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Nepal and Tibet Motorcycle Tour

This is the best journey tour of Nepal and Tibet! A motorcycle circuit where you will reach central Tibet; furthermore, it takes you to the historical Lhasa and the north side of the Everest Base Camp. Explore two different countries, they are both known to the world for their Buddhist culture. On this circuit tour, visit Nepal to Tibet; the Tibet motorbike tour is an adventurous Himalayas journey, this kind of tour takes you to the most beautiful wilderness of Tibet. You will also ride in the snow-clad landscape and desert hills.

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of asphalt and off-road
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield 500 cc)
  • Mileage: 3180 kilometers / 1976 miles
  • Daily rides: 50 - 450 kilometers / 31 - 280 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: personal riding gears including helmets
  • Meals: all meals from Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhasa

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy the views of the mighty Himalayas
  • Visit Kailash, Lhasa, and the Everest Base Camp
  • Ride to the most touristic and cultural city of Tibet
  • Motorcycle tour designed for extreme riders
  • 18 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

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19 riding days
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Accommodation

You will be staying at various accommodations in twin sharing rooms.

Program

The best journey of the Tibet motorcycle circuit begins from Kathmandu. From the start, a real motorbike adventure begins. You will visit Kailash, Lhasa, and Everest in this South Asia Moto adventure. This delightful journey will let you enjoy the ancient and historical cities. It includes Lhasa Kailash Everest Base Camp on a motorbike tour. Charismatic views of the mighty Himalayas, wilderness flourished with alpine forest.

You'll ride into a sleek highway following the trail to the most touristic and cultural city of Tibet. A biking tour to Tibet offers stunning mountain views with lively culture. Commencing a bike ride into the highlands will let you enjoy the lands of the Dalai Lama. You will also enjoy the exotic scene of Mt. Everest Kailash.

The ride to the Tibet motorcycle circuit is one that needs skill at motorcycling. This motorbike tour circuit is a special tour that runs only once a year. Lhasa Kailash Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour is a tour designed for extreme riders. Those who prefer to challenge the high Himalayas can join in. This is a classic biking journey of Royal Enfield 500cc in Tibet Motorcycle tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. You will have a motorbike test ride on the second day.

Days 2 and 3: Sightseeing and Tibet visa processing

Today, you will have sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. They will provide a short briefing about the trip. You will have a motorbike test ride on the second day.

Day 4: Ride Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi (150 kilometers / 93 miles, 7 hours)

Today is one of the long journeys as you try to reach the border of Nepal and Tibet. The road is more off-road than one can imagine.

Day 5: Ride Rasuwagadi to Kerung (50 kilometers / 31 miles, 2 hours)

Today, cross the Nepal Tibet border. Take a ride to the first city Kerung, Tibet.

Day 6: Ride Kerung to Drongpa town (101 kilometers / 63 miles, 3 hours)

Today, take a scenic ride to Drongpa. It is a tiny, dusty town on the main road from Saga to Darchen

Day 7: Ride Drongpa to Lake Mansarovar (255 kilometers / 158 miles, 6 hours)

Today, you will first discover the biggest and fresh lake at a high altitude.

Day 8: Ride from Lake Manasarovar to Paryang (270 kilometers / 168 miles, 4 hours)

Today, retrace your route to Paryang by crossing Mayum La pass. You will cross through many bridges on the way.

Day 9: Ride from Paryang to Saga (250 kilometers / 155 miles, 4 hours)

Start the ride to Saga via Dzongba, a recent settlement. You will, then, check in to the guest house and be free to relax or explore.

Day 10: Ride Saga to Shigatse (450 kilometers / 280 miles, 8 hours)

Today, cross several high passes decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. You will also see how Tibetan nomads live, beautiful lakes, and mountains. Later, you will visit the Tashilampo monastery.

Day 11: Ride Shigatse to Lhasa. (360 kilometers / 224 miles, 5 hours)

Today, have a short visit to Khumbula Stupa and Phalkhor Monastery. Then drive to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake, and over high passes of Kora la (5010 meters) and Kambala (4794 meters).

Day 12: Rest day

The guide will lead you to visit major attractions. Visit major historical places in Lhasa. You will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, and walk around the old city of Lhasa Barkhor Bazaar.

Day 13: Ride Lhasa to Gyantse (265 kilometers / 165 miles, 5 hours)

On this day, ride along with fantastic views of the turquoise blue waters. Yamdrok is a manmade colorful lake. Take a ride through Kambala Pass (4890 meters), Yamdrok Lake, and Karola (5030 meters). Visit Palchok Monastery and Khumbum Stupa.

Day 14: Ride Gyantse to Sakya (300 kilometers / 186 miles, 5 hours)

The route today is straightforward but scenic at the same time. Ride along the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River).

Day 15: Ride Sakya to Rongbuk (295 kilometers / 183 miles, 5 hours) - Hike to Everest Base Camp

Today is a scenic ride to Rongbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Ride through the Tibetan countryside crossing via Lalungla pass.

Day 16: Ride Everest Base Camp to Tingri (80 kilometers / 50 miles, 4 hours)

After breakfast, pay a visit to Everest Base Camp which lies at 5200 meters if missed the day before. Follow the dirt road south along with the Dzakar Chu (river).

Day 17: Motorbike back to Kerung (230 kilometers / 143 miles, 6 hours)

Today, take a ride all the way back to Kerung. Today, celebrate your last night together with the Tibetan guide.

Day 18: Motorbike back to Kathmandu (124 kilometers / 77 miles, 8 hrs)

Take a ride downhill to the Nepal-Tibet border. After all the immigration formality, ride back to Kathmandu via Shyaprubes.

Day 19: Departure

The best journey of Tibet motorcycle circuit journey ends.

Skill level required for this tour: advanced

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

Food

All the food from Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhasa are included.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle rental
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • All the food from Shigatse ,Gyantse , Lhasa
  • Fuel (petrol) as required for the motorbiking tours
  • 1 small supporting truck for Nepali staff and equipment
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide and Nepali mechanic
  • Tibet permits and visa invitation
  • Motorbike traffic accident liability compulsory insurance temporary entry date
  • Motorcycle custom entry fee at China customs
  • Motorbike deposit at China customs (2000 USD per bike)
  • Monastery entrance fee
  • Manasarovar entrance fee
  • Kailash entrance fee
  • Entrance fee for Everest
  • Temporary entry of the motor vehicle number plate and driving permit fee
  • Environment fee for the motor to Tarpoche
  • Everest road fee for the vehicle and motorbike
  • A temporary driving license fee
  • Traffic police motorcycle check fee
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder in the vehicle
  • Nepali mechanic's food and guesthouse

What's not included

  • International airfare
  • Lhasa/Kathmandu one-way airfare (489 USD per person)
  • Visa fee
  • Motorcycle spare parts for the bikes
  • Personal biking clothing including helmets
  • Emergency and evacuate costs, travel/medical insurance/traffic accident/personal insurance of the riders
  • Driver, guide, and mechanic tip
  • Tibet/China Visa fee (145 USD per person/95 USD/per person for American nationals - subject to change)
  • No deposit is required (The cost of any damage to the motorbike during the tour is to be settled as per the expenses incurred)

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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