New Tibet cycling tour

16 Days
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Cycling in Tibet is the best way to explore the country and your Tibet Shamabhala Adventure arranges you the most unique and completely off the beaten track mountain biking trip in Tibet, totally different than other travel agents do. Our Tibetan travel guide welcome you and accompany to the holy Lhasa city. Two full days sightseeing around Lhasa and visiting the 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 the cycling in Tibet and ride for 90km along the Qinghai Tibet highway and side way of Qinghai Tibet railway which is the highest rail way in the world. Passing by some of Tibetan villages who are mostly farmers. Enjoy a beautiful night with a very comfortable bath and swimming in the geothermal hot spring. Cycling in Tibet off the beaten track from Yampachen, crossing Xugula pass with a super view of Mount Jomo Kanggar, a beautiful fertile valley and Tibetan villages all the way to Takdruka ferry where you cross Barhmaputra.Continue to Shigatse through the friendship highway at the distance of 100km and on the way you will pass by Shigatse Heping airport and some of the typical villages in the western Tibet.

During your cycling in Tibet, most of the time, you will follow the off the beaten trail and dusty county side road by following a completely new mountain biking route through Phuntsoling monastery, old Lhatse and more remoter area in the western Tibet. Continue off the beaten trail through mountain passes and zigzag roads along the Barhmaputra and ruins of historical iron bridges along the valley to Chung Riwoche. Chung Riwoche stupa which is one of the largest stupa in the central Tibet and according to the history, the Kubum stupa in Gyantse was built on the basis of the giant Stupa of Chung Riwoche.

Continue cycling in Tibet, tracking in the beaten trail and into very remote area of western Tibet, grassland and mountainous valley of Dingri area. Crossing the pass and biking down in the mountainous valley from which you will have a great view of Himalayan mountain range including Everest and Jow Oyuk. Cycling in Tibet finally reaches to Rongpu monastery at the elevation of 5000m. From Rongpu to Everest base camp is just 8km and your cycling in Tibet enjoy an extremely beautiful view of Everest and Everest base camp. walking to the Everest base camp is another exciting and challenging experience in the high Tibetan plateau. Drive back to old Dingri and all the way to Thongla pass. From there, you again cycle down the valley all the way to the border and continue to Kathmandu.
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
04 Ride from Lhasa to Yambachen (4150m/105Km)Tolung county-Qinghai Tibet highway-Yampachen hot springCampLocal TibetanBLD
05 Ride from Yambachen-Takdruka (4000m/100Km)Xugula pass-Mount Jomo Kanggar-beautiful Tibetan villageCampLocal TibetanBLD
06 Ride from Takduka-Shigatse ( 3950m/95Km)Barhmaputra river-western Tibetan villages-ShigatseCampLocal TibetanBL
07 Ride from Shigatse towards Phuntsoling monastery (4030m/90Km)Shigatse-Phuntsoling route-beautiful stream river-Visit the monasteryCampLocal TibetanBLD
08Ride from Phuntsokling to Ngamring county (4150m/100Km)Beautiful Tibetan villages-Ngamring lake-high mountain passes-Ngamring countyCampLocal TibetanBLD
09Ngamring county to Dope (4180m/ 110Km)High mountain passes-zigzag road-hill side villageCampLocal TibetanBLD
10 Ride from Dope to Chung Riwoche (4200m/70Km)Barhmaputra-Iron bridges-Chung Riwoche stupaCampLocal TibetanBLD
11Ride from Chung Riwoche to Tongtroling monastery (4280m/80KmFirst view of Mount Everest-Jow Oyuk-Dingri valley-Tongtroling monasteryCampLocal TibetanBLD
12 Ride from Tongtroling monastery to Old Dingri (4350m/80Km)Gurtso village-View of Mount Everest in the distance-Old DingriCampLocal TibetanBLD
13Ride from old Dingri to Rongbuk monastery (5000Mts/70Km )View of Jow Oyuk-Namla pass-Pangla pass-Rongpu monasteryCampLocal TibetanBLD
14Explore Everest base camp and back to Ronbku.Explore Everest base camp-the most beautiful view of Everest from the Everest base camp from TibetCampLocal TibetanBLD
15Rongpu monastery to Dzangmu border ( 2500m/250km)Thongla pass-great view of Shisha Bangma-Labchigang-Nyalam-Dzangmu borderHotel in DzangmuLocal TibetanBLD
16Dzangmu - Friendship bridge-Kathmandu ( 1500mts/128Km)Friendship bridge-narrow gorge and beautiful hill side villages-Kathmandu

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
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • 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
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainland China side
  • Lunch and dinner inside the hotel
  • Sleeping bag
  • mountain bikes
  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 Visit Pabongka-Chubsang nunnery-Sera monastery. 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 4 Ride from Lhasa to Yambachen hot spring,4150Mts/105Km. Camp

    Start your tour at 8.3o Am from your hotel and cycling with the whole group towards the gigantic square of the Potala Palace, meet all the groups members in front of the Potala Palace and take group photos on the bike in front of the Potala Palace which will be the most unforgettable and precious souvenirs of your Tibet mountain biking trip. Continue cycling towards Yampachen hot spring along the Qinghai Tibet highway. You will pass by Qinghai Tibet railway which is the highest rail way in the world and some of Tibetan villages who are mostly farmers. Enjoy a beautiful night with a very comfortable bath and swimming in the geothermal hot spring.

  • Day 5 Ride from Yambachen-Xugula pass-Takdruka,4000Mts/100Km. Camp

    Start your Tibet travel early in the morning and cycling off the beaten trail towards Shigatse, crossing Xugula pass with a super view of Mount Jomo Kanggar, a beautiful fertile valley and Tibetan villages all the way to Takdruka ferry where you cross Barhmaputra.

  • Day 6 Ride from Takduka-Shigatse,3950Mts/95Km. Hotel

    After breakfast, Continue to Shigatse through the friendship highway at the distance of 100km and on the way you will pass by Shigatse Heping airport and some of the typical villages in the western Tibet. If the time permits, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery on the same day.

  • Day 7 Ride from Shigatse to Phuntsoling monastery and visit the monastery ,4030Mts/120Km. Camp

    Biking off the beaten track and cycling to Phuntsoling monastery through some beautiful Tibetan farmer's villages and old Phuntsoling monastery. You will have less traffic along this road and more authentic experience of Himalayan mountain biking.

  • Day 8 Ride from Phuntsokling to Ngamring county,4150Mts/100Km . Camp

    Continue cycling on a dusty small road and pass by old Lhatse town and Lhatse monastery. The villages are beautiful and the people who live in those villages live on farming. They grow barley, potatoes, radish and some vegetables. They also rear some cattle.

  • Day 9 Ngamring county to Dope,4180Mts/ 110Km Camp

    Take turn off from the main highway to the Far West Tibet and Mount Kailash and take another off the beaten trail towards Chung Riwoche Stupa. Crossing a high pass and cycling through zigzags and Barhmaputra river.

  • Day 10 Ride from Dope to Chung Riwoche, Visit 4200Mts,70Km Camp

    Ride through dusty country road along the Barhmaputra, beautiful Tibetan villages and ruins of historical iron bridges which have more than thousand years history, built by a famous Tibetan master and Yogi called Thangtong Gyelpo who also created Tibetan opera. Reaching Chung Riwoche stupa which is one of the largest stupa in the central Tibet and according to the history, the Kubum stupa in Gyantse was built on the basis of the giant Stupa of Chung Riwoche.

  • Day 11 Ride from Chung Riwoche to Tongtrol Ling monastery, 4280Mts/ 80Km Camp

    Continue tracking in the beaten trail and cycling into the very remote area, grassland and mountainous valley of Dingri area. Crossing the pass and biking down in the mountainous valley. If the weather is clear, you will have a great view of Himalayan mountain range including Everest and Jow Oyuk.

  • Day 12 Ride from Tongtroling monastery to Gurtso and then to Old Dingri,4350Mts/80Km. Hotel

    Ride from Tongdroling to Gurtso where you meet the junction to Dzangmu border through friendship highway. Ride towards old Dingri, enjoy another beautiful view of Mount Everest from Gurtso village in a distance.

  • Day 13 Ride from Old Dingri to Rongbuk monastery,5000Mts/70Km Camp

    Cycling off the beaten trail through Lungjang valley with a fantastic view of Jow Oyuk snow mountain and the Nampala pass. Nampala pass is a trading route between the people from Dingri and Sherpa from Namche Bazzar in Nepal. Crossing Pangla pass at the elevation of 5000m. Biking down the valley and reach the river from Rongpu monastery and continue to Rongpu monastery where you will see an absolutely beautiful view of Mount Everest.

  • Day 14 Explore Everest base camp and back to Ronbku. Camp

    You will visit the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk. Explore Everest Base Camp by taking a conservative bus to the Everest base camp or by walk. If you walk to Everet base camp, it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Padmasamvawa . After two hrs trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. When the sun sets, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest in the red colored sun shade.

  • Day 15 Drive from Rongbuk to Thongla pass (5120m)-Cycling to Dzangmu border, 2500Mts/80Km. Hotel in Dzangmu

    Drive back to old Dingri by vehicle and get to the friendship highway again. Continue driving along the friendship highway around 100km more 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 16 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
  • Tibet Everest basecamp conservation fee for all members, guide
  • 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
  • China Tibet visa fee
  • Service of Nepal or mainland China side
  • Lunch and dinner inside the hotel
  • Sleeping bag
  • mountain bikes
  • 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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