Kathmandu Lhasa Everest Base Camp Motorbiking Tour - 15 Days

Highlights

    Motorbike in one of the Highest and longest route, Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Lhasa is around 2200 kilometers round trip.  Through scenic Tibetan landscape, Nomads, snow capped mountains, beautiful blue Lakes, thousand year old monasteries, historical cities, highest passes in the world. Tour start and end at Kathmadnu Nepal.          

Kathmandu Lhasa Everest Base Camp motorbike tour starts and ends at Kathmandu Nepal. Ride from Kathmandu to Kerung border and reach at Everest Base Camp Tibet (5,200m) through the highest Himalayan route in the world. Ride to the capital city of Tibet Lhasa and the same way ride back to Kathmandu Nepal. Tour is an experience of scenic Tibetan plateau, the thousand years old monasteries, Tibetan culture, peoples and Himalayan view. The round trip distances cover about 2200 kilometers crossing through 6 highest mountain pass over 5,000 miters.

Motorbike Tour is a well-managed tour including experience bike mechanic from Nepal. Our itinerary has enough time to prepare the bike, equipment in Kathmandu. Backup transportation throughout the tour with good experience registered Tibetan guide. Hire a motorbike as per your demand in Nepal. Nepal Highland Treks prepare all necessary documents, permits of traveler, motorbike, and self-drive permission. Entire accommodations are in hotels and guest houses. There are nice tourist categories of hotels in the main Tibetan cities. Remote like near Everest Base camp is staying in a local Tibetan guest house.

The first day of Motorbike riding is a short distance but takes a long time. It is a mountain road through Langtang National park to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung. The second day is acclimatization day in Kerung 2,900m. On the same day, we ride towards Kerungkhang 4300 miters to reach altitude and come back to Kerung for sleep. This is a good way to make your body acclimatize in altitude. We start riding towards Everest Base Camp via Tingri and Rongbuk monastery. Our ride than starts towards historical cities Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhasa. Beautiful blue Lakes on the way, snow-capped mountain peaks, Tibetan nomad tents, and decorative highest passes. Get the precious visit at historical sites in Gyantse, Shigatse, and in Lhasa. Tour at the end continues ride back to Kathmandu.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Trip preparation and Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Motorbike to Kerung from Kathmandu. (124km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900m

Day 04:Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Ride up to Kerungthing and back to Kerung for overnight at Guest house

Day 05:Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300m

Day 06:Motorbike to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) and ride back to Ronbuk Monastery. Overnight at Guest House 5,000m

Day 07:Spend easy morning at Ronbuk with the scenic view and ride back to Tingri. Overnight at Guest house

Day 08:Motorbike to Shigatse (220 km - 6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel 3900m

Day 09:Motorbike to Lhasa (270 km/ 7 Hours). overnight at Hotel 3,700m

Day 10:Day in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and walking around Tibetan streets. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11:Motorbike to Shigatse (270km - 8 Hours) Via Yamdrik Lake. Overnight at Hotel 4,000m

Day 12:Motorbike Back to Saga (320km - 9 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4450m

Day 13:Motorbike Back to Kerung (230km - 6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 2,900m

Day 14:Motorbike back to Kathmandu (124km - 8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel 1400m

Day 15:Trip End, Departure

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and Departure arrangement
    • Accommodation in Hotel and guest houses in twin sharing with breakfast
    • Tibet travel permit and visa
    • Self drive permit for motorbike
    • Immigration deposit for motorbike
    • Back up transportation in entire tour
    • Entrance fees in sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Government registered Tibetan guide
    • Motorbike Mechanic with tools box
    • Assist in hiring motorbike in Nepal
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation in case of need
    • First aid tool
    • Company service charge and official taxes 

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and Dinner in Entire tour
    • Bottled drinks including drinking water, bar bills
    • Cost of hiring motorbike and its fuel
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal equipment, bike gears
    • Cost of emergency evacuation in case of need
    • Charges of any damage in bike
    • Any tipping
    • Extra activities 

    Tour cost is based on total number of participant. If you are individual, we can give you option to join our group.

Important Note

Documents need

  • Valid passport copy by email
  • Original passport 3 days before in Kathmandu Nepal for your final Tibetan visa
  • One copy photograph for visa (White background, without eye glass and clearly seen your both years)
  • Fill an Embassy form once you reach here in Nepal
  • International driving license
  • If you come with your own bike, we need Bike registration certificate, Bike picture from front and back, details of the bike (we will provide you format)   

More info

  • You do not need Chinese visa in your passport
  • We do look after Tibetan visa, you do not need to present in Chinese Embassy
  • Permit procedure is 45 days before tour starting
  • No Tibet travel permit and visa for few Nationalities, please make sure it in the time of your email conversation with us.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at HotelRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up from international airport and transfer to Hotel. If time permits, we can discuss about the tour, motorbike and final Tibetan visa.

Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Trip preparation and Overnight at HotelDay in Kathmandu for preparing the tour. Tour briefing together with the riding team, mechanic and team from Nepal highland Treks. Test riding with your bike around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 3Motorbike to Kerung from Kathmandu. (124km – 8 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 2,900mstart riding very early in the morning. It is log day journey through remote road to Langtang national park till Rasuwagadi through Nuwakot, Dhunche, Shyabrubesi. Cross Nepal Tibet boarder at Rasuwagasi and ride another 24 kilometer to reach Kerung, the first Tibetan town

Day 4Day rest and acclimatization in Kerung. Ride up to Kerungthing and back to Kerung for overnight at Guest houseIt is day of acclimatization which help to be acclimatized your body in altitude. Also try to ride around the town and may be reach up to second Kerung town (Kerung Thil) altitude almost 4000 miters. Be prepare for next riding into scenic Tibetan road near Everest

Day 5Motorbike to Tingri (255 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4,300mRide in big and well paved road over 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 unique Tibetan town from here, we can see Mount Everest view and other neighbor mountain peaks

Day 6Motorbike to Everest Base Camp (5,200m) and ride back to Ronbuk Monastery. Overnight at Guest House 5,000mIt is day of reaching at Base Camp of Mount Everest north side. Ride to there through Ronbuk monastery. Exploration and ride back to Ronbuk for overnight. Ronbuk is last tea house point near Everest Base Camp. Clear view of Mount Everest and other mountain can be seen from here.

Day 7Spend easy morning at Ronbuk with the scenic view and ride back to Tingri. Overnight at Guest houseMoring time spends with scenic view of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Visit oldest Ronbuk monastery nearby. Latter ride back to Tingri via same road.

Day 8Motorbike to Shigatse (220 km - 6 Hours). Overnight at Hotel 3900mRoad from Tingri to Shigatse is main highway again. Crossing several high passes decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. Tibetan nomad live, beautiful Lakes and mountain. Shigatse is second largest city in Tibet. Visit Tashilampo monastery and overnight at hotel

Day 9Motorbike to Lhasa (270 km/ 7 Hours). overnight at Hotel 3,700mIt is again riding in the main highway. Route today is more greenery and scenic. We severally meet Lhasa River. more busy road with big lorry, bus and car. Reach at Lhasa and transfer to Hotel. Evening walk around the city and dinner place.

Day 10Day in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and walking around Tibetan streets. Overnight at Hotel Our guide will lead you to visit major attraction. Visit major historical places in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace - The palace of Dalai Lama, Jokhnag temple and walk around old city of Lhasa Barkhor Bazzar. back to hotel and overnight.

Day 11Motorbike to Shigatse (270km - 8 Hours) Via Yamdrik Lake. Overnight at Hotel 4,000mStarts to ride back from today. Ride to second largest city of Tibet Shigatse. Beautiful Yamdrok lake with the view of Mount Nojin Kangtsang on the way. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Shigatse is administrative center of west Tibet.

Day 12Motorbike Back to Saga (320km - 9 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 4450m Day riding to Saga, get way of Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar. We left Shigatse region and enter Nagri region. The high mountain views are more stunning from on the way. Total riding is quite long today. Saga is another small city facilitated with guest houses, Tibetan, Chinese restaurants and shops.

Day 13Motorbike Back to Kerung (230km - 6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House 2,900mRiding towards Kerung boarder and towards Kathmandu Nepal. The first Tibetan town from Rasuwagadi Nepal. We stay overnight at Kerung before 24 kilometer from Nepal Tibet immigration.

Day 14Motorbike back to Kathmandu (124km - 8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel 1400m Ride 24 kilometer from Kerung town to Nepal Tibet boarder Rasuwagadi. After immigration formality, ride back to Kathmandu via Shyaprubesi, Dhunche, Trishuli. It is quite long day riding in mountain road Nepal.

Day 15Trip End, Departure Day of end this tour. Nepal Highland Treks drop you to international airport for your final departure. it is important to reach airport before 3 hours from original flight time

Departure Dates

Joining our group is good idea for single rider to get reasonable cost of the tour. If you still want to make your own private tour, let us know we can provide you service for your own date with customized itinerary as you wish. 

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
04 October, 2020 18 October, 2020 US$ 2745 Available Book Now

Useful Info

Packing list for Lhasa EBC riding tour 
Let prepare clothes for cold and hot temperature as well as for rain.

- Riding shoes, Shoes to use while walking tour, Shoes or sandal to use while staying in lodge/ Hotel
- Riding suit (Your personal riding sefety suit) 
- 2 pairs thin shocks
- Warm and thick shocks – 3 pairs
- Light trouser or paint to use other time than riding in hot temperature
- Warm inner thermal / trouser– 1 pair
- Warm outer trouser or paint – 2 pairs to use it in cold temperature  
- T shirt – 2 pairs  
- Inner Thermal (upper) – 1 pair
- Warm down jacket – 1 pair
- Warm sweeter or light jacket – 1 pair
- Wind cheater  - 1 pair
- Warm head cover cap
- Sun glass
- Dust mask 
- Warm sleeping bag
- Raincoat
- Warm glove
- Sun cream / Lotion

Bags
Small back carry bag while riding to put your passport, important documents, some foods and water bottled 
- One duffel bag to put your stuffs. This bag stay at backup vehicle (No limitation )

Other accessories
Water Bottle
- Torch light
- Personal medicines
- Passport size picture – 2 (In case of need) 

Trip Fact

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Destination Tibet
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