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Tibet : Lhasa to Kathmandu
Includes Everest Base Camp!

Overview

We're pleased to announce that a new border crossing for foreigners has opened after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal! We will start to run our classic Lhasa to Kathmandu trip again from May 2018.

Cycling in the Tibetan Plateaus from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awe-inspiring experience and a must for adventure cyclists. Our Tibet cycle tour travels from between two of Asia's most exotic cities. On the tour we will mountain bike over 5 major passes above 5000m and traverse a distance of 1000km over the backbone of the Himalayas.

Starting in Nepal, with a couple of days exploring Kathmandu we then take a dramatic flight across the great Himalayan range to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. This is one of the most interesting, remote and spectacular parts of the world. We have 4 days of sightseeing and acclimatising before cycling across a beautiful landscape of snow-capped summits. All around us are scenes of religious devotion; prayer flags fluttering on the tallest mountain passes and processions of devout pilgrims travelling to the numerous monasteries and temples.

Riding to Everest Base Camp is a spectacular feature of our tour, and another major cycling challenge, as the road climbs almost fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass. Here at 5,150m we see the magnificent views of the Himalayas, and of Mt. Everest itself. Finally reaching Base Camp is an experience few will ever forget.

The Tibet cycling holiday offers some great physical challenges: extreme mountain biking through breath taking scenery as you cycle "the Roof of the World".

26 days from
£2595
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Tour Features

  • Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Sagarmatha Bazaar.
  • Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple.
  • Base Camp Everest.
  • Five mountain passes above 5000m.
  • Fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass.
  • Braille without Borders charity visit.
Tour Difficulty: 10/10 - Extreme

Difficulty
10/10 - Extreme

Average Daily Distance: 70km / (45 miles)

Avg. Daily Distance
70km / (45 miles)

Number of Cycle Days: 19

Number of Cycle Days
19 days

Maximum Altitude: 5,253 m / (17,235 feet)

Max Altitude
5,253 m / (17,235 feet)

Example route for this China cycling holiday

This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this tour.