More than 1000 kilometers Lhasa Kathmandu cycling is cycling via world’s highest passes and longest down hill. Route of Kathmandu Lhasa Gyantse Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse, Everest base Camp, Kerung boarder and Langtang National park.
Cycling Lhasa Kathmandu is remarkable riding adventure in the Himalaya. We will cycle in four major Himalayan passes above 5,000 miters and riding total distant of 1,000 kilometers. Start cycling from 3,700 miters Lhasa and climb till 5000 miters Thang La pass than ride down to Nepal via world’s longest downhill. Cycling to Everest Base Camp is ever forgetting experience in this tour. Tour enters by flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa after spending few days in Kathmandu. Exit by road via newly open Kerung boarder near Langtang National Park Nepal through Everest Base Camp Tibet.
Tour starts from Nepal. We spend couple of days in Kathmandu exploring historical sites and preparation of the tour. By that time Nepal Highland Treks prepare final visa approval with your original passports. Take an hour scenic flight across Himalayan range to Lhasa with air china or with Situan air. Spend at least 3 nights in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet with exploration tour is historical places. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulinka palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, walk inside typical Tibetan markets and pilgrimage places. The first day riding starts from Lhasa reach at remote Tibetan land to camp. From here our staffs team will provide you camping accommodation and full board foods. Another Tibetan town Gyantse reaches after another 2 days cycling via Khamba La and Karo La pass. Similarly reach at second Tibetan town Shigatse and cycling another major challenging path Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Ronbuk monastery and ride or drive to the northern base camp of world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Since Kodari immigration is not yet open, we need to change path to Kerung boarder via Saga and Kerung town.
The tour is not only challenging cycling Tour. It also has good opportunity to reach at typical Tibetan town and remote Tibetan villages. Meet with friendly Tibetan peoples with their typical customs. Visit major monasteries and temples. The breathtaking mountain views from highest Tibetan decorative passes. Visit beautiful sacred lakes. Camp and overnight at lope of Himalayas. Reach at Everest Base Camp and ride back to Kathmandu Nepal via Kerung boarder inside Langtang National Park. We add more comfortable with our experience staffs team, good foods and comfortable accommodation.
Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1,350m) Team introduction
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley covering major highlights and historical places. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03:Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (1 Hour) Drive to Lhasa city from Airport and transfer to Hotel (3,650m)
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit Sera Monastery, Norbulinka Palace and Jokhang temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, walking around Tibetan old market and holy place barkhor squire. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Cycling to base of Khambala Pass (84km) overnight at tent in Chusul 3,600m
Day 07:Cycling to Nagartse (74km) overnight at tent in 4,300 miters
Day 08:Cycling to Lungmar (52km) via Karo La pass of 5030 miters. Overnight at camp 4,516m
Day 09:Cycling to Gyantse (59km) overnight at Hotel 4,048 miters.
Day 10:Cycling to Shigatse (93km) overnight at Hotel 3,900 miters
Day 11:Cycling to the base of Tso La pass (96km) overnight at camp 4,160 miters
Day 12:Cycling to the base of Gyatso La (65km) overnight at camp 4,145 miters
Day 13:Cycling to Shegar (66km) via Gyatso La pass and overnight at camp of 4,408 miters
Day 14:Cycling to Tashi Dzong (80km) via Pang La pass (5,205) overnight at camp of 4,213 miters
Day 15:Cycling to Ronbuk (34km), Near the Everest Base Camp. Overnight at camp of 5,000 miters.
Day 16:Cycling to Everest Base camp (5,168m) and return to Zamphuk (32km) Overnight at camp of 4,350 miters.
Day 17:Cycling to Tingri (62km) overnight at camp of 4,355 miters
Day 18:Cycling to Lalung La of 5009 miters (73km) overnight at camp at the altitude of 4,560 miters
Day 19:Cycling to Nyalam (50km) Overnight at Guest House at altitude of 3,750 miters
Day 20:Cycling to Last resort (52km). Overnight at camp on altitude of 1,100m
Day 21:Cycling to Dhulikhel (64km) Overnight at Hotel 1350 miters
Day 22:Cycling back to Kathmandu (32km) Overnight at Hotel 1350m
If you are looking for short itinerary including major places like Lhasa, Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu, we can offer you short cycling trip both by riding and driving program.
Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1,350m) Team introductionRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup from Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. It is 7 kilometers from airport to your hotel takes 25 minutes. Evening at hotel team introduction and trip briefing. We also should fill up Chinese embassy form and collect original passports along with a passport size picture.
Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley covering major highlights and historical places. Overnight at Hotel. After breakfast in Hotel, our guide will lead you to sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sights. Bhaktapur Durbar squire is one of the biggest old palace among 3 squires inside Kathmandu. Bauddhanath Stupa a biggest Buddhist stupa in Bauddha and biggest hindu temple of Asia Pashupatinath temple. Back to hotel and final preparation of the trip.
Day 3Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (1 Hour) Drive to Lhasa city from Airport and transfer to Hotel (3,650m) After breakfast in Hotel, drive to International airport and fly to Lhasa with your packed cycle. It is 1 hour scenic flight over mountain. It is suggest requesting window seat at left site of plane to view panoramic mountains of Nepalese and Tibetan. Our guide from Tibet greats and drive to the Hotel in Lhasa. Evening walk around Lhasa city.
Day 4Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit Sera Monastery, Norbulinka Palace and Jokhang temple. Overnight at Hotel. After breakfast in Hotel, Our guide from Tiber will lead you to sightseeing in historical monuments of roof of the World Tibet. Visit Sera monastery, a big monastery built in 1419, a great university to study Lama. Norbulinka palace, a summer palace of Dalai Lama and Jokhang temple. Late afternoon come back to hotel and walking around Lhasa city.
Day 5Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, walking around Tibetan old market and holy place barkhor squire. Overnight at Hotel After breakfast in Hotel, start visiting Potala Palace, start to built in 641. The main palace of Dalai Lama. Drepung Monastery is another big school of Tibetan Buddhism. Walking around barkhor squire which is Tibetan old bazzar. You can see lots of Tibetan origin walking around the streets on their holy purpose. Back to the hotel and fix your cycle. Ready to cycle out of Lhasa from tomorrow.
Day 6Cycling to base of Khambala Pass (84km) overnight at tent in Chusul 3,600mCycling route follows Lhasa River and flat road with green scenery. Road towards Gonggar Airport of Lhasa through several Tunnels. We get our first view of Tibetan snow peaks from on the way. Our cycling route turn to south bank of Yarlung River which is highest River at the altitude of 4,000 miters. Stay overnight at tent near at bank of this River.
Day 7Cycling to Nagartse (74km) overnight at tent in 4,300 mitersFirst section of the cycling today is climbing to Khamba La pass of 4,807 miters. It is about 23 kilometers. As we climbing up, we will be rewarding with views of Yamdrok Lake and some snow peaks. Yamdrok Lake is one of the most beautiful and sacred Lake in Tibet. Lovely downhill from the top about 5 kilometer reach at near view of the Lake and gentle flat riding reach at camping place.
Day 8Cycling to Lungmar (52km) via Karo La pass of 5030 miters. Overnight at camp 4,516mThe enjoyable riding reach at our first high pass over 5000 miter pass Karo La. Karo La glaciers and some of the snow peaks are visible from here. Karo La pass is the highest pass in entire trip. its provide scenic landscape and mountain range. Riding in this section is not much harder even it is a crossing of highest pass of the trip. the windy day may be the caused making tired day.
Day 9Cycling to Gyantse (59km) overnight at Hotel 4,048 miters. Riding begins with gentle climb of about 15 kilometers to the top of the Somi La (4,516m) and another 35 mostly downhill to reach Gynatse. Gyantse is now one of the big city in Tibet. This town is home of some important religious sights of about 15th century. Visit Khumbum monastery and free time for walking around Gyantse.
Day 10Cycling to Shigatse (93km) overnight at Hotel 3,900 mitersAn easy riding through well paved road to Shigatse following the Nyang Chu River. Reach at Shigatse and check in Hotel. Shigatse is second largest city in Tibet after Lhasa. Visit a biggest Tashilapo monastery at the lap of hill.
Day 11Cycling to the base of Tso La pass (96km) overnight at camp 4,160 mitersClimbing steadily up 125m in the first 8km at the start of a long day's cycling. After some 35 km we cross the barely discernible Tso La pass (4050m). The undulating terrain takes us through a landscape of fields. The surrounding mountains close in on us as we enter into a river valley before reaching our camp a short distance before the Tso La pass.
Day 12Cycling to the base of Gyatso La (65km) overnight at camp 4,145 mitersCycling first section in steady climb to Tso La pass (4,580m) which is about 8 kilometers from our camp, than followed by a fast downhill about 29 kilometers in to bigger flat terrain Lhatse. We head out of Lhatse town and into the Chusar Chu valley, where we camp at a very picturesque spot along the Riverside.
Day 13Cycling to Shegar (66km) via Gyatso La pass and overnight at camp of 4,408 mitersThe starting section of riding today is quite hard. The 24 kilometers climbing road reach at highest pass Gyatso La (5,253m). Stunning views of snow capped mountain from the decorative pass by fluttering Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags. Ride down through small villages and small Stupas. We again camp today at picturesque site next to River.
Day 14Cycling to Tashi Dzong (80km) via Pang La pass (5,205) overnight at camp of 4,213 mitersRoad today divert from the Lhasa-Kathmandu highway and head towards the world's highest peak. First you are faced with 20km of uphill switchbacks before you reach the summit of the Pang Pass (5150m). Enjoy lunch as you gaze over Makalu (8463m), Shishapangma (8012m), Cho Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8850m) and several other breathtaking peaks. Then a 20-kilometer downhill follows to the Rongbuk Valley Tashi Zhong.
Day 15Cycling to Ronbuk (34km), Near the Everest Base Camp. Overnight at camp of 5,000 miters.Climb gradually through local villages. Children from villages run after your cycling to greet you and ask for pictures. The mountain ranges are more near from us today. We can see huge Mount Everest north side when we start climbing to Ronbuk. Ronbuk is the last village near Mount Everest. You also get chance to visit famous Ronbuk monastery. Stay at tent backdrop of Mount Everest.
Day 16Cycling to Everest Base camp (5,168m) and return to Zamphuk (32km) Overnight at camp of 4,350 miters. It is day of reaching at base camp of world’s highest peak. It is steady 8 kilometers ride from Ronbuk. The unforgettable route of chill valley can see mountain from bottom. Ride back to Ronbuk. After lunch here, ride down via rocky downhill through previous path and latter turn left towards Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge.
Day 17Cycling to Tingri (62km) overnight at camp of 4,355 miters today is another superb day of Cross-country Mountain biking on challenging off road with form of backdrop Himalayas. Reach at 5,100 miters pass and descending along a mixture of rough road with free flowing dirt tracks. We rejoin friendship highway and reach Tingri. Tingri is another small Tibetan town, where simple guest houses are serving but we camp at little bit out of town.
Day 18Cycling to Lalung La of 5009 miters (73km) overnight at camp at the altitude of 4,560 miters the comfortable day of cycling today accept some difficulty with heavy wind. Cycling route is through monasteries, fortresses and clear mountain Rivers. Reach at Lalung La pass (5,009m) which is second last highest pass of the trip from where views of Shishapangma is rewarded. We stay at camp in the base of Lalung La pass.
Day 19Cycling to Nyalam (50km) Overnight at Guest House at altitude of 3,750 miters We get on our final climb and final highest pass of trip that is Thangla Pass (5,149m). This pass gives amazing views of middle Himalayan ranges that is including Tibet and Nepal Himalayan ranges. The day is considered as challenging day as you have to cross high pass through strong wind. From the pass it is almost entirely downhill to Nyalam. We stay at Guest house today to get every thing ready tomorrow to cross Nepal Tibet immigration.
Day 20Cycling to Last resort (52km). Overnight at camp on altitude of 1,100m Early in the morning, ride down to immigration and cross Friendship Bridge to reach Nepal site. Path is all about descend as we undertake the world’s longest downhill ride leaving barren Tibetan Plateau and reach at green Nepalese forest site. It is about 25 kilometer from Nyalam to Friendship Bridge. Ride in Nepal in narrow road towards last resort camp through scenic forest, local villages and bank of Bhotekoshi River.
Day 21Cycling to Dhulikhel (64km) Overnight at Hotel 1350 miters The narrow road should careful with big truck and bus to come from other side. Riding through small villages and picturesque views of green valley, terrace fields. In total, riding road is challenging as it has about 25 kilometer uphill to reach Dhulikhel. We will stay at nice resort. Dhulikhel provide the Himalayan mountain range as far view. Typical loval villages covered with green trees are just a beautifully seen from here.
Day 22Cycling back to Kathmandu (32km) Overnight at Hotel 1350m Explore Dhulikhel from morning and we start lately to ride Kathmandu. It is short riding without any uphill. Road is more crowded with vehicles so your intelligent riding till your hotel is important. Reach at hotel and take rest for rest of the time. Evening is fair well dinner with our team.
Day 23DepartureDay of final departure. Nepal Highland Treks drop you to international airport for your flight. It is important to be 3 hours before in airport from your original flight time.