Lhasa Everest base camp Kathmandu adrenalin-fueled challenging mountain biking trip across the ‘Roof of the World' covers a distance over 1100 kilometers from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa to Kathmandu in the heart of Nepal, crossing six high mountain passes over 5000 meters. Lhasa Everest base camp Kathmandu biking is considered as the extreme & highest biking trip in the world due to its length and the average altitude.
Before we board on our biking adventure trip we have three nights and four days in Lhasa to acclimatize and to absorb the exoticism of the Tibetan heritages and to discover this history-laden city. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet is an amazing place to visit. We will be expertly guided around the most significant and ancient monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse by our Tibetan guide, who will instruct us on the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism.
Basking in the grandeur of nature, our mountain biking adventure passes through rugged landscapes, historic and archeological sites, nomadic settlements and pristine hamlets amidst spectacular views of some of world’s highest peaks. En route, we may dismount from our bike for blissful photographic moments, sightseeing and camping. Exploring the country side is another interesting and fascinating prospect that can indeed be quite culturally stimulating. Another highlight of this biking tour is an off-road ride to northern base camp of Mount Everest at 5200 meter to appreciate awe-striking view of Mt. Everest’s northern face.
The spine-tingling world’s longest downhill biking followed by a vigorous uphill climb to 5150 meter Thang La, is certain to give us a huge adrenaline rush.
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and mountain bike ride
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour with bicycle adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast in cities and food whilst camping
Max. Altitude: 5200 meters
Trip Grade: Strenuous Plus
Cost: Please contact us
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
Day 02: Guided tour in Lhasa
Day 03: Guided tour in Lhasa
Day 04: Biking around Lhasa
Day 05: Bike to the Base of Khampa La (4794m, 80 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 06: Bike across Khampa La (4794m) to Nagartse (4475m, 72km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 07: Nagartse (4475m) to Simi La (4330m, 67km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 08: Bike across Simi La to Gyantse (3950 m, 35 km, 3-4 hrs)
Day 09: Tour Gyantse & Bike to Shigatse (3900m, 90km 4-5 hrs)
Day 10: Tour & rest day in Shigatse
Day 11: Bike to the foot of Tso La (4290m, 106 km, 8-9 hrs)
Day 12: Bike across Tso La (4500m) to the foot of Gyamtso La (4630m, 70 km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 13: Bike across Gyamtso La (5220m) to Shegar (4050m, 65 km, 7-8 hrs)
Day 14: Bike across Pang La (5150m,) to Choesang (4455m, 60 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 15: Bike to Rongbuk (5000m, 24 km 3-4 hrs)
Day 16: Bike or hike to Everest North Base camp (5200m, 8 km)
Day 17: Bike or drive across Pang La (5150m) to Tingri or Hot Springs (4350m, 75 km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 18: Bike to the base of La Lung La (4555m, 55 km, 4-5 hrs)
Day 19: Bike or drive across Lalung La (5124m) & Sung La (5200m) to Nyalam (3750m, 87km, 7-8 hrs by bike.
Day 20: Bike to the last Resort in Nepal (900m, 60 km 3-4 hrs)
Day 21: Bike or drive to Dhulikhel (1450m, 75 km, 5-6 hrs by bike), drive to Kathmandu (30 km, 1 hr)
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.
Note: Mountain bike suitable for this trail are available on hire in Kathmandu and we can take care of hiring procedure.
Brand: Rally/Fuji/Trek/Giant- all front suspension
Gear: Rapid Fire/Two fingers/ Grit shift etc.
Hiring cost: About USD 15 per bike per day.
There are dual suspension bike also available which cost USD 30 per bike per day (not necessary).
While staying in cities, every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (US$10 to US$16) per day.
During the camping, your cook will provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelets, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals.
We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen, you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.
Throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA