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Lhasa-Kathmandu Cycling Tour is one of the most remote regions in the world, the cycling from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal. This adventure cycling holiday will quite possible be a life changing journey through time, beautiful flat land scenery and physical demands. Our biking tour takes us along the Resuagadi - kerong highway to the Roof Top of the world, Everest Base Camp and takes in the world’s 2nd longest descent and the former homes of the Dalai Lama. Beginning in Lhasa altitude of 3650 we travel 1100km over five panoramic passes exceeding 4500m finishing in the Kathmandu valley where valley where the oxygen is rich and the lands fertile. Depending upon your individual test and strengths, we will ride bicycle average 70 km per day. The supporting vehicle is always available if you would rather take a day off the saddle. The Tibetan terrain is 70-80% tarmac road and 20% non-technical off road.
Upon arrival at Lhasa Our staff will received you, transfer to the hotel.
On this day we enjoy a full day sightseeing, during the sightseeing we will visit Dshokhang Temple and local market, but the highlight of the day will undoubtedly be tge visit to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lamas which dominates the Lhasa city. Hotel/Guide/Transport
After breakfast we will visit Drepung monastery and local market in the afternoon you will be free either to explore the remaining attractions or prepare for the next day’s biking.Hotel/Guide/Transport
Finally, our trans-Himalayan biking adventure begins. We leave Lhasa and cycle along the Tsangpo River to the foot of the Kamba Pass (3700 m). When you arrive you will find tents, latrines, shower tent and facilities ready. Overnight accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Your first mountain pass. A strong uphill climb reaches a summit lavishly adorned with prayer flags (4794m). After descending we continue alongside Lake Yamdruk, at the far side of which we set camp (4490m). Overnight accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Leaving the beautiful lake behind, we cycle through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo Pass (4750m), to Ralung where our tented village will be prepared for the night. Overnight accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
A significant day on the tour, as we have to get up early to climb the high Karo Pass (5010m). By now you will be feeling in good physical condition. Around us, we can see glaciers of 6000m and beautiful lakes. You are rewarded for your effort with a night in a top hotel in the city of Gyantse (3980m). Overnight accommodation at the hotel. Hotel/Guide/Transport
First, we will take an hour to visit the Palkhor Monastery and the old part of Gyantse town. Although today involves a longer distance, the highway is paved and flat. In the afternoon we will arrive in Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse (3860m). Overnight accommodation at the Hotel. Hotel/Guide/Transport
We leave Shigatse and ride over two small passes and through several small Tibetan villages. We will cycle past the isolated Gyachung Monastery and camp. Overnight accommodation in tents at around 4100m. Hotel/Guide/Transport
The route leads us through picturesque valleys. Then the long ramp begins which leads to the Yulong pass (4520m). After lunch, we head towards Lhatse (3860m). Just before this town, there is a hot spring. We will camp approx. 10 km after Lhatse. Accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Today we have to contemplate the stunning canyon of the 5220m Lakpa Pass. On a clear day, you will be rewarded for your effort with your first view of Mount Everest. After a 40 km ride through flat prairie towns you will arrive in the town of Pelbar, often referred to as Shegar. This town is a popular stopover for anyone heading to the Everest region. Overnight accommodation in a hotel. Hotel/Guide/Transport
It's now time to divert from the Lhasa-Kathmandu highway and head towards the world's highest peak. First, you are faced with 20km of uphill switchbacks (42 hairpin bends in total!) 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 (4200m), where we camp. Overnight accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Now you should be at peak fitness and very excited about the approach of Everest Base Camp. A bumpy road winds up through the Rongbuk valley until the majestic Mount Everest appears before you. We will camp beside the monastery with the unforgettable sight of the 8850m peak in front of your eyes. We will stay here for two days. Overnight accommodation in tents (5150m). Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
A day to relax. However, you will definitely want to get as close as you can to Everest. You can walk, cycle or even take a donkey and cart ride to the base camp which is 2 KM from the campsite. Back to Jha Rongbuk Overnight accommodation in camp. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Leaving Rongbuk, we head back down the bumpy road then take a "short-cut" into the mountains. Another bumpy trail takes us over a canyon and down into Tingri (4340m). Overnight accommodation in tents. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
After breakfast in Tingri, we will then start our ride to the Peokutso Lake. Peokutso Lake Paiku (or Peiku, Tibetan: Paiku-Tso or -Tsho) is a lake at 4,591 meters (15,062 ft) elevation on the Tibetan Plateau at south of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River. The lake is 27 kilometers (17 mi) long and 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) wide at its narrowest. It is surrounded by mountains reaching 5,700 to 6,000 meters (18,700 to 19,700 ft). Streams fed by glaciers cascade to the valley floor, but most sink into alluvial deposits before reaching the lake. The surrounding catchment is an endorheic basin with no outlet. It would overflow into the Yarlung Tsangpo with a water level about 100 meters (330 ft) higher. The lake's brackish water is evidence that it has not overflowed in hundreds if not thousands of years. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
Gyirong Town (Chinese: and Kerung in Nepali) is situated in the southern part of Gyirong County in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) south of the county seat Zongga on the bank of Gyirong Zangbo river, a tributary of the Trishuli River. The town has an elevation of 2,700 meters (8,900 ft), with a subtropical mountain monsoon climate, meaning reasonable precipitation and warm weather. In 1961, Gyirong was established as a port of entry by the Chinese government. Gyirong Town is an important town in the cross-border trade between China and Nepal. Historically it was a major thoroughfare. In December 2014, the port of entry between China and Nepal was opened. This route between China and Nepal is considered to be more reliable than one through Zhangmu. In Gyirong Town, there is a village of ethnic Nepali referred to as Daman people. They are descendants of Nepalese Gurkha army centuries ago. Previously stateless, they were granted Chinese citizenship in 2003. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
After the breakfast in Upper Kerong, we will start cycling to Kerong border and will camp in the beautiful scenic campsite and stay overnight there. Hence the campsite is located in an extraordinary site you are encouraged to make the most of this day either cycling around or exploring the beautiful vicinity.We will cycle around 70km before arriving at this campsite today. Camping/Guide/Transport/Meals
After the breakfast at our beautiful campsite, we will start cycling until the lunchtime in Syburbensi where a pickup vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer back to Kathmandu. Your Mountain biking ends at Kathmandu. Farewell dinner Hotel/Guide/Transport
We will drop you at TIA (Kathmandu International Airport). Fly back to your home.
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Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.