DAY 01: ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU
Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer the hotel
After Breakfast Today we will get our Visas for Tibet
DAY 03 KATHMANDU - TINGRI - 200 KM
Morning: after breakfast we will start easy ride up, there is the main checkpost to enter further up at Nyalam. We will be visiting Milarepa's cave enroute. One can ride to Lhatze (300 km) this day but we are treating this trip as a pleasant journey, spending the night in Tingri makes you more comfortable having the great views of the Himalayas in the South including Mt. Everest. Overnight at a guest house.
DAY 04. TINGRI - LHATSE - 150 KM
The riding is pleasant, you will be passing a 5220 meters pass called "Gyatso La" today and continueing riding down to the fertile valley of Lhatze for tonight stay at a local guest house.
DAY 05. LHATSE - SHIGATSE - 157 KM
A typical day riding between the villages to xigaze or shigatse, the second largest city of tibet . the ride today is across yulung la (4950 metres), over fairly unpaved roads in the plateau area. after reaching shigatse, we will transfer you in a better hotel and relax. if interested, you can visit the "tashilhumpo monastery", a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls.
DAY 06. SHIGATSE - GYANTSE - 90 KM
Your drive on to Gyantse takes us through intensely agricultural, cultivated areas. Much of the gravel road is lined with poplar trees, which are a distinctly Tibetan feature. The drive on this day is just 90 km but, if interested, you can drive to the small, picturesque village of Kardoi from Gyantse (120 km round trip). This excursion will also take you to an old castle, Kumbum and Palcho Chode monastery. The hotel in Gyantse has good facilities, like the one in Shigatse.
DAY 07. - GYANTSE - LYASA - 270 KM
Morning departure lake Yamdruk, on the way spectacular way of with the views of snow topped mount Nojin Kangstang 7200 meters and karo La Glacier, following the lake shore We will reach Kamba La pass 4800 meters.From the top of us We will admire stunning views of the lake, downhill road to Brahmaputra river to Lhasa, overnight in the hotel in Lhasa
DAY 08. SIGHTSEEING TOURS IN AND AROUND LHASA
Riding around Lhasa visiting the various interesting sites ( Potala Palace, Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka palace etc).
DAY 09. LHASA - SHIGATSE - 250 KM
Your riding today will be on paved road. After having breakfast we'll follow the riverbed of the Kyi Chu River, this is the same way back until road adjacent to a bridge at the Brahmaputra valley. Then we take the straight highway riding on the riverbed of the "Yarlung Tsangpo" to Shigatse, stay at the hotel.
DAY 10. SHIGATSE - XEGAR - 250 KM
After a good breakfast, we start riding from Shigatse to Lhatse then ascent to the Gyatso La-5220m, finally descend into Xegar and stay in a Everest View hotel (luxurious accommodation after Shigatse).
DAY 11. XEGAR - RONGBUK - EVEREST BASE CAMP - RONGBUK 130 KM
Today you will find much excitement. Here starts the taste of the "Top of the World"; the remoteness shows the real beauty of the area that makes you pride of your awaiting since long time. Riding through the remoteness you will be ascending to the Rongbuk.Excursion to Everest base camp- 5200m and back to Rongbuk and overnight stay at Rongbuk Guest house.
DAY 12. RONGBUK - NYALAM - ZHANGMU - KATHMANDU 180 KM
Start 35 Kilometers down hill from Nyalam to Zanghmu, the altitude dramatically decreases by 1300 meters in approximately 1.5 hour. Since Zhangmu is the exit point, we will follow the custom clearance, immigration & check post clearance both in Tibet and Nepal border. Continue drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle arranged by our company, transfer to the hotel.
DAY 13: KATHMANDU - BACK HOME
In the evening transfer the airport to catch the flight back home!
We are eating at places with good standard to keep our self healthy. There will be Indian, Chinese and Tibetan food. At some places there are also western food available. Occasionally we have to eat at simple places, but even those places have well prepared food. By our experience we have learned what to eat and what not to eat. Breakfast is included in the price of the tour. But all drinks are on your own account.
MOTORCYCLE RIDING EQUIPMENT: If you are going for a motorbiketour, we recommend that you bring your own gears, as helmet, jacket, pants, boots or whatever you use to have when you are riding your bike. Althoguh sometimes it's warm with all the gears, we need to Prioritize our safety. However, it's totally up to you what you wear on the tour we only give some recommendations.
Everything you bring with you, you have to carry on your own bike. The bike should have two side boxes and one back carrier where you can put another bag. We recommend not to take to much luggage. So you can easily buy things if you need something more.
The bikes should be insured and you have to get your own travel insurance from your home country and make sure that it covers health, travel, accident, theft, loss of property, emergency evacuation etc. You have to bring the insurance certificate on the tour.
You need to send us the following prior to the tour:
1) Scanned copy of international driving license
2) passport size photographs scanned copy through e-mail
We will also need your passport or Voter ID details In case Indians including your name, date of birth, passport no, passport issue date, passport expiry date, nationality, Place (Province/state, country) of birth, occupation, name of your employer or school, daytime phone number, address of your employer or school, nighttime phone number, your home address, your email. Also do not forget to bring 4 passport size photo for the permit, you can give this to us upon arrival in Kathmandu