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Lhasa to Kathmandu Ride Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
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.
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Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.
Colourful, historic and with a deeply fascinating culture, the holy city of Lhasa is situated in a small valley high on the Tibetan Plateau.
A small town on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the bridge at Chusul is an important link between Lhasa and Shigatse.
Nagatse is a small town situated close to the beautiful turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake.
Gyantse is an agricultural town set in the Nyang-chu Valley, famed for its wool carpets and the Pelkhor Chode Temple complex.
Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, Shigatse is a bustling, dusty city home to some fantastic monasteries, fortresses and palaces.
A popular stop on the roads to Everest and Mt Kailash, Lhatse is a modern town with several small monasteries and some historic ruins.
Dominated by its impressive fort, Shegar is a small village not far from the stunning scenery of Gyatso-la Pass.
Tashi Zom is a traditional village in the magnificent Rongphu Valley.
The site of the world's highest monastery, Rongphu is home to around 50 monks and nuns who live and worship in this stunning location. As one of the world's big challenges, Mount Everest evokes visions of beauty, danger, awe and triumph. Standing close to this mountain is certain to leave you breathless.
Close to Mount Everest, Tingri is often used as a base on the way to the mountains. Needless to say, the views from this sleepy town are spectacular.
With a name that means 'gateway to hell' in Tibetan, Nyalam is a fast-growing town not far from the Nepali border.
Peaceful Dhulikhel has been an important trading route between Nepal and Tibet for centuries and has staggering views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
With the two sister cities of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur (Patan) close by, Kathmandu has a wealth of sights to explore, markets to discover and places to relax in.
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