Lhasa To Kathmandu
NOTE: Zhangmu (Friendship Highway) is severely damaged due to earthquake
Lhasa To Kathmandu. The classic Trans-Himalayan route a long and challenging ride which is amongst the biking challenge on the world’s wildest and highest highway. The trip starts flying to Lhasa with time to acclimatize on the world’s highest city at 3,660 meters. with much more to see in and around Lhasa, including stunning Potala Palace, the Jorkhang Temple, and the largest of the Tibetan markets at Barkor.
Visit Many Interesting Temples and Religious Sites
A couple of short, easy bike rides around Lhasa will assist with the group’s acclimatization, and visiting many interesting temples and religious sites. In the whole trip, the group will have vehicle support, and with times when all of the bikes have to be transported to the top of the next pass, in order to keep to the predicted days as per the program itinerary.
parallel to the Great Himalayan Chain
There are six main passes to encounter on the Lhasa to Kathmandu route as it runs southwards, parallel to the Great Himalayan chain which forms the border with the territories of Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal. On the entire trip, the road traverses a high and dry plateau-land, with various stops and a visit of the old monasteries in towns and cities of Gyantse, Shigatse, and Shegar, and also by several smaller settlements and nomadic Drogpa encampments.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet and transfer to respective Hotels.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu a guided tour on request.
Day 03: Fly to Gongar Airport with 2 hours drive to Lhasa.
Day 04: Tour on bike in and around Lhasa.
Day 05: Tour & preparation for the long ride.
Day 06: Bike towards as coming from the Airport on a good tarmac road then turn off from the bridge towards near Khamba-la 4794 m. and camp. Approx 6 – 7 hours ride.
Day 07: Bike over the Khambala pass and descent towards Yamdrok Tso(lake) and camp at Pede Dzong farther from the lake. Approx: 6 – 7 hours.
Day 08: Bike to Simi-la 4,200m after Karo – la 5045m.6 hrs.
Day 09: Bike to Gyantse town Approx 4 – 5 hours, rest of the afternoon free for the tour of the Monasteries and historical places. Gyantse Hotel.
Day 10: Bike to Shigatse the 2nd biggest city in Tibet. Approx 6 hours.
Day 11: Rest day for local tour of the Trasilampo Monastery and market place.
Day 12: Bike to near or about Larze approx 6 – 7 hours O/N Camp.
Day 13: Bike over the highest pass of this trip at Gyamtso-la 5220m and descent towards Shegar O/N Camp. Approx 6 hours.
Day 14: Bike past Old Tingri towards Lalung – la 5124m and camp.6 – 7 hours.
Day 15: Bike over the pass and camp after Nylam town on the green vegetation.
Day 16: Bike towards the border of Zangmu & Kodari for 3 – 4 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
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