Tibet, the world's highest region with an average elevation above 4,000 meters offers spectacular mountain views combined with a fascinating culture and traditions that makes for an unforgettable cycling adventure.
Linking Lhasa to Kathmandu on the world's highest road isn't a mere bike trip, it's a real cycling expedition and a journey into history, ancient cultures and Buddhist wisdom. This bicycle tour will remain etched in your memory for years to come.
Your bike ride from Lhasa to Kathmandu will take you through the arid Tibetan plateau between 4,000 and 5,200 meters. You'll cycle with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, cross path with nomadic Monpas, Lhopas and Moslems herding tribes and their yaks, visit small Tibetan settlements and majestic ancient Buddhist monasteries.
Your tour will start from Kathmandu, Nepal where we’ll arrange for your Tibet visa before flying to Lhasa. Kathmandu is a fascinating city with plenty to visit. Arriving in Tibet, you’ll spend three days visiting the amazing Forbidden City. Your time in Lhasa set at 3,650m will also be perfect to acclimatize before cycling to higher elevations.
In Lhasa, you’ll visit the Potala, the old palace of the Dalai-Lama. Some of Tibet's richest treasures are held in the Potala Palace, among them is the jewel-encrusted tomb of Lobsang Gyatso, the 5th Dalai Lama. It contains 3,721kg of gilded gold as well as 10,000 precious pearls and stone. It also features the mandala of the “Wheel of Time” which contains 200,000 pearls as well as coral, turquoise and gold threads.
A 21-day bicycle tour for you to cycle the entire route from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Completing the full route on two wheels is a great accomplishment.
Our 14-day tour is a shortened version for people who’d love to experience the magic of this Tibetan cycling adventure, but can’t afford the time to cycle it all.
Our professional cycling and logistic support crew includes both Nepali and Tibetan guides, a cycling guide and mechanic, support trucks and jeeps, cooks, and tents to camp on the high plateau when hotels aren’t available. For your confort, we'll have double-occupancy tents, a dinning tent and even separate gender toilet tents.
This is full fledged and well supported expedition for the cultural and adventure experience of a lifetime.