Lhasa-Mt Everest-Kathmandu (biking) 16 days

    This is a classic mountain-biking route. There are six major passes to be negotiated on the main Lhasa to Kathmandu highway running southward. On the entire trip the road travels a high and dry plateau, punctuated by Tibet’s signature monasteries, several smaller settlements and nomadic encampments.

    Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa.

    Altitude: 3,658m

    Get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Streets. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Bike tour in Lhasa, warm up and prepare for the long ride. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 04: Lhasa-near Kambala.

    Altitude:3,658m-4,000m

    Est. Distance: 100km

    Road Conditions: mostly tar road

    Bike towards Kambala Pass, about 6-7 hours. Camping.

    Day 05: Kambala-Yamdroktso-Pede Dzong.

    Altitude: 4,000m-4,488m-4,500m

    Est. Distance: 250km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road

    Bike over Khambala Pass and descent towards Yamdroktso, about 6-7 hours. Camping

    Day 06: Pede Dzong-Karola-Simila.

    Altitude: 4,500m-5,045m-4,200m

    Est. Distance: 80km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road

    Bike over Karola Pass, followed by Simila Pass, about 6 hours. Camping

    Day 07: Simila-Gyantse.

    Altitude: 4,200m-3,950m

    Est. Distance: 75km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road, tar road to Gyantse

    Bike to Gyantse town, about 4-5 hours. In the afternoon, visit Gyantse Kumbum. Overnight in Gyantse.

    Day 08: Gyantse-Shigatse.

    Altitude: 3,950-3,900m

    Est. Distance: 98km

    Road Conditions: tar road

    Bike to Shigatse, about 6 hours. Overnight in Shigatse

    Day 09: Shigatse.

    Altitude: 3,900m

    A whole day rest and sightseeing in Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo Monastery and stroll around in the local market. Overnight in Shigatse

    Day 10: Shigatse-Lhatse.

    Altitude: 3,900-4,050m

    Est. Distance: 145km

    Road Conditions: gravel road

    Bike to Lhatse, about 7 hours. Camping

    Day 11: Lhatse-Tingri.

    Altitude: 4,050m-4,390m

    Est. Distance: 105km

    Road Conditions: gravel road

    Bike over the highest pass of this trip at Gyatsola 5,220m and descent towards Tingri, about 6 hours. Overnight in Tingri

    Day 12: Tingri-Base Camp.

    Altitude: 4,390m-5,200m

    Est. Distance: 100km

    Road Conditions: bumpy and broken mountain road

    Bike to Base Camp, about 7 hours. Overnight at Base Camp

    Day 13: Base Camp-Tingri.

    Back to Tingri and overnight.

    Day 14: Tingri-Lalungla.

    Altitude: 4,390m-5,120m

    Est. Distance: 100km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road

    Bike over Lalungla Pass, about 6-7 hours. Camping

    Day 15: Lalungla-Nyalam

    Altitude: 5,120m-3,750m

    Est. Distance: 100km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road

    Bike to the moist green town Nyalam, about 6 hours. Camping.

    Day 16: Nyalam-Zhangmu-Kodari-Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 3,750m-2,300m-1,300m

    Est. Distance: 40km

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road

    Bike downwards the border town Zhangmu, about 2 hours. Cross the border, get picked up at Kodari, Nepal’s border town, drive to Kathmandu.

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