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Lhasa To Kathmandu Mountain Biking
Overview

This expedition visit's all the monasteries and places of interest in the cities and towns and gives you the chance to ride the best, most scenic sections of the friendship highway. Your trip starts and finishes in Kathmandu with the guide so all your worries are taken care of and to ensure a trouble free fantastic trip for the most up hill sections to give ourselves a rest. Guided by an experience Nepali Mountain bike guide having fluency on Nepali, English and Tibetan language.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Full day of guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley including visits to Durbar Square and the temples of Swayambhunath, Bouddhanth, Guheshwari and Pashupatinath. Evening entertainment with a Nepalese culture show. Overnight Hotel

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

We take the 09:30 flight to Lhasa across the highest mountains in the world. Arriving in the Tibetan capital (3,680m altitude) you will be given plenty of time to adjust to the high altitude. In the afternoon you can unpack your mountain bike and explore this legendary city. Overnight Lhasa

Day 04: On this day we will enjoy a full day of sightseeing, from Jokang Temple to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Overnight Lhasa

Day 05: After breakfast we'll visit the monastery of Drepung. In the afternoon you will be free either to explore the remaining attractions or prepare for the next day's mountain biking. Overnight Lhasa

Day 06 Start the Mountain Bike Tour! Finally, your trans-Himalayan mountain 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 [Total cycle: 85 km]

Day 07: Kamba Pass Our 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 in tents. [Total cycle: 55 km]

Day 08 Karo Pass base Leaving the beautiful lake behind, we cycle through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo Pass (4750m), where our tented village will be prepared for the night. Overnight in tents. [Total cycle: 54 km]

Day 09 Karo Pass to Gyantse 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 at Gyantse Hotel

Day 10 Shigatse 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 at Hotel Shigatse. [Total cycle: 94 km]

Day 11 Gyachung Monastery 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 in tents at around 4100m. [Total cycle: 75 km]

Day 12 Lhatse The route lead us through picturesque valleys. Then the long ramp begins which leads over the Yulong pass (4520m). After lunch we head towards Lhatse (3860m). Just before this town there is a hot springs. We will camp approx. 10 km after Lhatse. Accommodation in tents. [Total cycle: 95 km]

Day 13 Shegar Today we view 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 hotel. [Total cycle: 75 km]

Day 14 Pang Pass 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). Then a 20-kilometer downhill follows to the Rongbuk Valley (4200m), where we camp. [Total cycle: 67 km]

Day 15: Rongbuk Monastery 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. We will stay here for two days. Overnight in tents (5150m). [Total cycle: 35 km]

Day 16 Everest Base Camp 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 8km from the campsite. Overnight in tents

Day 17 Tingri 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. [Total cycle: 76 km]

Day 18 Lalung Pass We head off on a pre-lunch, 40 to 50km flat ride and then tackle the gradual incline of the Lalung Pass (4990m). Overnight in tents [Total cycle: 75 km.]

Day 19: Cross Thang Pass and head to Zhangmu Today, we tackle our last up hill, as we cycle up the incredible Thang Pass to 5050m. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan chain as you head over your last high pass. You then head out on the most incredible non stop downhill, to the town of Nyalam you will notice that the scenery starts to turn green again. You will cycle down down past countless waterfalls and pine tree lines roads, with waterfalls practically crashing over you, to the border town of Zhangmu (2300m). This will be our last day in Tibet. Overnight accommodation in Zhangmu hotel. [Total cycle: 137 km]

Day 21: Back to Nepal We clear customs and head 50km towards Dolalghat, followed by a climb up to Dhulikhel (1600m). Accommodation hotel/resort. [Total cycle: 97km]

Day 22: Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. Free day for shopping, etc After a sunrise breakfast with views of the Himalayas, we freewheel down through Bhaktapur and then head into Kathmandu. [Total cycle: 35 km]. Afternoon at leisure followed by a celebratory dinner of our mountain biking tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Day 23: Departure from Nepal at the end of your incredible mountain biking tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
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