Tibet Mountain Bike Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT052
Trip Duration
14 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Culture
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4380m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April - November
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 11 Nights Guest Houses/Camps
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 11 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra en-route)
Location Covered

Overview


Tibet Mountain Bike Tour is another popular tour package in Tibet. This tour is focused on those travelers who love different adventures during the tour and travel by bicycle. Generally, you will fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu or arrive from Mainland China. The flight is kind of your life experience as you will enjoy the spectacular aerial view over the Himalayas. Once you land in Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you will explore the Lhasa city and acclimatize against the high altitude because the elevation of Lhasa is 3650m above sea level. In Lhasa, you look around the city by bike, visit places of your interest, including the Ganden monastery, and then follow the Bike route from Lhasa to Kathmandu which stretches less than 600 miles (920 km) in 14 to 25 days. You run through 6 passes, traverse the backbone of the Himalayas, where you admire the northern face…

Tibet Mountain Bike Tour is another popular tour package in Tibet. This tour is focused on those travelers who love different adventures during the tour and travel by bicycle. Generally, you will fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu or arrive from Mainland China. The flight is kind of your life experience as you will enjoy the spectacular aerial view over the Himalayas.

Once you land in Lhasa Gonggar Airport, you will explore the Lhasa city and acclimatize against the high altitude because the elevation of Lhasa is 3650m above sea level. In Lhasa, you look around the city by bike, visit places of your interest, including the Ganden monastery, and then follow the Bike route from Lhasa to Kathmandu which stretches less than 600 miles (920 km) in 14 to 25 days. You run through 6 passes, traverse the backbone of the Himalayas, where you admire the northern face of Mt. Everest and visit two cities.

This Tibet Mountain Bike Tour starts in Lhasa and heads onto the Tibetan Plateau and reaches to Nepal. This Tibet Mountain Bike Tour offers one of the world’s longest and steepest mountain bike descents from Lhasa to Kathmandu – an unbelievable 4600 m.

The roads are predominantly crushed stone roads that head over spectacular mountain passes. The highlight of the mountain biking tour comes when we arrive at the monastery of Rongbuk and see Mount Everest Base Camp (5200 m) from your mountain bike. This is the only mountain biking tour in the world where you can visit Everest Base Camp with a mountain bike. This will become one of the amazing and remarkable trips in your lifetime.

Itineraries Expand All


This day, you fly to Gongar Airport and drive to Lhasa (3650m); Acclimatize and stay overnight at hotel.

Sightseeing in Lhasa by Cycle. Including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Sera Monastery, O/N at Hotel

Bicycle Lhasa- Nagatse O/N at Hotel/Guest house

Bicycle to Gyantse O/N at Hotel

Sightseeing in Gyantse. O/N at Hotel.

Gyantse to Shigatse.(3900m) O/N at Hotel

Shigatse to Tso La.(4200m) O/N at Guest House

Tso La to Lhatse.(4300m) O/N at Guest House

Lhatse to Shegar.(4150m) O/N at Guest House

Shegar to Tingri(4380m) O/N at Guest House

Tingri to bottom of Thang La.(4100m) O/N at Guest House

Thang La to Nyalam/Kyirong.(3700m) O/N at Guest House

Drive Nyalam/Kyirong to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

Departure

What's Included


  • Accommodation in hotel/guest house as per the program
  • One supporting private van or truck as per the group size
  • All necessary Tibet travel and bike permits
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except at guest houses
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals plan: Full Board or B/B (Depends on quotation)

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


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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 in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to 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 | TIBET | BHUTAN

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 prior to the travel 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.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to 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 prior to the travel date in order to 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.

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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