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, and a backup vehicle. Nepal Highland Treks looks after entire documentation and provide Motorbike Hire in Kathmandu services.
Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour is from Kathmandu Nepal crossing through the Kerung border to Tibet. 7 days riding Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour plans is including one extra day staying in Kerung for acclimatization. The preparation time begins in Kathmandu Nepal. Hiring your motorbike, 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.
The first day of the Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour reaches at first Tibetan town Kerung through Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Rasuwagadi. Kerung is about 2,900 meters altitudes we stay one more 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.
This tour run with any number of rider. If you wish to join our small group we can join you in our fixed departure dates.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
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 from Kathmandu. (124 km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900m
Day 05:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and reach at Kerung (24 km - 1 Hour). Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest house
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
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.
We need following documents at least before 45 days to procedure Tibet permits and visa
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel 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 2Day 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 3Day 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 4Motorbike towards Rasuweagadi boarder from Kathmandu. (124 km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900mGet 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 5Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and reach at Kerung (24 km - 1 Hour). Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Overnight at Guest house 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 6Motorbike 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 7Motorbike to Everest Base Camp (5,200 mt.) and ride back to Ronbuk Monastery (78 km). Overnight at Guest House 5,000mIt 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 8Spend easy morning at Ronbuk with the scenic view and ride back to Tingri (70 km). Overnight at Guest houseMoring 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 9Motorbike 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 10Ride 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.
Day 11Day 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
Departure dates on our website might be different than your suitable date. Please email us to have your own date and your own trip. We can make customize an itinerary as per your interest in every private trip. The best time for the EBC Motorbiking tour is from April to November.
Nepal Highland Treks provide Motorbike Hiring services. The best motorbike for the Tibet Everest Base Camp tour is the 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 Royal Enfield classic 350/550.
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 passport size of the picture at Kathmandu Nepal for final visa approval. Find below other ideas about documentation.
Accommodation in the trip
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.
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., Malaysia