Lhasa to Kathmandu Ride Overview

Travel to Nepal and Tibet to experience an exhilarating cycle tour through Chushul, Gyantse and Lhatse, en route to Everest Base Camp on this thrilling Lhasa to Kathmandu ride.

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Cycle from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp.

Travel to Nepal and Tibet to experience an exhilarating ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The mountains of Tibet have haunted the ambition of explorers for centuries. And for the adventure cyclist, this land of rugged beauty, vast landscapes, brilliant skies and glittering peaks offers one of the ultimate biking challenges. Journey across high altitude desert and over awesome mountain passes to Everest's spectacular north face Base Camp. Explore ancient monasteries and the bustling streets of Kathmandu and Lhasa, and rest assured that blood, sweat and tears will be rewarded on this truly epic adventure.

  • Descend 4000 m over 160 km on the world's longest downhill
  • Relax and acclimatise in the spiritual hub of Lhasa
  • Cycle across the Shigatse Plains
  • Go off-road to Everest's northern Base Camp
  • Explore vibrant, chaotic Kathmandu
  • Camp in the shadow of mighty Mount Everest
  • Conquer some of the world's toughest peaks

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 6 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    19 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Guesthouse (9 nts), Hotel (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Minibus, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Everest NP - Base Camp visit

  • Notes:

    1. Please note that a variance in our standard booking conditions applies to this trip. Departures won't be cancelled less than 4 weeks before the scheduled departure date, rather than the standard 60 days. We recommend that you make no non-refundable travel arrangements until such time as your travel itinerary has been confirmed. 2. Please note we require a scanned colour passport copy at the time of booking 3. You may bring your own bike, or hire one at additional cost. Your sales consultant will be able to advise the cost for bike hire. Please see Trip Notes (Important Notes) for details.

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Lhasa to Kathmandu Ride Summary

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Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Travel to Nepal and begin this epic Himalayan cycling journey by jumping headfirst into the city’s kaleidoscope of colour and sound.

Days 3-5 Lhasa

Fly over the Himalayas to lively Lhasa and absorb the spiritual vibe while acclimatising to the altitude.

Day 6 Chusul

Cycle out to the ancient Drepung Monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa before hitting the Freedom Highway.

Day 7 Yamdrok Lake/Nagatse

Embark on a steep climb to Kamba La and marvel at the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake over lunch.

Day 8 Gyantse

Head to Karol La before enjoying an exhilarating descent into the Yang Chug Valley.

Days 9-10 Shigatse

Ride across plains against a backdrop of mountains. Relish in a day out of the saddle in Shigatse - perhaps wander through Tashihunpo Monastery.

Day 11 Lhatse

Traverse the Shigatse plains before ascending to Tra La and Tsuo La. Enjoy a fast descent down to Lhatse.

Day 12 Gyatso La

Travel up Gyatso La, the highest pass on the Friendship Highway - the sight of Everest looming in the distance is bound to impress.

Day 13 Pang La

Ascend Pang La then head off-road - down twists and turns - into Rongbuk Valley

Days 14-15 Rongbuk/Everest Base Camp

Catch a glimpse of Everest from Rongbuk Monastery and discover its intricate interior. Ascend to Base Camp and be humbled by the incredible 360-degree views of the Himalayas.

Day 16 Tingri

Cycle off-road over Nam La and on to Tingri, a small town overlooking sweeping plains with distant views of Everest.

Day 17 Nyalam

Conquer Tibet’s last pass, Shung La, before the epic downhill journey to Nyalam.

Day 18 Dhulikhel

Cross the famous Friendship Bridge at Kodari on the way back into Nepal.

Days 19-20 Kathmandu

Enjoy Kathmandu Valley’s postcard scenery and explore World Heritage-listed Bhaktapur. Toast the completion of this incredible Lhasa to Kathmandu ride over a celebratory dinner of Nepalese cuisine.
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