Tibet Motorbike Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT051
Trip Duration
10 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Lhasa
Max Altitude
4980m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April - November
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 4N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 1N 2-Star Hotel in Shigatse
  • 4N Guesthouses
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
Location Covered

Overview


Tibet Motorbike Tour is planned for those travelers who like adventure and want to explore the natural paradise to Tibet on a motorbike. We use Royal Enfield Motorbikes for the ride in the highlands of Tibet to feel the real adventure. We organize this Tibet Motorbike Tour which takes 12-13 days if you want to start and conclude the whole tour on a bike ride.  If you want to start from the border and end in Lhasa, the tour can be concluded in 10 days. You will drive from Kathmandu after you arrive in Nepal; however, you will take you to some nearby place of Kathmandu to warm you up for the bike riding to Tibet. This can be put on the itinerary if you want some excursion in Nepal too. You will cross the Nepal – Tibet border through Kodari road or Rasuwagadi road and follow the…

Tibet Motorbike Tour is planned for those travelers who like adventure and want to explore the natural paradise to Tibet on a motorbike. We use Royal Enfield Motorbikes for the ride in the highlands of Tibet to feel the real adventure.

We organize this Tibet Motorbike Tour which takes 12-13 days if you want to start and conclude the whole tour on a bike ride.  If you want to start from the border and end in Lhasa, the tour can be concluded in 10 days. You will drive from Kathmandu after you arrive in Nepal; however, you will take you to some nearby place of Kathmandu to warm you up for the bike riding to Tibet. This can be put on the itinerary if you want some excursion in Nepal too.

You will cross the Nepal – Tibet border through Kodari road or Rasuwagadi road and follow the route to Zhangmu/Kerung – Tingri – Lhatse – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa. You will attend guided sightseeing in Lhasa by the different vehicles as touring by motorbike is sometimes prohibited. Tibet Motorbike Tour is one of the popular tours from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Itineraries Expand All


Early morning scenic drive to KODARI (Nepal – Tibet border) through the beautiful Nepalese country.After necessary border formalities both at Nepalese and Chinese immigration, Drive to Zhangmu Overnight at Zhangmu Hotel.

Drive to Tingri via Lalungla pass.from where you can enjoy the Beautiful view of Mt Xisapangma (8212m) and Mt. Cho-oyu (8201m) and continue Journey to Tingri O/N at Snow Leopard Hotel.

Drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside, Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) Excursion Everest Base Camp and Drive back to Tingri O/N at Smow Leopard Hotel.

Drive to Lhatse O/N at Tibetan Farmers Adventure Hotel.

Drive to Shigatse Crossing over the Gyanchula pass (5200M) continue Journey to Shigatse O/N at Shigatse Hotel

AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilompu Monastery and Drive to Gyantse, and visit Khumbula stupa and Phalkhor Monastery O/N at Gyantse Hotel

Drive to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake, and high passes Kora la (5010M) and Kambala (4794M) O/N at Mandala Hotel.

Visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Barkhor Market O/N at Mandala Hotel.

Departure Transfer to Gonggar Airport and Fly to Kathmandu.

[we can also plan the trip back to the border with bikes, 02/03 Days will be added for going back to the border from Lhasa)

What's Included


  • Supporting Vehicles (Jeep/Van/Truck)
  • All necessary Tibet travel, EBC and bike permits
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Chinese driving license
  • A Mechanic from Kathmandu with his/her entire expenses

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and dinner
  • Fuel, maintenance and part replacement charge
  • Bike hiring charge
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Additional cost caused by Natural and political disturbances
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, guide tips & etc.

Customer Reviews


JU
John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

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