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15 Days Central Tibet Biking Tour

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TT: 15 Days Central Tibet Biking Tour
15 Days Central Tibet Biking Tour

This cycling route includes the major cultural sites and scenery that centers around Lhasa, with the excellent cycling condition and good accommodation and amazing scenery along the route, all of which makes it a pleasant journey. This itinerary involves

Highlights:
Lhasa, Ganden Monastery, Namtso Lake, Samye Monastery,Tsedang
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DAY 1   Arrive in Lhasa& Acclimation
Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to your hotel in Lhasa. It only takes about a half an hour for the drive from the airport to the city center of Lhasa via the Lhasa-Gonggar Airport Highway. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the Brahmaputra River. You will have the rest of the afternoon or evening (depending upon your arrival time) to rest, relax and become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 2   Lhasa Tour -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor 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: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Lhasa

DAY 3   Lhasa Tour - Drepung Monastery 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: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 4   Lhasa - Ganden Monastery by Bike (53 kilometers, 3 – 4 hours ride time)
Today’s schedule features a bike ride of approximately 53 kilometers to the east to visit the Ganden Monastery – the largest of the six main monasteries of Gelugpa. The most difficult part of our ride today will be climbing up Mt. Wangpo, with its peak elevation of 3800 meters. If you still have the energy, you can perform the “Kora” here by bicycle, taking a 90-minute circuitous ride around the religious sites. On a clear day you will have stunning views of the peak of Mount Nyenchen Thangla and the Kyi-chu Valley below. We will stay overnight in Ganden tonight.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Stay overnight at Ganden Monastery

DAY 5   Ganden to Lhasa by Bike (53 kilometers, 3 – 4 hours ride time)
Today we will make the return trip to Lhasa by bicycle, with free time for you to explore Lhasa in the afternoon and evening.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 6   Day 6 - Day 08: Bike from Lhasa to Namtso (240 kilometers)
Today we will begin our 3-day bike ride, first taking us northwards from Lhasa to Namtso with the beautiful sight of Nyenchen Thanglha accompanying us along the beginning of our trip as we head out of Lhasa. In the summer (May to August), the sheepherders and their families move to the grassland and set up their tents, so we will be able to see not only the green grasslands but also herds of sheep ad yaks as well as the nomad’s tents alongside the road. Finally we will reach the incredibly beautiful Namtso Lake – a heavenly lake known as one of the three holy lakes of Tibet and also as the world’s highest salt lake. Situated at an elevation of 5000 meters, Namtso Lake lies on the highest plateau in the world. We’ll enjoy a memorable stay at the lakeshore on this 8th night of your biking tour.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Stay overnight at local guest house

DAY 7   Bike from Namtso to Yangpachen (123 kilometers)
While enjoying the beautifully clear morning at the lakeshore, you can trek along the shoreline to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. After a morning of exploration, we’ll begin the journey back to Lhasa with a bike ride over the Lagangla Pass to Yangpachen. Yangpachen is famous for its geothermal power station and the nearby hot spring, where we can relax in the natural hot spring before retiring for the night.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Stay overnight at Yangbachen

DAY 8   Bike from Yangpachen to Lhasa (75 kilometers)

Today we will enjoy the final leg of our bike tour as we ride back to Lhasa from Yangpachen. We will be on the same highway as before, and we’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos. After arriving back in Lhasa you will have free time the rest of the afternoon and evening to relax.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Overnight at Lhasa 3-Star hotel

DAY 9   Bike to Samye
This morning we will bike on towards the Samye Monastery, located about 200 kilometers from Lhasa. The Samye Monastery is the first temple built in Tibet and the first to contain the three Buddhist jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With these unique features, this splendid temple has become an attraction for visitors from all over the world. It is one of the most popular holy places in all of Tibet, where you can see the ancient monastery and palace that demonstrate the ancient tradition of the Tibetan people and their kings.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Camping

DAY 10   Bike to Tsedang - Trundruk - Yumbulagang
Today we will bike to Tsetang along the amazing Brahmaputra River, and then on to visit the Trundruk Monastery and Yumbulagang Palace. Trundruk is one of the earliest founded Buddhist monasteries in Tibetan history. Yumbulagang Palace was built for the first Tibetan King, Nyatri Tsanpo, in the 2nd century B.C., serving as the palace for all succeeding Tibetan kings.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Camping

DAY 11   Day 13 - Day 14: Bike to Lhasa from Tsedang
For these two days, we will have a scenic and pleasant bike ride along good roads on our way to Lhasa from Tsedang. After arriving in Lhasa, you will have free time to relax and recover from our long journey and to prepare for your trip on to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation: Overnight at local Guest House

DAY 12   Transfer to Lhasa Gonggar Airport or Train Station - Depart from Lhasa
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to escort you back to Lhasa Gonggar Airport or to the Lhasa train station for your departing flight or train.

Meals: Breakfast   None  

Accommodation:

Price Includes.

    √Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's travel Permit
    √Transport
    √Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC
    √Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in Winter while traveling to EBC.
    √Oxygen provided while traveling to EBC.
    √Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
    √Travel Agency Service Charge
    √Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
    √One welcome dinner in Lhasa

Price Excludes.

    √Single room supplement.
    √China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
    √Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
    √Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
    √Admission fee of All tourist sites listed in Itinerary
    √Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc. √Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
    √Excess Baggage Charges.

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
 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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 EBC&Namtso&Nyingchi-Spanish-0006

Hello Alex,  

I am sorry that it took me so long to give you a feedback, I was pretty busy the recent days weeks and hope you can understand that.  
Let's come to the feedback.
Tour guide: The tour guide (Ms. Qimei) was excellent! Her English speaking ability was very good. Additionally, she was welcoming, friendly and could score with profound knowledge about culture, history and environment.
Driver: The driver was all the time friendly and drove according to the rules. we all felt very safe during the trip.
Hotels: The hotels were also well chosen. The breakfast matched the western standard.
Vehicle: The vehicle was overall very comfortable.  
Additional comment: Overall, I was very happy with the tour. The only thing, I would have wished for is to have had a detailed itinerary beforehand. Sometimes I was not sure, how exactly the next day was planned.  
Best regards, Nweth Sureshkumar 
 EBC-Germany-0018

Zuerst dankte ich an unseren Reiseleiter Lobsang. Er führt uns einen der höchsten WC in Tibet besuchen, bevor wir die Wallfahrt nach diesem heiligen Schrein am Dala Lama gebaut. Er verwendeten Materialien aus der Fuß des Berges und es entstand ein See gibt es in Ordnung für eine ausgewogene Landschaft. Blick auf den größten Platz in Lhasa können gesehen vom Palast. Als wir an dem Tag und zwar fast jeden Tag kamen, kann man hunderte und Tausende von Menschen singen und heftig auf dem Platz. Viele religiöse Trefferstelle waren in das Palace gespeichert.  Viele Gläubige waren immer noch durch Türen in der Palast betete. Es gab viele Buddha Satzung in den verschiedenen Zimmern mit verzierten Perlen schmücken. Wer kann von der spirituellen Kraft, berührt die Amv (Lehrer Sinn) repräsentiert werden.

 EBC-Dubai-0001

Hello Amy & Tour team,  

Thank you, we have reached home now safety after a wonderful tour of Tibet. I would like to say a few points about the GOOD service that were given to us! Firstly special thank you to Amy for being organized about the tour, telling us first hand about the tour objectives, organized itinerary! We were organized both mentally and physically as all of our doubts regarding this tour were cleared before we left from home to the tour and the information that was provided met exactly what was there on ground. Real happy about that.  Amy followed up day by day on our health conditions, provided us tips and tricks on how to maintain the best of health on such altitudes and it worked, I would say that were taken through the trip by such an ease due to this, KUDOS to Amy!  Talking to Amy all these days, now she has become a good friend on WhatsApp! :) Even though I have not had an opportunity to meet her in Chengdu yet. I would say that special mention to Lobsong as well, he was an AMAZING tour guide, I have travelled to 6 countries this year, I have not seen anyone as good as he is till now. Thank you for everything!!!

 

 EBC-USA-0005
Dear David,  
This 8 days tour in Tibet is really incredible and unforgettable. Organization of this tour has been perfect and I was very lucky to join a group with a funny young Chinese lady and 4 very pleasant Germans. it is the ideal size of a group for a good We have all really appreciate our guide, Tashi Peida. For his deep knowledge of the Tibetan civilization and religion. his very good English level and above all, his very pleasant company and his permanent smile. He is more than a guide: a friend The timing has been well managed by Taishi to avoid loss of time on road and to arrive on the Everest tent camp in time to enjoy the incredible view of Qomolangma before the sunset. Accommodation is 3 hotels has been perfect everywhere. The only negative point is that we have understood that our driver didn't have the proper licence to drive our minibus. This is the reason why we had a second driver to go through some check points  Regarding your personal service, David. let me give you the same rating than the level of my worry at the beginning of the preparation of this tour: ) : ) Thanks a lot for your patience and your efficiency to obtain my Tibet Visa and a train ticket at the last minute. Great job. I only regret not to have had the pleasure to meet you in Lhasa. Anyhow, take good care my dear friend!
 EBC-Germany-0015

 Es war eine unvergessliche und wunderbare Erfahrung in Tibet. Die Höhe wurde uns jedoch etwas aber wir endlich zu EBC und das Gefühl war surreal, besonders sehenswert Everest für das erste Mal in den Sonnenaufgang. Die Leute hier sind großartig gehören Grüner Leguan, fast alle trafen wir auf unserer Reise. Wir machten uns unsere Arrangements durch Dolmo, und sie war wirklich zuständig, vertrauenswürdig und geduldig. die Logistik und Verwaltungen war perfekt. Unser Führer Rooney war wie unser älterer Bruder sich gut gekümmert und wir uns auf dem Weg mit ihm wirklich sicher fühlen. Er ist tibetischen und gaben uns eine sehr Tiefe Erfahrung der lokalen Kultur. Unser Fahrer Songtnam war immer am Lächeln und hielt uns sicher auf den Straßen ... alles war wie ein Uhrwerk. Eines der besten Aufenthalte, den wir je hatten. Ich hoffe, dass ich die Gelegenheit haben werde wieder hierher zu kommen. Letzte Sache empfehlen ... ich werde in das Zelt in EBC ... war eine gute Erfahrung.

 

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