Duration:  18 Days
Best Season:  April-October
Altitude Range:  Max 5220m
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Group Size:  Min. 4 Pax
Average Daily Distance:  50km or over
Support:  Guide with Mechanical backup

Brief History:

Tibet is truly a roof of the world, lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbors India, Nepal and Bhutan, much of the country is high-plateau. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet is a remarkable place to visit.

On this trip, we will follow the Friendship Highway through some of the most amazing landscape on Earth. We’ll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet, both in Lhasa and the other towns we pass through on our journey to Kathmandu.

Remember, all our tours are vehicle supported which allows cyclist the option to get into the van as required.



Day 01: Meet and Greet at the International Airport and transfer to hotel in Thamel- 1350m. 3 star standard. Meals: -/-/D

You will be transferred to the Guest House in Thamel, Kathmandu. Hand over passport to your guide for the final arrangement of Tibet visa. Short briefing for the tour is arranged in the evening and welcome dinner organised. O/N GH, Meals: -/-/D

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with private car and cultural guide (entry fees not included), Tibet visa making day. Meals: B/-/-

Kathmandu Valley has seven world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. Your trip begins with drive to Patan, one of the three medieval principalities of Kathmandu.In Patan, you will visit the palaces, temples and monasteries. From Patan, you drive back to the ring road, and visit the temple of Lord Pashupatinath Temple. Near the Pashupatinath Temple lies the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world- The Boudhanath Stupa. Then, you will visit Swayambhunath Stupa, which located on a hillock, 80 m high from the level of Kathmandu. This hillock offers a good views of the city.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa 3650m - O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa i.e. Potala Palace, Sera monastery. O/N Hotel, Meals: B/-/-

Day 05: Visit Drepung monastery and Bharkhor Durbar, afternoon assemble your bike and can go for some warm-up ride. O/N Hotel, Meals: B/-/-

Day 06: Ride to the Khamba_La. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 100% paved road 85km, 3530m

Day 07: Ride to and around Yamdruk Lake till Nagartse. . O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 56km, 4500m

Day 08: Ride to Gyantse via Caro_La (5039m), O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 122km, 3990m

Day 09: Ride to Shigatse and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 95km, 3860m

Day 10: Drive and cycle up to Lhatse, crossing two passes today. Tra_La 4050m and Tso_La 4520m. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 160km, 4150m

Day 11: Ride the highest pass – Gyatso_La 5220m and and reach to New Tringri. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 73km 4450m

Day 12: Ride up to Pang_La the great view of Mt. Everest, and then to Ronbuk or stay in Tashi Zhong, O/N Tashi-Zong/ Rongbuk valley, Meals: B/-/-, 143km, 5000m

Day 13: Ride or drive to EBC and back to Ronbuck or ride bit below then Ronbuk. O/N Rongbuk Monastery Meals: B/-/-. 37km, 5000m

Day 14: Ride to Tingri via Nam_La pass- 5250m if weather and road condition permits otherwise, we ride via Tashi Zhong. O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/- 68km/140km, 4340m

Day 15: Ride mostly downhill to Nyalam though we have to cross two passes today. La Lung_La 4990m and Thang_La 5050m.O/N Guesthouse. Meals: B/-/-, 137km, 3750m

Day 16: Today is our last day in Tibet and we have steep descend to Nepal border via Zhangmu, then ride and drive to Dhulikhel. O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/D, 150km 1600m

Day 17: Ride or drive to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel. Meals: B/-/-, 30km, 1350m

Day 18: Departure or Optional program


  • Mountain Bike guide with mechanical backup.
  • Tibet Visa Approval and permits.
  • Tibetan Liaison officer.
  • Support Landcruiser.
  • Nepal border pickup
  • Kathmandu hotels on B & B Basis with twin sharing room.
  • All guesthouses on the way will be basic guesthouse on bed & breakfast, except Gyantse and Shigatse.
  • Hotel in Lhasa will be standard with B & B Basis.
  • Hotel in Dhulikhel will be with all meals, i.e. farewell dinner.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with car and guide.
  • Arrival and departure.


  • Mountain bike – hiring cost will be US$300 (front suspension 8 or 9spd bikes).
  • Tibet Visa: US$115 for all nationalities except US citizen (US$200).
  • Lunch and dinners approx costs: US$350.
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa airfare US$470 (might change).
  • Drinks.
  • Insurance
  • Tips/gratuity approx: US$100.
  • Excess luggage charge on Air China while flying to Lhasa – 20kg weight limit, after 20kg it will cost US$13/kg.
  • Entry fees in Kathmandu while sightseeing.
  • single supplement: US$300