall, dense forest and hill side villages.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Gongkar airport and travel to Lhasa. (3650m/45Km)Yarlung Tsangpo,Kyichu river, Lhasa city. Jokang templeHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
02Sightseeing tour around LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor BazzarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Sightseeing tour around LhasaVisit Pabongka-Chubsang nunnery-Sera monasteryHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Ride from Lhasa to Gyangshong village (3850m/120Km) drive/25km bike ride. CampBarhmaputra-Gongkar county-Chedeshol-Namgyelshol-Gyangshong villageCampLocal TibetanBLD
05Day 05 Ride from Gyangshong to Tarktso (4480m/95Km)Trila pass, Drangda, Karmaling grassland, Lhunpo Shol, TarktsoCampLocal TibetanBLD
06Tartso campsite to Ralung monastery (4350m/85km )Taglung-Nojing Kangsang snow mountain-Karola glacier, Ralung monasteryCampLocal TibetanBLD
07Ralung to Gyantse (3950m/90km)Simila pass-small lake at Simila- Gyantse-Palchoe monastery and KubumHotelLocal TibetanBL
08Gyantse to Shigatse ( 3900m/90Km)Vast fertile valley of agriculture-Shigatse-Tashi Lhunpo monasteryHotelLocal TibetanBB
09Shigatse to the foot of Tsola pass (4021m/105Km)Geding township-Tibetan villages-Tsola pass camp siteCampLocal TibetanBLD
10Ride to Sakya monastery (4150m/70Km)Tsola pass-Sakya town and the monasteryHotel in SakyaLocal TibetanBLD
11Sakya monastery to Nishar hot spring (4200m/ 78Km )Drila pass-great view of Lhotse-Makalu and EverestCampLocal TibetanBLD
12 Ride from Nishar to Tsogo (4200m/75Km )Cycling off the beaten trail on the Tibetan high plateauCampLocal TibetanBLD
13Ride from Tsogo to Trelung-Shi (3950m/76Km )Beautiful mountain pass ups and downs-view of the Himalayan rangeCampLocal TibetanBLD
14Ride from Shi to Rongbuk monastery (5000m/70Km)Tashizom-Chozom village-Rongpu monastery-EverestCampLocal TibetanBLD
15Explore Everest base camp (5200m) and back to Rongpu monastery (5000m/16km)Rongpu monastery-Everest Base CampCampLocal TibetanBLD
16Rongpu monastery to old Dingri (4390m/70km)Great view of of the Everest with beautiful sun rise on the Everest-Pangla pass-Jow Oyuk snow mountain-old DingriCampLocal TibetanBLD
17Old Dingri to Dzangmu border (2500m/180km)Great view of the Himalayan range including Shisha Bangma and Labchigang-Nyalam-DzangmuHotel in DzangmuLocal TibetanBLD
18Dzangmu to Kathmandu (1500m/128km )Friendship bridge-China Tibet and Nepal immigration-Kodari-beautiful hill side villages-Kathmandu valley

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • BB inside hotel and full board during the camp
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • All necessary special mountain biking permits
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • All camping equipment except sleeping bag
  • All camping fee
  • Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate during the camp
  • Cook and assistant with all utensil
  • Mountain biking China custom entry fee
  • Oxygen incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner inside the hotel
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainland China side
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mountain bikes
  • Mountain bike China custom entry fee
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01 Fly to Gongkar and then transfer to Lhasa, 3650Mts/45Km. Hotel in Lhasa.

    You will be met our Tibetan guide and accompany to Lhasa city. There are 60Km from Gongkar airport to Lhasa and you will see yarlung Tsangpo ( the Bharma Putra ), Nyethang stone carved Buddha and Lhasa Kyicu river. Check in the hotel and free afternoon for acclimatization. Hotel

  • Day 02 Visit Potala Palace and Jokang temple and Bharkor. Hotel in Lhasa.

    In the whole morning, visit Potala Palace , the highest palace in the world. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level. The Palace is dominated by golden roofs and from the top of the golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole Lhasa city. In the distance are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa river, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple . Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple , first built temple during the period of Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find many Pilgrims pray in front of the temple. Then sightseeing or shopping at Barkhor Bazaar which is around the temple.

  • Day 03 Biking to Pabongka monastery, visit Pabongka, down hill to Chubsang nunnery, visit nunnery and then to Sera monastery. Do Sera monastery Lingkor and have picnic lunch. Visit the monks debating and then back to Lhasa. Hotel in Lhasa.

    Biking to Pabongka monastery, visit Pabongka, down hill to Chubsang nunnery, visit nunnery and then to Sera monastery. Do Sera monastery Lingkor and have picnic lunch. Visit the monks debating and then back to Lhasa.

  • Day 04 Ride from Lhasa to Namgyel shol and then to Gyangshong village,3850Mts/120Km drive/25km bike ride. Camp

    After around 70Km drive from Lhasa, you will reach Chedeshol village. You will meet our crew with the bikes and all camping equipment. From Chedeshol village, you will turn left from the main road to Gongkar airport and start your biking. The village of Chedeshol itself is an old town and it is worthy to bike through the town to see how the old town of Tibetan looks like. There is also a monastery called Dopu Chokor monastery. After Chedeshol you will bike through several beautiful villages and reach Namgyle shol town. You will have lunch before Namgyel shol village and then continue to Gyangshong village. The road for biking today is not very difficult as most part of the road is paved. You will pass by the Gyangshong reservoir and dam. 

  • Day 05 Ride from Gyangshong via Trila pass, Drangda, Karmaling grassland, Lhunpo Shol, Tarktso,4480Mts/95Km. Camp

    Early morning, enjoy your morning tea and breakfast and then start your biking through Drila pass which is around 4890mts above sea level. Today, the most part of the road is a dusty road and it is a steep up until you cross the pass through several zigzag road. You will reach the top of the pass after around 3 hours and half biking. From the top of the pass, you will enjoy the most beautiful part of Yamdrok lake, the beautiful Kurla Gangri, which is over 7000Mts peak border to Bhutan. The beautiful prayer flag is waving and you can wish for the good luck of your journey and for all your family from the top of the pass. Ride down to Dangdha village, there is also a monastery called Dangdha monastery. Continue cycling in the Yamdrok valley and pass by Karmnaling grassland.

  • Day 06 Ride from Tarktso-Taglung-Karola glacier, Ralung monastery,4350Mts/85Km. Camp

    Riding within the beautiful villages of Yamdrok lake and a stunning view of Nojing Kangsang snow mountain in a distance, taking photos of the villages people who are indeed in Tibetan traditional dress being not influenced by the modern lives. You can really enjoy the beauty of Tibetan culture and their way of daily living resembled the one in the olden days. You will ride the bikes along the yamdrok lake with a fantastic view of the lake, some small islands and a long distant view of Noejing Kangsang snow capped mountain. You will pass by Taklung town and monastery. Taklung monastery is one of the oldest monastery in yamdrok area. Finally, you will be reaching Ralung monastery and camp nearby the monastery.

  • Day 07 Ride from Ralung to Gyantse, 3950Mts/90Km Yeti hotel

    Ride across the Simi la pass, 4350mts, rest on the top of the pass and take photos. You will be riding along a big reservoir and here is an important tip for our clients to pay attention on the road while you are riding along the reservoir since the road beside the reservoir is really narrow. First view of Gyangtse town and it's fortress in the long distance. Gyangtse is one of the biggest farming lands in Tibet where people grow lots of barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables.

  • Day 08 Ride from Gyantse to Shigatse, 3900mts/90Km Mansarovar hotel

    Ride from your hotel to Palchoe monastery which is just 5 minutes, Park all the bikes at the entry gate of the monastery while you are visiting the monastery. Our driver will take care of the bikes there. Palchoe monastery is one of the second largest monastery in the Tsang region and it has more than 700 hundred years history, built by local chieftain called Rabten Kunsang. Within the monastery, you will also visit Kubum stupa which is the largest stupa in the central Tibet , also built by Rebtan Kunsang. After sightseeing, ride continuously to Shigastse, the second largest city of Tibet .

  • Day 09 Ride from Shigatse to the foot of Tsola pass, 4021Mts/105Km. Camp

    Ride along the friendship highway and passing by many Tibetan villages and small monasteries on a hill side. The entire valley all the way from Shigatse to Lhatse are Tibetan farmers. Camp before crossing Tsola pass.

  • Day 10 Ride to Sakya monastery,4150Mts/70Km . Camp

    You will be cycling to Sakya monastery at the distance of 45km with a very good road condition, crossing Tsola pass and several beautiful traditional Tibetan villages. Have lunch in Sakya and afternoon, visit Sakya monastery and walk around the town and hill near Sakay monastery.

  • Day 11 Sakya monastery to Nishar hot spring,4200Mts/ 78Km Camp

    Continue cycling towards Nyishar village and crossing a big mountain pass called Drila. From the top of the pass, you will have a fantastic view of Makalu, Lhotse and Everest. Enjoying biking down the pass with viewing great Himalayan mountain range.

  • Day 12 Ride from Nishar to Tsogo,4200Mts,75Km Camp

    Enjoy biking off the beaten trail and get the ultimate experience of the great Himalayan mountain biking tour. If the weather is very nice, you will have a fantastic view of the Mount Everest in the distance. The road condition for today is a small dusty countryside road.

  • Day 13 Ride from Tsogo to Trelung-Shi, 3950Mts/ 76Km Camp

    You will follow the old trail where local people used to travel with their horse and donkeys in the olden days but nowadays, they take the motor road instead of this. You will cross another big pass which is over 5000m above sea level. You will be cycling down the valley and little bit of up the valley. The scenery is similar to the previous day where you are biking on the Himalayan plateau.

  • Day 14 Ride from Shi toTashizom-Choezom-Everest Rongbuk monastery,5000Mts/70Km. Camp

    Following the motor road from Tsa to Tashizom which is the road to go to Kartha valley and Kangshung face and you will reach Tashizom which is one of the biggest villages on the way to Everest Base Camp. Continue biking towards Mount Everest Base Camp. You will avoid the motor road to Everest Base Camp and follow the river valley and get to Rongpu monastery.

  • Day 15 Explore Everest base camp and back to Rongpu monastery (5000m/16km) Camp

    Morning, ride to Everest Base camp at the distance of 8Km from Rongbuk. Take group photos with bikes at the Everest Base camp and enjoy the most attractive view of mount Everest. Return to Rongbuk monastery and over night at Rongbuk.

  • Day 16 Rongbuk monastery - Old Dingri,4390mts, 70Km. Camp

    Ride across another Pangla pass,5000mts and descend down in the valley and get to Old Dingri. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop a night in order to view mount Everest for tourists especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem.

  • Day 17 Drive from old Dingri to Thongla pass (5120m)-Cycling to Dzangmu border, 2500Mts/80Km. Hotel in Dzangmu

    Driving along the friendship highway around 100km by vehicle to Thongla pass. From the top of the Thongla pass, you will enjoy your final great view of the Himalayan mountain range including Shisha Bangma and Labchigang. From Thongla pass, cycling down the valley with a very good paved road all the way to Dzangmu, passing some Tibetan villages and Mila Repa cave, beautiful dense forest gorge and beautiful stream water.

  • Day 18 Dzangmu - Friendship bridge-Kathmandu ,1500mts, 128Km. End the trip

    Cycling down to Friendship bridge at the distance of 8km, do the necessary paper work at China custom and Nepal immigration. Riding through a narrow gorge, passing villages on the hill side and Barabisi town and finally reach Kathmandu valley.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • BB inside hotel and full board during the camp
  • All necessary Tibet tour entry and road permits
  • All necessary special mountain biking permits
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • Karola glacier conservation fee
  • Tibet Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • All camping equipment except sleeping bag
  • All camping fee
  • Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit, chocolate during the camp
  • Cook and assistant with all utensil
  • Mountain biking China custom entry fee
  • Oxygen incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner inside the hotel
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainland China side
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mountain bikes
  • Mountain bike China custom entry fee
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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