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.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
China,
Nepal
Themes
Cycling
Code
CZXT
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 6, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Travel to Nepal and begin this epic Himalayan cycling journey by jumping headfirst into the city’s kaleidoscope of colour and sound.
Fly over the Himalayas to lively Lhasa and absorb the spiritual vibe while acclimatising to the altitude.
Cycle out to the ancient Drepung Monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa before hitting the Freedom Highway.
Embark on a steep climb to Kamba La and marvel at the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake over lunch.
Head to Karol La before enjoying an exhilarating descent into the Yang Chug Valley.
Ride across plains against a backdrop of mountains. Relish in a day out of the saddle in Shigatse - perhaps wander through Tashihunpo Monastery.
Traverse the Shigatse plains before ascending to Tra La and Tsuo La. Enjoy a fast descent down to Lhatse.
Travel up Gyatso La, the highest pass on the Friendship Highway - the sight of Everest looming in the distance is bound to impress.
Ascend Pang La then head off-road - down twists and turns - into Rongbuk Valley
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.
Cycle off-road over Nam La and on to Tingri, a small town overlooking sweeping plains with distant views of Everest.
Conquer Tibet’s last pass, Shung La, before the epic downhill journey to Nyalam.
Cross the famous Friendship Bridge at Kodari on the way back into Nepal.
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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Inclusions

Meals
19 breakfasts
Transport
Bicycle, Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Guesthouse (9 nights), Hotel (8 nights)
Included activites
  • Everest NP - Base Camp visit

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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.

Important notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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