Lhasa to Kathmandu
Includes Everest Base Camp!
We're pleased to announce that a new border crossing for foreigners has now opened, following closure of the Kyrong border point after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal! We will run our classic Lhasa to Kathmandu trip again from April 2018.
Cycling the Tibetan Plateaus from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awe-inspiring experience and a must for adventure cyclists. Our Tibet cycle tour travels between two of Asia's most exotic cities. We ride 4 major passes above 5000m and traverse a distance of 1000km over the backbone of the Himalayas.
Starting in Nepal, after a couple of days exploring Kathmandu we take a dramatic flight across the great Himalayan range to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. This is one of the most interesting, remote and spectacular parts of the world. We have three days of sightseeing and acclimatising before cycling across a beautiful landscape of snow-capped summits. All around us are signs of religious devotion; prayer flags fluttering on the tallest mountain passes and processions of devout pilgrims travelling to the numerous monasteries and temples.
Riding to Everest Base Camp is a spectacular feature of our tour and a major cycling challenge, as the road climbs almost fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass. Here at 5,150m we see the magnificent views of the Himalayas and of Mt. Everest itself. Finally reaching Base Camp is an experience few will ever forget. From here our journey continues as we return to Nepal completing a marathon downhill cycle in the world.
redspokes Tibet cycling holiday offers great physical challenges: extreme mountain biking through breath taking scenery as you cycle the "Roof of the World".
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Key details of our Cycling holiday in Tibet:
- Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Sagarmatha Bazaar.
- Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple.
- Base Camp Everest.
- Five mountain passes above 5000m.
- Fifty hairpin bends over the Pang La Pass.
- Braille without Borders charity visit.
This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this Tibet tour.