The one adventure sport that every adventure seeker must try is mountain biking. The rugged terrains of the trans-Himalayan region offer an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic riders to challenge themselves in the territory. Your tour with The Great Adventure Treks starts in Kathmandu where you will sightsee the World Heritage Sites for a day. After that, we make our way to Lhasa where we acclimatize before we start our mountain bike journey.
What are the items on your bucket list? Well, if the classic mountain bike tour of Lhasa to Kathmandu is not on your list, you are probably missing out a lot. Firstly, we cycle around Lhasa to acclimatize ourselves and visit different sites of cultural and religious significance. We will provide vehicle assistance in case of a long journey.
We will ride more than 1000 km in the Tibetan Plateau on rough roads and mountain passes. There are six distinct passes along the journey as we pass through the old world charm of Tibetan cities like Shigatse, Gyantse. You will also encounter nomadic settlement of the Drogpas in the region.
The tour brings you closer to spirituality and religion. You will have an in-depth understanding of how faith has impacted and shaped people lives. We will stay in camps and hotels over 16 days. Our guides and drivers will assist you at all times. The bikes are on top condition, and you will experience a smooth ride throughout the tour.
So are you up for a challenge? Check out the detail itineraries designed by The Great Adventure Treks.
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.
We organize mountain biking expedition throughout, Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan with vehicle support on long tours.)
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