Tibet : Lhasa to Kathmandu
Includes Everest Base Camp!
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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.
The tour includes the world's longest downhill ride from just over 5,000m at Thang La, cycling down to below 700m in Nepal - around 4,400m in just over 160km of breath taking descent.
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 mountain biking 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.
Cycling 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 with extreme mountain biking through breath taking scenery as you cycle "the Roof of the World".
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- Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Sagarmatha Bazaar.
- Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple.
- Base Camp Everest.
- Five mountain passes above 5000m.
- Longest downhill cycle in the world.
- Fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass.
- Braille without Borders charity visit.
This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this tour.