Everest Base Camp Biking Tour – 21 days

One of the most remote regions in the world, the cycling pilgrimage from Lhasa in Tibet, to Kathmandu in Nepal will quite possibly be a ‘life changing’ journey through time, scenery and physical demands.

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  • Country
    Nepal, Tibet  
  • Duration
    21 Days  
  • Level
     
  • Altitude
    5,220 m /17121.6 ft  
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About Everest Base Camp Biking Tour – 21 days

One of the most remote regions in the world, the cycling pilgrimage from Lhasa in Tibet, to Kathmandu in Nepal will quite possibly be a ‘life changing’ journey through time, scenery and physical demands. Our fully-supported mountain bike tour takes us along the Friendship Highway to the ‘Roof-Top of the World’, Everest Base Camp, and takes in the world’s 2nd longest descent, and the former home of the Dalai Lama.

Starting in Lhasa at 3,650m, we traverse 1,100km over 5 panoramic passes exceeding 4,500m, finishing in the Kathmandu Valley where the oxygen is rich and the lands fertile. Depending upon your individual tastes and strengths, we’ll average 70 km/day on our bikes. Our support vehicle is always available if you would rather take a day off the saddle. The terrain is 80% tarmac road and 20% non-technical off-road.

This expedition is for adventurous cyclists wishing to immerse themselves in Tibetan culture with a backdrop of ethereal views of the Tibetan plateau. On our journey through amazing Himalayan scenery, we visit some of the most significant monasteries of the region and come to understand the deep connection between Tibetan culture, religion and the mountains.

This tour includes an experienced bike guide cum mechanic fluent in English, equipment vehicle carrying all our personal equipment, cyclist support vehicle, and a bike mechanic with all the spares needed.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01– Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1,340m). Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 02- Pre-trip meeting and touring around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03– Ride from Kathmandu to Nagarkot by means of Bhaktaur (38km 2,168m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 04– Ride once more from Nagarkot to Kathmandu by means of Shanku (34km 1,340m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 05– Fly from Kathmandu to Gonkar, at that point drive to Lhasa (3,650m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 06– Ride around Lhasa for acclimatization and touring. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 07– Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace touring. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 08– Ride from Lhasa to Quxu (61km, 3,600m). Overnight at essential Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 09– Ride from Quxu to Nagarze (99km, 4,410m). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 10– Ride from Nagarze to Gyangze (105km, 4,020m). Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 11– Ride from Gyangze to Shigatse (94km, 3,835m). Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 12– Ride from Shigatse to Jidingzhen (75km, 3,905m). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 13– Ride from Jidingzhen to Lhatse (70km, 4,050m). Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 14– Ride from Lhatse to Tingri/Xegar (74km, 4,320m), by means of Gyatso La Pass (5,220m). Overnight at essential Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 15– Ride from Tingri to Rongbuk (5,000m), EBC (5,150m), and back to Rongbuk (55km). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 16– Ride from Rongbuk to Old Tingri (69km, 4,350m). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 17– Ride from Old Tingri to Menbuxiang (72km, 4,685m). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 18– Ride from Menbuxiang to Nyalam (97, 3,750m). Overnight at fundamental Teahouse/Guesthouse.

  • Day 19– Ride from Nyalam to Dolalghat (Nepal), drive or ride up to Dhulikhel (115km, 1,600m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 20- Ride from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by means of Bhaktapur and Thimi (35km 1,340m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 21– Transfer to the airplane terminal for your last flight takeoff

Trip Details

  • Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

    Our airplane terminal delegate will get you at Tribhuvan International air terminal, Kathmandu and s/he will show a Glory Himalayan Club billboard outside the air terminal. You will be then transffered to your particular inn in our private visitor vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
    (No suppers included)

  • Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing in Kathmandu

    At around 8am, we have a pre-trip meeting at your inn in Kathmandu and present your pioneer/direct. If you don't mind look for this chance to make inquiries about the trek. This incorporates a last instructions and arrangements for the outing. For the gathering, please ensure you bring identification, two duplicates of visa measure photographs, and a comprehensible duplicate of your movement protection approach. Amid this gathering, please clear the due adjust, assuming any, and sign the lawfully restricting outing structure and in addition the non-obligation disclaimer. It would be ideal if you illuminate us ahead of time on the off chance that you will arrive late and in this manner can't go to the pre-trip meeting.
    After the pre-trip meeting, your touring outing will begin at around 8:45am. You will have a private vehicle and an expert visit direct available to you. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the greatest Buddhist altars on the planet, where we watch Buddhist priests asking in the religious communities encompassing the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most renowned Hindu sanctuary in the nation, situated on the banks of the heavenly Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu sacred men (sadhus) pondering, travelers washing and every so often memorial service fires consuming on the ghats. We at that point head towards Swayambhunath – additionally called the Monkey Temple – a Buddhist stupa roosted on a hillock on the western side. You get a wonderful perspective of the valley from here.
    Whatever is left of our day in Kathmandu is free for assist investigation and some shopping in Thamel. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 03- Ride from Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktaur (38km 2,168m)

    We embrace Chinese visas on this day and you check bicycles and types of gear, after which we ride due east to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, an old city loaded with Newari culture. There are numerous sanctuaries and squares here that we will have room schedule-wise to investigate. It is one of the significant attractions of the Kathmandu valley, and certainly not to be missed! From here we travel north-east to the wonderful Nagarkot peak on an amazing and calm landing area street. Nagarkot is the best goal to adjust and warm up before Tibet visit. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 04- Ride back from Nagarkot to Kathmandu via Shanku (34km 1,340m)

    We drop on Jeep tracks through the antiquated town of Shanku where we will eat and after that ride back to Thamel, Kathmandu. We lose rise on the down slope tracks, which at a few focuses require specialized abilities. You will wind up in the midst of huge extends of ranches. Truth be told, a lot of rice and vegetables provided to Kathmandu originates from Sankhu. Overnight at a lodging in Kathmandu.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 05- Fly from Kathmandu to Gonkar, then drive to Lhasa (3,650m)

    After breakfast, drive to the air terminal for a hour flight to Gonkar. You will be met at Gonkar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After migration customs take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km street prompting Lhasa lying at a height of 3,660m. It's fitting to rest and relax for the rest of the day because of Lhasa's height. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 06- Ride around Lhasa for acclimatization and sightseeing

    We will visit a couple of prominent places, for example, Sera Monastery which is one of Lhasa's extraordinary religious communities that survived the Cultural Revolution superior to most. We can get very close to a 'Verbal confrontation' where the priests will attempt and outsmart their partners with inquiries on religion. Have a serene time watching explorers circumambulate from the solace of a bistro sitting above the Barkor. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 07- Ride Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace for sightseeing

    After a decent breakfast we will begin biking for Drepung Monastery cycling right in front and passing the Potala. The religious community is arranged 25km toward the west of Lhasa, this is to additionally adapt and change in accordance with the atmosphere and elevation. Drepung Monastery the biggest of the religious communities out of the immense Gelugpa cloisters was home to around 10,000 priests amid the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1951. When we achieve the passage to the religious community, we leave our bicycles at the auto stop and move up the stairs into the cloister.
    Visit the well known Potala Palace. This is the cardinal point of interest and a structure that merits a place as one of the marvels of eastern design and it looks best from a separation. It takes around 3 hours of touring at the Potala so we would prompt on wearing agreeable clothing, esp. strolling shoes. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast  Included)

  • Day 08- Ride from Lhasa to Quxu (61km, 3,600m)

    Biking towards Kathmandu begins on this day. Subsequent to spinning through the bustling streets for around 45 minutes we desert Lhasa. If you don't mind make sure to dependably ride on the correct side as there will be vehicles utilizing on this street. We take after the Brahmaputra River the distance down. Overnight at exceptionally essential Teahouse or guesthouse in quarters room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 09- Ride from Quxu to Nagarze (99km, 4,410m)

    Biking over the Khamba-la pass (4,794 m), approx. 24km climb passing the old street amongst Gyantse and Lhasa the astonishing Yamdrok-tso (otherwise called Scorpion Lake) can be seen from the summit of the Kambha-la pass. The lake lies a few hundred meters beneath the street, and in clear climate the lake is viewed as an astonishing shade of profound turquoise. We will eat close to the delightful Yamdrok Lake. After lunch we cycle down to the town of Nagarze. Overnight at extremely fundamental Teahouse or guesthouse in residence room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 10- Ride from Nagarze to Gyangze (105km, 4,020m)

    All encompassing sight clearing from the left hand side up to the front give extraordinary perspectives of the Himalayas and icy masses after achieving the summit of the Karo-La Pass. One can wonder at seeing the icy mass which is roughly 50m underneath the pass. Bicycle over the Simi-La (4,330m), and afterward it's a lovely progressive ride to Gyangze town. Visit the cloisters and Stupas contained inside this verifiable town. Overnight at a guesthouse.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 11- Ride from Gyangze to Shigatse (94km, 3,835m)

    Leaving Gyantse, we additionally desert our 2 days of rough terrain throbs and agony as we end up on a recently cleared street which is a taxing day ride that will take us crosswise over tremendous extends of level horticulture land to Shigatse, Tibet's second greatest town in the customary capital of Tsang. The Tsang rulers practiced their energy from the transcending statures of Shigatse handing this town over to an imperative exchanging town and additionally a regulatory focus. We visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery in transit. Overnight at a guesthouse.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 12- Ride from Shigatse to Jidingzhen (75km, 3,905m)

    After a decent breakfast, we'll appreciate the lovely view as we ride to Jidingzhen. We'll rest until tomorrow as near the base of the Tso-La go as could be expected under the circumstances. This will be a decent time to get ready physically and rationally for two or three goes in the next days. Overnight at exceptionally fundamental Teahouse or guesthouse in a quarters room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 13- Ride from Jidingzhen to Lhatse (70km, 4,050m)

    Today will be an extreme ride, with an intermittent cleared street making whatever is left of the street a dusty one. You can, obviously, hitch a ride on the help vehicle on the off chance that you don't have a craving for riding the entire day. After we leave the Tso-La Pass (4,500m), we go down a long 9km plunge and achieve Lhatse, which is a little truck stop and is a dusty place yet has a few shops with very much supplied racks and couple of guesthouses. Overnight at a guesthouse.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 14- Ride from Lhatse to Tingri/Xegar (74km, 4,320m), via Gyatso La Pass (5,220m)

    Early in the day after breakfast we cycle up to a 25km moving towards the Gyatso-La Pass (5,220m), the most astounding go of our excursion. The ride to Gyatso-La is a fascinating one as we will be amidst a canyon amid the begin of this specific ride joined by a waterway on the correct hand side. Roughly 7km preceding achieving the summit we go to an opening where we can indeed observe the colossal mountains, however it will be exceptionally breezy now until the point that we cross the pass and drop down to Xegar. Overnight at exceptionally essential Teahouse or  guesthouse in quarters room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 15- Ride from Tingri to Rongbuk (5,000m), EBC (5,150m), and back to Rongbuk (55km)

    Today we begin our ride on a cleared street up to the police check post. Here we would need to deliver our visa to the specialists and after the check post we will kill the Friendship Highway around 6km west of the Shegar checkpoint where our guide will deal with the grants for the Everest area. From here the way will be the hardest of uneven streets. The street is extremely twisting both up slope and down slope with sharp turns. On this specific street we might want to encourage everybody to remain on the edge of the street at a sheltered pace in view of substantial vehicle additionally utilizing this street, which takes us to the Pang La pass (5200m), a rough tough. From here a great all encompassing perspective of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu can be seen on a crisp morning. We will bicycle downhill towards the stream where in the wake of intersection it we will confront the windiest place of our visit. We will cycle to Tashi Zong town. Overnight at extremely essential Teahouse or  guesthouse in residence room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 16- Ride from Rongbuk to Old Tingri (69km, 4,350m)

    Following a hour ride from Rongbuk we take new course to Old Tingri by means of Long Jong La. Sporadically, the level of waterway gets high which will make us hard to cross the stream, in such case we will ride and drive to Tingri by means of Tashi Dzong and Pang La. Overnight at extremely fundamental Teahouse or guesthouse in residence room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 17- Ride from Old Tingri to Menbuxiang (72km, 4,685m)

    Today the biking takes us over the go of Lalung-la, which offers astounding perspective of Gaurishankar, Dorje Lhakpa, Shishapangma and Langtang. It would be ideal if you ensure that you check your brakes legitimately on the grounds that we will ride for the most part downhill from here. Overnight at extremely essential Teahouse or guesthouse in quarters room.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 18- Menbuxiang to Nyalam (97, 3,750m)

    We proceed with our plunge southwards and following a couple of hours of biking we achieve Nyalam which abstract signifies 'The Gateway to Hell' in Tibetan. This is on the grounds that the street drops from Nylam like a stone off the Tibetan level into an overgrown crevasse of waterfalls.

  • Day 19- Ride from Nyalam to Dolalghat (Nepal), drive or ride up to Dhulikhel (115km, 1,600m)

    This is our last day in Tibet as we head towards the outskirt Zhangmu which additionally is known as Khasa in Nepali and Dram in Tibetan, at that point entering Nepal through Kodari (which likewise happens to be the main bungee hopping spot in Nepal). We dive quickly to Barabise on the longest downhill of our visit on sloppy, rough and dangerous street with a major drop on the correct hand side into the stream Bhote Kosi. We will eat at Barabise (870m) a residential community with shops and essential inns. From here after lunch we need to alternative to either climb to Dhulikhel (1,600m) or jump on the help van to the lodging in Dhulikhel. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 20- Ride from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur and Thimi (35km 1,340m)

    After 2.5 km ride from Dhulikhel, we abandon the Arniko Highway. Take after the soil street up to Bhaktapur. Proceed with the broken landing area street to Thimi a well known town for carefully assembled paper veil. Thimi is the significant provider of vegetables in the capital, Kathmandu city. Ride the last area of Valley edge through occupied activity and exchange to your lodging. A charming walk and a very late shopping binge in Thamel and Basantapur. We have a goodbye supper in a run of the mill Nepali-style eatery with social exhibitions (moving and singing with ensembles) today around evening time to commend our diligent work and accomplishment in the biking trip.
    You have the choice to stretch out your outing to proceed onto Chitwan wilderness safari, Pokhara touring, trekking, boating and bungee, Kathmandu valley shopping visit, picturesque Everest flight, and different exercises. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)

  • Day 21- Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure

    The trek finishes up – our air terminal delegate will drop you at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.
    (Breakfast  Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private Tourist vehicle.

  • Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (4 nights)

  • Twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel breakfast included. (2 nights in total)

  • Twin-sharing room in a Tibetan standard two-star hotel in Lhasa, Gyangze, Shigatse and Lhatse. Basic accommodation (dormitory room) for the rest of the trip while in Tibet.

  • Breakfast for the entire trip.

  • A farewell dinner on the night before departure.

  • Kathmandu - Lhasa airfare for the client and the mountain biking guide(s), including airport departure tax.

  • Tibet entry permission and Chinese visa. Monastery entry fees during bike sightseeing in Tibet.

  • Ground transportation to and from Kathmandu. SUVs and a support truck during biking in Tibet.

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle. Monument entry fees and permits included.

  • Glory Himalayan Club’s licensed English-speaking mountain biking guide(s). The number of guides and assistant guides is dictated by the group size.

  • Mountain bike for the number of days riding. The brands include Cube, Trek and Giant hardtail or full-suspension bikes, depending on your choice.

  • The required number of ground staff for the tour.

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our ground staff.

  • A down jacket and a sleeping bag provided by Glory Himalayan Club (to be returned after the trek).

  • Free Glory Himalayan Club duffel/kit bag, sunhat and t-shirt (yours to keep).

  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges).(See the travel insurance page.)

  • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Lunch and dinner in for entire trip – about USD 15 to 20 per person per day.

  • All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.

  • Biking attire and other personal gears.

  • Tips for biking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)

  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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Total Duration 21 Days

One of the most remote regions in the world, the cycling pilgrimage from Lhasa in Tibet, to Kathmandu in Nepal will quite possibly be a ‘life changing’ journey through time, scenery and physical demands.

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