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Tibet Mountain Bike Tour

Trip Overview

Tibet mountain biking tour is popular tourism activities in Tibet.  Mountain biking tour in Tibet offer stunning Himalayan views,lush valleys, beautiful landscape,  ancient cities, monasteries, nomad land,Tibetan cultures.Tibet cycling tour is challenging and adventures tours  which explore the life time journeys with amazing experience of Tibet.Tibet mountain bike tour take you heart of the Tibet. Normally, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition arrange the at least two weeks mountain biking tour in Tibet but we extend or short trip according to travelers holiday schedule. Tibet cycling tour is more adventures and challenging too so good physical fitness required.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Fly Kathamndu - Lhasa, 3650.

Day 02 : Sightseeing Potala Palace , Jokang temple & Barkor Hotel in Lhasa

Day 03 : Sightseeing Drepung and Sera monasteries. 

Day 04 : Lhasa - Foot of Gampala pass,4000mts, 75Km Camp

Day 05:  Gampala pass (4794m) - Sid village ,4488mts, 75Km Camp

Day 06: Si village - Nojing Kangsang campsite,4100mts, 70Km. Camp

Day 07 : Nojing Kangsang - Gyangtse, 3950mts, 50Km. Hotel in Gyantse

Day 08:  Gyangtse - Shigatse, 3900mts, 90Km. Hotel in Shigatse

Day 09:  Sightseeing Tashi Lhunpo and old market of Shigaste. Hotel in Shigatse

Day 10 : Shigatse - Tsola pass camp site,4021mts, 115Km. Camp

Day 11 :Tsola pass campsite - Gyatso la campsite,4700mts, 70Km. Camp

Day 12:  Gyatso la campsite - Pangla campsite,4370mts, 70Km Camp

Day 13 : Pangla campsite - Choezom village,4450mts, 60Km. Camp

Day 14 : Choezom village - Rongbuk monastery,5000mts, 30Km. Camp

Day 15 : Rongbuk monastery - Old Dingri,4390mts, 70Km. Camp

Day 16 : Old Dingri - Gurtso village campsite,4530mts, 80Km. Camp

Day 17 : Gurtso village - Nyalam Pelgye Ling,3950mts, 70Km. Camp

Day 18 : Nyalam - Dzangmu - Friendship bridge,2300mts, 46Km and drive back to Kathmandu (5 hours)
 

Itinerary

Day  01:  Fly Kathamndu - Lhasa, 3650.
You will be welcome by our tibetan guide and Check into the hotel.

Day  02 : Sightseeing Potala Palace , Jokang temple & Barkor Hotel in Lhasa

https://sacredsites.com/images/asia/tibet/potala-palace-lhasa-closeup-1200.jpgyou will visit Potala Palace in the morning. 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. Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple , first built temple during the period of Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo in the 7th century. You'll find many Pilgrims pray in front of the temple. 

Day 03: Sightseeing Drepung and Sera monasteries. 

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000D1i20l6_pfc/s/1200/I0000D1i20l6_pfc.jpgDrepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15 th century by one of the famous Tibetan monks called Jamyang Choeje.After that you will visit Sera monastery and see the most interesting monks debating.

Day 04: Lhasa - Foot of Gampala pass,4000mts, 75Km Camp

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/d8/d3/2b/hotel-gampala.jpgStart your tour at 8.3o Am from your hotel and ride the whole group towards the gigantic square of the Potala Palace. From Chushe county, you will leave the main road and head off the right side of the main road and cross the Chushue bridge which was the biggest bridge in Tibet built in 1960s. You will camp after passing a village called Jangthang.

Day 05: Gampala pass (4794m) - Sid village ,4488mts, 75Km Camp

Ride across the Khampa la pass with a bird eye view of the beginning of the Yarlung valley and Yarlung Tsangpo. From the top of the pass, you can enjoy the most beautiful turquoise colored lake and the Noejin Kangsang snow capped mountain in the distance. Camp beside the lake

Day 06: Si village - Nojing Kangsang campsite,4100mts, 70Km. Camp
Ride close by Nakartse county, ascend Karo la pass,5045mts, and down to the resting spot where you can have fantastic view of Mount Noejing Kansang, glaciers,7191mts. Ride down in the beautiful valley dominated by beautiful mustard flowers in the summer time, in the distance, you can again enjoy the most marvelous standing still landscape of mount Noejing Kangsang.

Day 07: Nojing Kangsang - Gyangtse, 3950mts, 50Km. Hotel in Gyantse

https://www.mountainvoyage.com/package/tibet-mountain-bike-tourRide across the Simi la pass, 4350mts, rest on the top of the pass and take photos. You will be riding along a big reservoir and here is an important tip for our clients to pay attention on the road while you are riding along the reservoir since the road beside the reservoir is really narrow. 

Day 08: Gyangtse - Shigatse, 3900mts, 90Km. Hotel in Shigatse

https://www.mountainvoyage.com/package/tibet-mountain-bike-tourRide from your hotel to Palchoe monastery which is just 5 minutes, Park all the bikes at the entry gate of the monastery while you are visiting the monastery. Palchoe monastery is one of the second largest monastery in the Tsang region and it has more than 700 hundred years history, built by local chieftain called Rabten Kunsang. Within the monastery, you will also visit Kubum stupa which is the largest stupa in the central Tibet , also built by Rebtan Kunsang. After sightseeing, ride continuously to Shigastse, the second largest city of Tibet .

Day 09: Sightseeing Tashi Lhunpo and old market of Shigaste. Hotel in Shigatse
Today, you will visit Tashi Lhunpo monastry and the old market of Shigatse. Tashi Lhunpo monastery is the seat of the Penchen Lama, built in 15th century by the first Dalai Lama,called Gedun Drub. On the slops of Drolmari, situated to the west of the fortress of Shigatse Dzong. At the old market of Shigatse, it is a good opportunity for your to do your last shopping for souvenirs, besides you can see lots of Tibetan traditional costumes, food etc.

Day 10: Shigatse - Tsola pass camp site,4021mts, 115Km. Camp

Ride on the friendship highway and today's riding trip is dominated by flocks of beautiful Tibetan villages.

Day 11: Tsola pass campsite - Gyatso la campsite,4700mts, 70Km. Camp
Ride across the Tsola pass 4450mts/ and the landscape for today is the same as the day 10. After descending the Tsola pass, you can see the road on the left side to go to Sakya monastry which is 25Km from the main road.

Day 12: Gyatso la campsite - Pangla campsite,4370mts, 70Km Camp
Ride across the Gyatso la pass,5220mts and descend in the long valley and in the mean time, you will have your first view of Mount Everest, 8848mts, known as Qomo Langma in Tibetan. Pass by Shegar town, known as new Dingri and camp after the checkpoint.

Day 13: Pangla campsite - Choezom village,4450mts, 60Km. Camp
Ride on the dusty road and cross the Pang la 5000mts from which you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000Mts.  Pass by the village of Tashi zom and then continue to Choezom village.

Day 14: Choezom village - Rongbuk monastery,5000mts, 30Km. Camp

http://www.thelandofsnows.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/untitled20140904-1024x678.jpgRide along the Rongchu river and getting closer view of Mount Everest on the way. After your lunch at Rongbuk monastery, ride to Everest Base camp at the distance of  8Km from Rongbuk. Take group photos with bikes at the Everest Base camp and enjoy the most attractive view of mount Everest. Return to Rongbuk monastery and over night at Rongbuk. Camp

Day 15: Rongbuk monastery - Old Dingri,4390mts, 70Km. Camp
Ride across another Pangla pass,5000mts and descend down in the valley and get to Old Dingri. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop a night in order to view mount Everest for tourists especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem.

Day 16: Old Dingri - Gurtso village campsite,4530mts, 80Km. Camp

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Tingritibet.jpgRide for 20 minutes and then get to the friendship highway again and the road condition becomes better and smoother. On the way, it is possible for you to see groups of local people's horse carts which they use for their main transportation.

Day 17: Gurtso village - Nyalam Pelgye Ling,3950mts, 70Km. Camp
Ride across the Lalung la pass,5090mts, and descend up to Thongla pass,5120mts again. Your last stop for taking photos of Himalayan mountain range, a great view of Himalayan mountain range and Mount Shisha Pangma,8000mts which is one of the most popular mountain peaks to the world most famous mountain climbers. After the pass, it is an easy ride down in the valley.

Day 18: Nyalam - Dzangmu - Friendship bridge,2300mts, 46Km and drive back to Kathmandu (5 hours)
ide dow through like a gorge densely forested and some nice water fall from those of rocky hills so the landscape is more or less the same as when you are enjoying the scenery from Kathmandu to Dzangmu border

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Useful Info

The trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com.
 

FAQ

When do I do the final payment?
The final payment must be done before the start of the trek  after arriving in Kathmandu.

What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed only up to 6 months at maximum.

Can I customize trips to make them suit me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. 

Before a trek:
What do I need to bring for the trek?

On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.

What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.

How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.

How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.

How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients safety in even the wildest region of the country.

On a trek:
How are the food and the logistics on the trek?

All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food.

How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.

How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed 20 kilos. A trekking helper carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

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Duration 18 days
Transportation Bike Ride
Group Size 1-10
Difficulty Moderate to Adventurous
Max Elevation 5,220m
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