Tibet and Nepal Road Cycling Trip

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14 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
700 Km
avg 58 Km

This trip is a once in a lifetime experience � a chance to surround yourself in the ancient cultures of Tibet and ride through its stunning landscapes on your road bike. Tibet has for centuries evoked images of a lost Shangri La. To this day, it�s stunning Himalayan views, high plateau, beautiful Buddhist monasteries and extraordinary people combine to make Tibet one of the world�s great travel experiences.The cycling highlight will be the worlds longest descent along the winding roads off the Tibetan Plateau and through dramatically changing landscapes into lush Nepal. With an elevation drop of 4600m this awesome descent alone will provide ample material for post ride coffee conversations for years to come.Another highlight will undoubtedly be a visit to Mount Everest base camp to witness first hand the towering beauty of the worlds highest peak.The journey will be long and the challenge won�t be easy but for those who join us on this adventure a sense of achievement is guaranteed.


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Tour Location

Country:
China|Nepal
Region:
Tibet
From:
Lhasa
To:
Kathmandu

Tour Information

Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Adv/Challenging
Terrain:
On-road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
CNY 16200

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
700 Km
Riding Days:
12

Additional Information

Inclusions

1 welcome dinner in Lhasa + ALL meals during cycling (i.e. breakfast and lunch) + 1 celebration dinner in Kathmandu
Airport transfers in Lhasa & Kathmandu
Logistics-support vehicles (passenger + safety vehicle as necessary to guarantee a seat for everyone. This is available 100% of the time)
Services of trip leader, guide, local support staff & bike mechanic
Tibet Travel Permit & other necessary permits (Everest region) for foreigners
Entrance fees to Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karo la glacier, Mount Everest Park fees, Bhaktapur UNESCO ancient town in Nepal
24/27-speed GIANT mountain bike (if you don�t have your own bike)
Medical Supplies: oxygen bags/bottles; basic 1st-aid kit
Supplies of bottled drinking water, fruit, dried-food & snacks
Cycling jersey per participant
Coordination meetings & Pre-departure briefing (preparation, gears, safety, admin etc.)

Exclusions

Airfare � budget 5000 � 6000 from Beijing if you book early
Dinners apart from the first and last days

Options

We are proposing 2 groups ;
Group A � Very Challenging
Up to 700km
70% of the journey cycling / 30% vehicle bound. 80-90km per day. Please note that riding at altitude is significantly more taxing than riding at sea level.
Group B � Less Challenging
Up to 300 km
30% of the journey cycling / 70% vehicle bound. 35-40km per day.
There will be cross over between the groups so it is suitable for people that have different levels of fitness or desire to ride.

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