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16 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Biking Tour

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TT: 16 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Biking Tour
16 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Biking Tour

Cycling from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is quite a challenge for both professional bikers or Amateur cyclists. You will get more than just the breathtaking en route.

Highlights:
Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, back to Lhasa by train
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DAY 1   Arrive in Lhasa
Whether you arrive in Lhasa by train or by flight, your tour guide will be there to meet you to escort you to your hotel and check in. On the way from the airport to your hotel in Lhasa, you will be able to see the Yarlung Tsangpo/ Bhamaputra River (the world’s highest altitude river and the (the longest and largest river in Tibet) and the Lhasa River. You will have the rest of the day free to become acclimatized to the high elevation, or if you feel up to going out, you can go to Potala Square to enjoy the many-colored fountain and take some amazing photos of the Potala Palace from the square.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 2   Lhasa tour - Potala Place, Johkang Temple, Barkor Street
Today we will start off with the fantastic Potala Palace, which historically served as the winter home of the Dalai Lama. It was first used in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet. The most valuable collections in the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of the former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, we will move on to the Jokhang Temple, which was also founded in the 7th century by the 33rd great king of Tibet to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni as he was at the age of twelve – this is perhaps the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor Street where you can perform the “Kora” (a religious circuit around a sacred building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals. The Barkhor market is also a great place to pick up locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 3   Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery
This morning we will visit the Drepung Monastery – one of the great three Gelug monasteries of Tibet. Founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, on Tosngkhapa’s main disciples, the Drepung Monastery is home of Ganden Palace, which formerly served as the Dalai Lama’s palace before later moving on to the Potala Palace. In the afternoon we will move on to see another of the great three of the Gelug monasteries in Tibet – the Sera Monastery. Founded in 1419 by another main disciple of Tsongkhapa, Jamchen Chojey, the main attraction of this monastery is the lively scene of the monks debating Buddhist scriptures in the courtyard behind the monastery in the afternoon.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 4   Start the Bike Tour
Your bike tour begins today! Today’s journey will begin in Lhasa and end at the base (3,700m) of Khamba La Pass (85km). Stay overnight in tents.
Tips: Most visitors should be acclimatized by now, but if you feel faintness or shortness of breath, stop immediately and tell your guide. Make sure to bring snacks and plenty of water.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local Guest House

DAY 5   Khamba La Pass - Ngartse
Total Cycle: 55 km
Bike across Kamba Pass (4794m) to Ngartse Village (4450m), a 55km journey. Camp for the night near Ngartse Village.
Tips: Bring plenty of water and snacks.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local Guest House

DAY 6   Ngartse - Karo Pass
Total Cycle: 54 km
Go on a 54km bike trip to the base (4750m) of Karo Pass (5010m). Stay overnight in tents.
Tips: Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local Guest House

DAY 7   Karo Pass - Gyantse
Bike across Karo Pass (5010m) to Gyantse (3980m) which is a 79km journey. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Tips: Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in Gyantse

DAY 8   Gyantse - Shigatse
Early tour of the Palkhor Monastery and the old part of Gyantse town Gyantse (almost 4,000m above sealevel). Gyantse is sometimes referred to as "Hero City" because it was the site of a battle against the British during their 1904 expedition. Palkhor monastery is a typical Buddhist monastery combining stupa and temple. The three sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakys, Gedang and Gelugpa) exist harmoniously within this monastery. Then ride (94km) on a good stretch of road to Shigatse (3,860m).

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in Shigatse

DAY 9   Shigatse - Gyachung Monastery
Today we will cycle over two small passes, past the isolated Gyachung Monastery (4,100m). The day’s journey will be roughly 75km. Camp for the night.
Tips: Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local guest house

DAY 10   Bike to Lhatse
Bike across Yulong Pass (4,520m) to Lhatse (3860m). Today’s jouney will be about 95km. 

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in local guest house

DAY 11   Lhatse - Shegar
Total cycle: 75 km
Today we will get our first view of Mount Everest as we bike across the highest pass of this biking adventure, Gyamtso La Pass (5,220m), and head toward Tingri (Shegar) (4,050m). Tingri used to be an important trading outpost where Nepalese Sherpas would trade rice, grain, and iron for Tibetan wool, livestock, and salt. The surrounding grassland’s fast flowing rivers of melted snow provide an ideal grazing ground for livestock. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Tips: Keep your eyes open for wildlife in the area. The surroundings provide a great opportunity for beautiful pictures.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in local guest house

DAY 12   Shegar - Rongbuk Valley
We head along the main road towards Everest Base, facing 20km of uphill switchbacks with a total of 42 hairpin bends to the summit of the Pang Pass (5,150m). We then take a 20-kilometer downhill ride to the Rongbuk Valley (4,200m). The trip is a total of 67km. Stay overnight in tents.
Tips: Be very careful of the winding road. Take your time and tell your guide if you are uncomfortable. Obviously, it can be quite cold there, so pack warm clothes.At night, visitors can get up to take photos of Mt. Everest surrounded by the moon and stars. Be sure to get up early to see the sunrise over Mt. Everest.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local guest house

DAY 13   Rongbuk Monastery - E.B.C.
Exploration of the highest monastery Rongbuk Monastery (4,200m). Then bike 8km to the Mount Everest Base Camp (5,150m). Stay overnight in tents.
Tips: If you stay overnight near Rongphu Monastery either in a tent or guesthouse, it takes about a 2 hour trek from the monastery to the first base camp. Obviously, it can be quite cold there, so pack warm clothes. If you take a shuttle bus from Rongphu monastery to the Everest base camp (8km) it should take about 15mins. At night, visitors can get up to take photos of Mt. Everest surrounded by the moon and stars. Be sure to get up early to see the sunrise over Mt. Everest.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at local tent

DAY 14   EBC –Shigatse (About 380 KM, 9 hours)
Sunrise at EBC, winding roads, beautiful scenery on the way. If you did not go to see the sun set at EBC the day before, rise early on the morning of day 6 to catch the magnificent sunrise. Afterwards, the drive will go all the way to Shigatse.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in Shigatse

DAY 15   Shigatse (Tashilunpo Monastery RMB80) –Lhasa
Early morning head to visit Tashilunpo Monastery. Then head to the train station to take the train from Shigatse back to Lhasa. (Z8804 12:05-14:40)

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa

DAY 16   Lhasa Departure
Today you will be free until you are escorted to the airport / train station. Service ends.

Meals: None

Accommodation:

Price Includes.

    Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
    Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
    All necessary Tibet travel permits.
    All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
    Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
    Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
    Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
    Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
    A container of Oxygen for emergency usage while traveling to Mt. Everest

Price Excludes.

    China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
    Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
    Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
    Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
    Excess Baggage Charges.
    Single room supplement.
    Additional tour service and/or activities.

Our Service
We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.
Cancellation Policy

Once the deposit is paid, your trip is confirmed. If you need to change or cancel your itinerary, please contact your travel consultant by email, phone, instant messenger, etc. There will be a charge for Cancellation or modification. The policy is as follows:

1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

Early Birds Discount

Our incredible discounts will help you save more on your next trip. Not only will you enjoy early bird discount. What’s more, if more than 16 people(including 16pax) sign up at the same time, there is no charge for one person. These two promotions can be used in combination to help you save much more on your next adventure.

Our primary concern is always customer satisfaction. Despite our discounts are quite incredible, our service remains at its usual high standard.

We are pleased to offer these three kinds of promotions after receiving your reservation deposit:
Enjoy 10% discount - sign up above 180 days before departure date;
Enjoy 5% discount - sign up 90~180 days before departure date.

Reviews
 Kailash&EBC-England-0008

Dear Nancy,

How nice to hear from you! Thanks for your email and yes, I have been back to England since last Thursday after the wonderful trip to Tibet you helped organizing. I hope all is well with you and you have had a “Golden Week” holiday. 
Overall the trip was excellent, the tour showed different part of Tibet and had the right balance of supervision and free time in Lhasa especially. Good points were your email contact which was always prompt and informative, helpful and friendly. This helped build trust and confidence in the journey. I also thought highly of the tour guide who showed us around, he was very patient and kind to us, most of all I was impressed by his deep knowledge and genuine belief in Tibetan Buddhism.
That’s all that I can think of at the moment, but I really did want to thank you for a fantastic trip to Tibet, I’m left with wanting to return and see more. It was very thought provoking and I loved it all!
Many thanks again and best wishes!  Kathy 

 

 EBC-Brizil-0009

Hi Kay.

I'm in China yet, but I'm going back to Brazil the day after tomorrow. The Tibet's tour was AWESOME ... Everything was perfect! The guide was very smart with very good English, take care with everyone, the best guide in Tibet(he is a small Tenzin)  

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 Lhasa-Germany-0016

Spektakulär Gebäude innen und außen - die Aussicht ist sagenhaft - Mönche sind freundlich. 

Das Ambiente ist super, von yak Butter Öllampen angemacht zum Gebet Rollen ... so viel mehr, dieses Hotel nicht angerührt mein Herz und Seele ... Ich würde hier gerne wieder aus Tibet

 EBC- India-0002

Hi Amy,  

Amy I just got back home yesterday as after Nepal I went to India :)  
The tour was great. I loved every minute of it, was the adventure I was hoping for. I would like to thank you also once again for your never ending patience with me and dedicated help regarding everything and anything that I needed help with or information about.  
Keep up the good spirit Amy :) I will definitively will be recommending the tour to people :)  Our guide was very kind although I guess some of us really put his patience to the test by making changes and making variation all the time : ) ha ha ha but he was dealing with it with great attitude :)  So big Thank you Amy!!l!!!!!! Wish you all the best of luck for the future ;)  
With love, Monika

 

 Lhasa-Germany-0017

Wenn Sie Reisennachtibet.de Reiseleiter Pincuo mit mit, da man hier so viel Geschichte und lernen Sie abdecken kann besuchen, die Sie nicht alleine unterwegs zu erkunden. Der Palast wurde zuerst in 641 erbaut und umgebaut von Fifth Dalai Lama im 17. Jahrhundert, ist ein wahres Modell der tibetanischen Architektur mit 13 Etagen über 1.000 Zimmer. Sie sehen einige der Gräber der vergangenen Dalai Lama und viele Kammern. Der Aufstieg zum Palace ist unglaublich und landschaftlich schön, aber etwas anstrengend wegen der hohen Höhenlage. Es werden ca. 2-3 Stunden zum erkunden der gesamten Palace Complex. Verpassen Sie nicht das dies eine einmalige Gelegenheit, Potala Palast wenn Sie je Lhasa besuchen!

 EBC & Namtso-Canada-0003

Dear Amy,

THANK YOU very, very, much for all your help and assistance for our Tibet tour. Without you I may not have managed without more tears. The tour was an amazing adventure to say the least and a trip neither Grace nor I will ever forget. Lobsang was the BEST. thank you for him too. He went out of his way to make sure we were all happy. A hard group to please! He is such a beautiful person. I hope you meet him one day. I seem to dream of Tibet every night. THANK YOU Amy also for the contacts places to go in Chengdu. A beautiful experience. Despite the typhoon in Hong Kong we did eventually get home safely. Lots of love to you : ) : )

Kind Regards, Berni & Grace

 

 

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