Motor Bike Tour

Itinerary in Details:

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal

Meet you at the airport. Transfer to our hotel followed by a quick briefing and collection of passports for Tibet Permit & Visa applications. Motorcycle assignment & orientation followed by a short test ride & stop at Patan's old Durbar Square for late afternoon sightseeing and a beer.

Day 02 - Ride to Dhulikhel

After breakfast check of motorcycles & personal equipment then ride out of Ktm city through Thimi with a stop at the old city of Bhaktapur for a look around and lunch. Short late afternoon ride to our comfortable overnight accommodations near Dhulikhel on the road to Tibet.

Day 03 - Nepal-Tibet Border-Zangmu

Early morning departure for the Nepal -Tibet Border at Kodari where after immigration & customs formalities, we will say goodbye to paved roads and cross the Friendship Bridge into Tibet where we will meet our Tibetan crew who are waiting with support vehicles, fuel & supplies. A short ride about 6 kms (usually very rough) will bring us to Khasa Gate where we will begin our China Immigration & Customs process. Accommodations at the adequate Zamgmu Hotel meters away.

Day 04 - Zangmu-Nylam

Depending on current road construction and travel timings, departure ASAP (possibly late afternoon/evening 1 May) following the road high above the town into the upper valleys of the Himalaya , and on into Nylam for overnight. BASIC but somewhat charming accommodations tonight at a local Guest House. Welcome to Tibet! Top dead center!

Day 05 - Nylam-Tingri

All gravel road riding today up over Lalung La (5050m) with amazing mountain views of the High Himalaya back towards Nepal and Shishapangma (8012m) Roadside packed lunch near Khozo followed by direct views of Mount Everest via moving motorcycles with arrival into Old Tingri late afternoon. Improved accommodations at the simple motel in Tibetan style Guest House with absolutely STUNNING views of Cho Oyu and Mount Everest to the South!

Day 06 - Everest Base Camp

Adventure continues off the paved road into Qomolangma Nature Preserve with commanding views of Mount Everest once on top of Pang La Pass! Challenging riding this morning with steep off road inclines, loose gravel, rough track. Arrival at Rongbuk Monastery Guest House for a late lunch. Afternoon ride to ehad of Valley and Everest Base Camp. Late afternoon free to explore the momastery, views of Mount Everest from our gust house are better than from base camp!

Day 07 - Ride to Sakya

Early morning departure for our rough 100 kms ride out of the Everest Region, again with specatular mountain views back towards the Himalaya Range. Fuel & lunch stop at Shegar, late afternoon ride into Sakya, a very important monastery & Dzong (Fort) , just seconds from our hotel.

Day 08 - Ride to Shigatse

Morning tour of Sakya Monastery complex, then ride over Lhakpa La (5220m) with lunch near the interesting junction town of Lhatse. Long afternoon’s ride over another high pass Tsho La (4500m) and through small rural Tibetan agricultural villages. Late afternoon arrival into Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Evening free to relax at our fancy hotel or explore. Dinner in town at an old Roadrunners favorite!

Day 09 - Shigatse - Gyantse

Morning tour of the impressive gold topped Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The largest working monastery currently in Tibet, Tashi Lhunpo is most famous as the site of enshrinement of the first Dalai Lama and is also the seat of the controversial Panchan Lama. After a nive lunch in town, its back in the saddle for our 100km ride east to Gyantse for tremendous views of the Kumbum & Gyantse Dzong (fort). Late afternoon free to explore the town and sample some of the best momo’s in Tibet! Dinner with the group at our good friends excellent restaurant nearby!

Day 10 - Gyantse - Yamdruk Tso Lake - Lhasa

Early morning departure for Yamdruk Tso Lake. Spectacular riding past an amazing (man made) emerald lake and up over Karo La Pass, followed by stunning up close views of the always snow covered Mt. Nojin Kangstan. Late morning noodle & tea stop on the lake, packed lunch lakeside depending on temperatures, or a bit farther on. We will make the steep sudden ascent and follow the road up over Kamba La and then endlessly down (spectacular paved decent!) into the Brahmaputra Valley, where we will meet the main road and follow it into Lhasa. Our route will take us right past the stunning Potala Palace , the old home of the now exiled 14th Dalai Lama! Excellent Tibetan style garden accommodations just minutes walk from the old quarter and the Barkhor. Old Tibet found here!

Day 11 - Lhasa

Must see morning guided tour inside the Potala Palace, wear your walking shoes! After lunch motorcycle ride to one of Lhasa's outlying monasteries! Late afternoon available for last minute shopping! Farewell drinks & dinner tonight in town!

Day 12 - Fly Tibet to Nepal - Tour End

Early morning transfer to Gongkar Airport through the new tunnel for our flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Summit Hotel or Nepal's International Terminal for flights onward.