This tour starts in Nepal and takes you on an exhilarating ride over roof of the world through the Tibetan Plateau. Tibet and Nepal offer, adventure riders a fantastic experience – including adventure, cultural and scenic.
This Journey began riding through the hustle and bustle Kathmandu City and then scenic lush green Agricultural Countryside of Nepal via Langtang National Park to the Base of Highest Mountain in the World Mount Everest and to the famed Potala Palace in Lhasa. This is probably the cultural highpoint and focus. This Adventure Journey offers you the stunning mountain views, vibrant Tibetan Cultures, great roads, busy city markets and remote villages’ en-route.
After breakfast proceeds for a sightseeing tour Swayambhunath Stupa situated atop a hill from where you could get a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley. The Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as the “Monkey Temple”!! and listed in a world heritage site.
Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. It includes visit to the Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu DurbarSquare) – an ancient durbar (palace) with its numerous old palaces, temples and pagodas, the Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”, and the Kasthamandap Temple, which is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree from which Kathmandu derives its name.
Lunch on your own in Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch proceed for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Patan City, this ancient city of Patan also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts is about five Kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.
After breakfast start begin your Journey towards Tibet. The journey began riding through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu City and then through scenic lush green Agricultural Countrysideof Nepal via Langtang National Park. We will stop in Trishuli Bazaar for lunch. After lunch continue ride to Sybrubesi, which is a Tamang Tribesman village. Upon arrival check in at a Teahouse lodge. Rest of the day is for rest.
After early breakfast check out lodge and ride to Timure where you will complete Nepal Immigration formalities. Later proceed to Chinese Immigration control and complete immigration & custom formalities. Later ride to Kyrong town which is 24 km from immigration control. Upon arrival check in at a hotel. Rest of the day is free for rest.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Note: All of Tibet is on Beijing time. Due to this, the Ngari region of Tibet, which is so far west of Beijing, is dark at 8 a.m. and there is sunlight until about 9 p.m.
Today is your last long ride day to fascinating Tibetan Capital Lhasa. Leave Shigatse after breakfast and ride to first town Gyantse, after Gyantse continue ride passing through some beautiful passes. The road is good so riders will get a chance to open up their bikes today. Karo la is our first pass at 16,650 ft. it shall take some time while ascending. Then the ride takes us across the Yamdrok lake bed and onto to Khamba La and then a steady descent into the Bramhaputra valley. Arrive Lhasa by late evening & check in the hotel.
Am: After breakfast visit Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet. The first King Songtsen Gampo expanded it to its present structure during the 17th century. This 13 storey, 1000 room citadel served as the headquarters of the former Church-state” of Tibet and was home to successive Dalai Lamas who, from the later half of the 18th century used it as their “Winter Palace”.
Pm: Jokhang Temple: Situated in the heart of old Lhasa houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese princess Wen Cheng on her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Devout pilgrims prostrate themselves at the entrance of the temple and make the inner holy circuit to offer yak butter to the gods and pay homage to the golden statue of Sakyamuni. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the busy bustling Barkhor Bazaar. A marketplace, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. This is the Spiritual Center of Tibet and is also the heart of Lhasa.
Eve: Dinner at authentic Tibetean Restaurant followed by the Tibetan Cultural Show.
Am: Visit the SERA Monastery: 5 Km (3 miles) north of Lhasa. Sera’s setting is one of the prettiest Once a community of more than 5,000 monks, it was virtually extinguished by the Chinese invasion. The restored monastery sits below the brow of the hill on which Tsongkhapa built a hermitage and spent several years in meditation. One of the monk’s disciples started building the Sera in 1419 AD”. 2nd floor was Chinese and the 3rd floor Indian.
Pm: Visit The Norbulingkha: The ‘Jewel Park’ as it is known in Tibetan, was built in the 18th century and served as the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. This colorful garden landscape was the site of picnic and public gatherings. The place is richly decorated, creating an atmosphere of peaceful repose.
Today we start our journey towards Kathmandu. Riding Motorbike along the Friendship Highway we cross the Khamba La (4794m) rom which there is stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa [7252m]. After passing Lake Yamdruk Tso, we will stop in Nagartse for a lunch.
After lunch, continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La [5045m] where we are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages we arrive in the town of Gyantse. After short rest continue ride to Shigatse which is 90 km and takes around 1 & ½ hrs.
Today we continue along the Friendship Highway, marveling once more at the barren yet spectacular landscape of Tibet. Beyond the small town of Lhatse we cross the highest pass on our journey, the Gyamtso La (5220m). From here we descend to the plains, passing monasteries and camps of nomadic herders. We arrive at New Tingri for lunch.
After lunch continue ride to Everest Base Camp via Rongbuk Monastery. Rongbuk Monastery and visit the Everest Base Camp by driving. Also known as Dza Rongbuk Gompa and its accompanying hermitage retreats were introduced to the world in the 1920s through the accounts of the first British mountaineering teams.
This morning we have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5,200m). The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above us.
Later we start ride towards Old Tingri for lunch. After lunch continue ride back to Kerung Town.
After breakfast continue ride to Chinese Immigration. After completing immigration & custom formalities exit to Rasuwagadi in Nepal, where you will complete your Nepal entry formalities at Immigration. Later continue ride to Sybrubesi for lunch. After lunch continue ride to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival check in at hotel for rest and refreshment.
An experience Road Captain cum Mechanic (specialization on Royal Enfield) throughout the Journey.
Hotel accommodation in Tibet as per Itinerary (as above) inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner.
All lunches at Tibetan or Chinese restaurant en-route to Lhasa and Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner at Restaurant in town in Lhasa.
Cost of fuel for the Motorbikes.
One Comfortable Multiple Passenger Van for accompanying guests.
One luggage truck as a backup during the ride in Tibet.
Two 4WD Land cruiser in from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi (Pre Tibet) and Rasuwagadi to Kathmandu (Post Tibet)
Twin / double room sharing accommodation in Nepal at hotel / lodges (as above) inclusive of breakfast.
Special Tibet Travel permits and Costume charges for Motorbikes.
Comprehensive Medical Kit.
All toll taxes for the bikes including custom fees and applicable government taxes.
Services not Inclued
Cost for the hire of Royal Enfield Classic 350cc motorcycle (Quoted separately)
China & Nepal Visa fees
Personal Riding Gears
Items of a personal nature such as bar bills telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.
Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc.
Personal insurance, evacuation and medical expenses.
Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs of bikes, accidents, cancellation of flights, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc.) and situations beyond the control of Asiatic Roads Pvt. Ltd.
Personal gratitude to the support team such as Road Captain & Mechanic etc.
Any item not mentioned in the above ‘cost includes’.
Note: Minor Repairs like break shoe, spark plug, clutch plate, tubes, cable (01 set only) and engine oil has been included in the cost. However if more breakage happen due to rough handling/accidents/theft etc., the clients will have to bear the cost.