Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour

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Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour Highlights
  • Motorbike Tour to Everest Base Camp is 8 days riding via the Kerung border and back to Kathmandu Nepal in the same way. An organized tour is with a professional Tibetan Guide, a Mechanic from Nepal, A riding guide from Nepal and a backup vehicle. Nepal Highland Treks looks after entire documentation for entry permit and visa as well as provide Motorbike Hire in Kathmandu services.                 

Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour is from Kathmandu Nepal crossing through the Kerung border to Tibet. 8 days riding Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour plans is including one day test riding inside the Kathmandu and around the Kathmandu valley. The preparation time begins in Kathmandu Nepal. Discussing the tour plan together with the team and mechanic before starting. The recommended Tibet Motorcycle Tour is now Royal Enfield classic or Himalayan Royal Enfield. This is with reasonable cost on hire, and comfortable for a single rider. Although, there are many choices to hire a bike in Kathmandu Nepal. Royal Enfield 550 cc, Honda CRF is the optional one but do not expect other brand motorbikes in Nepal to hire. 

Tibet Motorcycle Tour

The first day of the Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour reaches near at Nepal Tibet border hrough Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Rasuwagadi. Second day is the day to cross immigration and reach first Tibetan town Kerung. Kerung is about 2,900 meters altitudes we stay one full day and a night here to acclimatize in altitude. Next ride to Tingri through the vast Tibetan plateau, scenic Himalayan views, and passing high passes about 5,000 meters. The third day of riding reaches nearly at Mount Everest, Tingri. Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour through Rongbuk monastery next day and back to Tingri again for the overnight. Tibet Motorbike Tour than riding back the same way to Kathmandu Nepal through the Kerung border.

This tour itinerary can be customized as per your interest if you are planning for a private tour. Another most famous biking route in Tibet is towards Lhasa including EBC and Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour is an optional route to extend your Everest Base Camp Motorbiking itinerary. We can offer our group a joining tour for the individual rider. Having a small group of fewer than 5 peoples in a team cost high in Tibet, this is the reason we suggest have at least 5 rides team or join our small group. The best season for this tour is from April to June months and months of September, October. In March every year, Tibet does not allow any foreigner to enter their country, this rule is up to another notification officially from Tibet.

With the recent rules from Tibet, Tibet tour from Nepal need minimum 4 participants to get Tibetan entry visa and permits, so the minimum number of riders in the group need at least 4 peoples. EBC motorbiking tour cost mentioned in this page is based on 6 riders in a group. If your private group is in different size (Less or more than 6 riders), tour cost is different. We also offer you our departure dates to join a small group size specially for individual riders.        

Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel 1350 meters
  • Day 02:Day in Kathmandu for preparation your Tibetan visa
  • Day 03:Day in Kathmandu. Trip preparation, test riding and Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 04:Motorbike towards Rasuweagadi boarder (Timure) from Kathmandu. (124 km – 8 Hours) Overnight at local hotel 1736 meters
  • Day 05:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and reach at Kerung (24 km - 1 Hour). Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest house 2700 meters
  • Day 06:Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300 mt.
  • Day 07:Motorbike to Everest Base Camp (5,200 mt.) and ride back to Ronbuk Monastery (78 km). Overnight at Guest House 5,000m
  • Day 08:Spend easy morning at Ronbuk with the scenic view and ride back to Tingri (70 km). Overnight at Guest house
  • Day 09:Motorbike back to Kerung (255 km - 7 Hours). Overnight at guest house
  • Day 10:Ride back to Kathmandu (124km – 8 Hours). Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 11:Day of final Departure
  • Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel 1350 meters

    A representative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up from the international airport and transfer to Hotel. Your arrival in Nepal should be before 12 to apply for a final Tibetan visa. If you are not able to arrive before this time, your arrival should be a day before. We collect your original passport, a visa picture and you have to fill an Embassy for your details. 

  • Day 02:Day in Kathmandu for preparation your Tibetan visa

    Because we need 3 full working days to get a final visa from the Chinese Embassy Nepal. Today is the day we apply and get an early hour on 3rd day so that we can start to ride the same day from Kathmandu. Spend your time in Kathmandu on your own. Any tour can be arranged in your demand. 

  • Day 03:Day in Kathmandu. Trip preparation, test riding and Overnight at Hotel

    Day in Kathmandu for preparing the Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour. Tour briefing together with the riding team, mechanic, and team from Nepal Highland Treks. Test riding with your bike around Kathmandu valley in historical places. You can visit UNESCO heritage sites with your bike. Hindu temples, a Buddhist stupa, and Oldest palaces. 

  • Day 04:Motorbike towards Rasuweagadi boarder (Timure) from Kathmandu. (124 km – 8 Hours) Overnight at local hotel 1736 meters

    Get your final Tibet visa from Embassy and start riding towards the Tibet border. It is a short in the distance to buy a long time ride in a mountain road through remote road to Langtang national park till Rasuwagadi through Nuwakot, Dhunche, Shyabrubesi. Today we will not be able to cross immigration and reach the first Tibetan town. We stay overnight near the immigration at Nepal side Rasuwagadi. It is another 24 kilometer further from here to reach Kerung 

  • Day 05:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and reach at Kerung (24 km - 1 Hour). Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest house 2700 meters

    Ride about 1 hour to reach Kerung. It is a day of acclimatization which helps to be acclimatized your body in altitude. Also, try to ride around the town and may reach up to the second Kerung town altitude almost 4000 meters. We prepare for next riding into scenic Tibetan road near Everest

  • Day 06:Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300 mt.

    Ride in big and well-paved road over the highland of big Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas are stunning from high passes. Explore beautiful lakes and the local settlement with their daily unique activities. Tingri is a unique Tibetan town from here, we can see Mount Everest view and other neighbor mountain peaks

  • Day 07:Motorbike to Everest Base Camp (5,200 mt.) and ride back to Ronbuk Monastery (78 km). Overnight at Guest House 5,000m

    It is the day of reaching Base Camp of Mount Everest's north side. Ride to there through the Rongbuk monastery. Exploration and ride back to Rongbuk for overnight. Rongbuk is the last tea house point near Everest Base Camp. A clear view of Mount Everest and other mountains can be seen from here. 

  • Day 08:Spend easy morning at Ronbuk with the scenic view and ride back to Tingri (70 km). Overnight at Guest house

    Moring time spends with a scenic view of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Visit the oldest Rongbuk monastery nearby. The latter ride back to Tingri via the same road. It is only a short riding back to Tingri from Rongbuk. Time spend to take pictures of Himalayan ranges and visit Rongbuk Monastery  

  • Day 09:Motorbike back to Kerung (255 km - 7 Hours). Overnight at guest house

    The same way back to Kerung today. Well paved road with scenic views of Lakes, Mountain, Land, and local Tibetan settlement. we also can enter the village and explore the local houses, their lifestyle from near. Overnight at guest houses. 

  • Day 10:Ride back to Kathmandu (124km – 8 Hours). Overnight at Hotel

    Ride down to the Nepal Tibet immigration. Say goodbye to Tibetan driver and Guide. After immigration formalities, ride again to Kathmandu Nepal in the same way. Since today is same mountain road back to Kathmandu, you have also option to ride chartered helicopter from boarder site of Nepal to Kathmandu. We can handle motorbike from there till Kathmadnu.   

  • Day 11:Day of final Departure

    Final departure from Nepal. our representative drops you to international airport. It is important to reach the international airport before 3 hours from your original flight time

Route Map

Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour map
Cost Details
  • Arrival and departure arrangement
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing room with breakfast
  • Accommodation in local hotel/ guest houses in Tibet on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Tibet travel permit and visa
  • Royal Enfield Motorbike on hire for 8 days 
  • Motorbike fuel
  • Permit of Motorbike and immigration deposit for security
  • Backup transportation in the entire trip
  • A professional mechanic with a proper toolbox 
  • Government license holder Professional Tibetan guide
  • Immigration formalities
  • Management of emergency evacuation
  • First Aid box
  • Government taxes and all service charge 
  • Lunch and Dinner in entire tour
  • Bottled drinks including drinking water, bar bills
  • Personal equipment and riding gears
  • Cost of emergency evacuation in case of need
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal trip insurance
  • Any tipping
  • Any cost in damage in motorbike, any parts exchange in Motorbike during your riding 
Price & Availability
Select a Departure Month
MondayMay 20, 2024
ThursdayMay 30, 2024

Departure dates mentioned in our package page is fucusing for individual riders who need to join our small group. Who are in the group and want to make their own date, we can provide the dates as per your interest. We shall provide different cost for the private group. Tour cost for the private group depent on the group size 

Useful Information

Best time for EBC riding

The best month of Motorbiking tour is from month or April till June and Month of September till November. The weather and temperature in these months are favorable and views of land and Himalayan ranges are much clear. Winter months December till February is not able to ride in the Tibetan highway due to ice and cold temperature. Summer season from month of July till August does not suggest to put your tour date. There are some part on the way possible to get land slide and block the road due to heavy rainfall. Month of March, the rules of Tibet is still not changed, they do not allow tourist to visit Tibet and does not issue any permission for month or March.

Hiring Motorbike

Nepal Highland Treks provide Motorbike Hiring services. The best motorbike for the Tibet Everest Base Camp tour is the Royal enfield classic 550cc OR Himalayan Royal Enfield. It may cost you USD 50 per day not including fuel on it. It also has the option to take other categories Motorbike like honda CRF. But do not expect to hire other brand motorbikes which are luxury in Nepal. Motorbike also need special permit to enter Tibet, so once we starts to apply all the permits, we should apply for perticular one we can not change motorbike after we applied. We normally should starts to prepare permit of motorbiking group before 45 days from your arrival day in Nepal.   


Tibet visa with entry permit of Motorbike is the main document on this tour. We need a passport scan copy and your international motorbike license to obtain a Tibet travel permit with your Motorbike. We also need your original passport and MRP size of the picture at Kathmandu Nepal for final visa approval. Find below other ideas about documentation.

  • Valid passport copy by email. It should be at least 6 months valid
  • International driving license (In the same of Indian and Nepali normal licence works)
  • Bike blue book pages, first till 5th pages (If you hire a bike from us we handle this work)  
  • Bike details, we will provide you format (If you hire a bike from us we handle this work) 
  • Photograph of Bikes (clear photo of bike front and back can see the number plate and bike body) - If you hire a bike from us we handle this work 
  • Your picture for the visa (Digital picture, white background, MRP size) send by email and bring same picture 
  • Original passport once you arrive in Kathmandu (before 3 full working days)
  • Custom deposit payment clip or any other documents provided by Nepali custom in the time of you enter Nepal from India through any border. This case is only for Indians who come with their bike in Nepal.
  • Issue of NOC letter in the case for riders who holding Indian passsport 

Accommodation in the trip during EBC motorbiking 

Simple accommodations on local guest houses are available in Tingri and Rongbuk. That is for 3 nights. The rest of the places has the option to choose either basic accommodation in Hotel and Guesthouses or standard accommodation. Standard accommodation in Tibet part is up to 3-star category Hotels and guest houses. More than 3 stars hotels are only available in Kathmandu Nepal in this trip   

Foods and drinks in the Tour

There are plenty of restaurants entire on this trip. Lunch and Dinner at extra cost from this package and you can easily buy it every place. Only basic Tibetan and Chinese styles of foods are available in Tingri and Rongbuk. Mineral water for drinking and other drinks is available in every stops.     


There will be a registered Tibetan guide for all the formalities in immigration inside Tibet. Additional Tibetan driver in backup transportation and one mechanic with his toolbox from Nepal. Backup transportation on the Nepal side will be Nepali vehicles with Nepali drivers. A riding guide to lead the tour will be also provided if our group size is 6 or more riders. If you are experience in this route to lead your own group, you also can skip riding guide. We reduce the cost accordingly.  

Packing list for Everest Base Camp Motorcycling

Bike Gears

Riding suite/ Jacket
Riding pants with knee pads
Bike gloves
Bike riding boots
Sunglasses / goggles
Dust mask to protect against dust and wind
Water resistant backpack
Small day pack with space for essentials such as wallets, camera, your insurance copy and passports


You are riding to cold temperature in Tibet and Everest base camp region, so that your clothing for the Tibet need warm set. Few days spend in Nepal before entering to Tibet is with hot temperature and you also need light clothes.

Warm covered hat
warm pair of trousers
2 pair light and normal clothes to use in hot temperature
Down jacket
Warm socks
Light walking shoes
Thermal underclothes
Warm scarf
Quick drying towel
Sun block cream
Lip Balm
Hand sanitizer
Your regular toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothpaste, brush

3 working days is required for Tibetan visa in Nepal

Your stay in Nepal should be at least 3 full working days for a final Tibetan visa. It is before you start your trip. We need an original passport, one copy of the visa photo, and fill an embassy form (we provide you) with your details. At least a month ago, We need passport scan copy, your license copy and Motorbike blue book (If you are hiring with us, we will have this details with us) for Tibet travel permit, self-ride permit, and other formalities

You do not need to obtain a visa or any permits, we do look after every arrangement

Riding to Everest Base Camp Tibet need special permits. Chinese visa in your passport is not required. We do look after every arrangement. Tibet permit, Tibet Visa, Motorbike permit, Self-ridding permit, and immigration deposit are arranged by us. If you have any Chinese visa in your passport already, it cancels while we take your Tibet visa from the Chinese Embassy Kathmandu Nepal. Tour is leading by a professional government license holder our Tibet guide. He or she will look after immigration formalities, formalities in every checking point, and other arrangements.  

NOC letter for Indian passport holders 

Riders who are holding Indian passport need to issue NOC letter from Indian Embassy Kathmadnu to enter third country from Kathmadnu. For this purpose Indian passport holders need to arrive Kathmandu a day before. No need to present all the riders to Chinese visa center for Tibet entry visa. We will submit all the neccesary doucument.   

Travel Tips for Tibet Motorbiking

Tibet is more controlled land. Foreigners are only allow to enter Tibet with registered agency and stay in the agency package. There should be Tibetan registered guide present in the every checking points to make sure visa, permits and other documents. Travelling Everest base camp with motorbike also have long procedure to take permission from tourism office. We can not replace other motorbike once we get permission for the one. It is about 45 days procedure to get permission. Tourist travelling to Tibet does not suggest to bring any books, magazine, pamphlet, flags or any other documents related Tibet and monks. Custom at the time of enter will check every small things including your mobile and other devices. Avoid any discussion about political and other related topics inside Tibet. Go as a tourist enjoy the scenic landscape, Himalayan rage, Tibetan village, peoples and cultures. Safe yourself from custom rejection to enter Tibet even after getting permits and visa. We always discuss and provide you suggestion and advice regarding all the information before trip starting.

Alternate way to reach Everest Base Camp

There are two Everest base camp. South EBC is in Nepal part and trekking several days is the main way to reach since road access is not yet there. Another way to reach Everest Base Camp from Nepal site is by helicopter for those who can not manage to walk for several days in the altitude. The south part of EBC is more scenic with the help of surrounding other high Himalayas and great view point Kalapathar. Trekking Everest Base Camp is more famous in Nepal due to the easy access of Nepal visa and permits of the region. EBC north site is Tibet which can also visit by Jeep driving or trekking. Driving tour can starts from Lhasa the capital of Tibet and from Nepal too. Peoples who are not interesting to ride motorbike and not interesting to trek for several days, driving tour is another suitable option to experience Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp in Nepal site is in the altitude of 5360 meters and Tibet site is in 5200 meters. It is with road access till EBC from Tibet site but not in Nepal site.

Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour FAQs

  • There are two Everest Base Camps. One if from Nepal called southern Everest Base Camp and another is in Tibet Norther Everest Base Camp. You can ride only till Tibet Everest Base Camp but have to trek all the way to the south base camp. Ride to EBC can start from Lhasa the capital of Tibet or from Nepal. The Everest Base Camp in Tibet is in the altitude of 5200 meters. It is about 8 kilometers from Ronbuk monastery. Ronbuk is the last point of accommodation availalbe. Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is about 770 km in road distance. It takes 3 days to reach by motrbiking. From Nepal to Everest Base Camp north in the tibet site is about 485 kilometers. It is 3 days riding by motorbike. Everest base camp in Nepal site reaches by several days trekking or by helicopter flight. 

Client Reviews

  • We organised our Everest Base Camp Riding

    It was our respect to Hemanta and his team to manage every things on time even though got lots of trouble getting permits due to last hours rules change from Tibet government. We mixed nationalities peoples were able to get every things on hand to ride our bikes till Everest Base camp Tibet. We were riding our own bikes riding further to Tibet and Everest Base Camp. First day route is bit challenging. Rough and narrow road in Nepal side makes us almost impossible to ride further. But enjoyment ws there with scenic landscape, local villages and peoples. From the second day when we cross the immigration and reach at Tibet part, riding bikes were easier in wide highway. Tibet guide and our backup van driver were so helpful and funny. We spend 7 night all together by sharing information about Tibet and peoples. Guide Nima was so informatics. We have heard Guide there will be only for government formalities not to expect much info about Tibet from them, but we were lucky to get informatics, helpful and smiley guide. Our driver was also technical one who help us a lot when we get to maintain our bikes on the way.

    Accommodation we choose before as budget guest houses were uncomfortable when we reach there so that we upgrade it to the best available in the town. We paid more but company refund us budget hotels cost we paid before. It is suggest to choose best available guest houses on the way so that you can take hot shower sometime you feel.  Near the base camp no choices, only simple rooms sharing toilet outside without and bathing facilities. We were all gotten briefing about the tour by company owner Hemanta not to expect more facilities in Tibet but we were so much happy to get more than expected. Thanks again Nepal Highland Treks, owner of the company Hemanta and his team. We look forward to get another chance to plan trip in Nepal or again to Tibet including Lhasa or may be toward Kailash too.  

    Balachandran B.M.
    Balachandran B.M.Singapore,November 07, 2018
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