Bicycle Tour in Tibet is a wonderful travel itinerary in the lands of Tibet which is an autonomous province of the neighboring China. Tibet is popular in the world amongst the travelers and the tourists for its natural beauty and also for the several historical monasteries present in the autonomous state. Many international tourists visit Tibet for travelling and trekking purpose every year and its popularity has been on the rise year after year. Tibet is also known for its religious significance as it is a holy destination for the Buddhist people. Tibet is the home of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. The palace of Potala more commonly known as Potala Palace is one of the iconic destinations for all the travelers who visit the state for multiple purposes. The rich architecture and the location of Potala has been quite famous amongst the tourists.
Tibet bicycle tour starts from the Capital city of Kathmandu when you take a flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Over the course of next two weeks, you will be travelling around the city of Tibet in bicycle and enjoy the mild adventure on offer in the iconic city. You will reach all the major places in bicycle and your idea of adventure will have a new meaning after you complete the Bicycle tour in Tibet.
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Fly to Lhasa
: Acclimatization and rest in Lhasa
: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
: Start of the biking tour, cycling from Lhasa to the base of Kambala Pass
: Cross Kamba La Pass (4807m).
: Cycle to camp before Karo La Pass (5032m)
: Cross Karo La pass to Gyangtse (4048m)
: Gyangtse to Shigatse (3850m)
: Sightseeing around Rongbuk Monastery
: Back to Lhasa
: Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the hotel safely. After reaching the hotel, you will be briefed in short about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day of your itinerary, you will be busy sightseeing around different places of Kathmandu like Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, three different Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, among other sites. Most of the places you visit on the second day are enlisted in the UNESCO’s list of world heritages which carry historical and religious significance. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa
On the 3rd day of the itinerary, you will be flying to Lhasa, the capital city of the autonomous province of Tibet, from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Lhasa, you will visit different places including the monasteries in Lhasa. Among the different monasteries, Sera Monastery is the most popular and the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. After taking the lunch at the hotel, you will then walk around Lhasa exploring the beauty of the place. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 4: Acclimatization and rest in Lhasa
On the 4th day, you will acclimatize and rest while also explore the remaining places of Lhasa which you did not finish on the 3rd day. So, you have one more day to explore more about Lhasa before you move on with your bicycle tour in Tibet. There are lots of things for the tourists to do while in Lhasa and hence couple of days in Lhasa might actually not be enough to explore about Lhasa. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 5: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
On the fifth day, you will be involved in more sightseeing tour in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, before you set yourself on the bicycle tour. On this day, you will also visit the iconic Potala Palace which is the center of attraction for many tourists. The grandeur of the palace will attract you like nothing else. After visiting the palace, you will return to the hotel in Lhasa.
Day 6: Start of the biking tour, cycling from Lhasa to the base of Kamba La Pass
The sixth day is the beginning of the bicycle tour in Tibet. You will start the tour from Lhasa and head on to the Kamba La Pass which is located at around 3600 meters of altitude. You will cover around 80 kilometers on the day, bicycling from Lhasa to Kamba La Pass.
Day 07: Cross Kamba La Pass (4807m)
The next day, we will be crossing the Kamba La Pass which is located at around 4800 meters in bicycle. Crossing the Pass will be an adventurous memory which will be embedded in your mind for a long time.
Day 08: Cycle to camp before Karo La Pass (5032m)
We will move further to Karo La Pass after crossing the Kamba La Pass (5032m). Karo La Pass is another important and beautiful pass in Tibet and you will great time in visiting the pass in Tibet.
Day 09: Cross Karo La pass to Gyangtse (4048m)
On the ninth day, you will be crossing the Karo La Pass and then bicycle down to Gyangtse which is located at around 4000 meters. You will be cycling down more than 1000 meters on the day. Gyangtse is popular for the several monasteries present in the region which draw the attention of thousands of tourists.
Day 10: Gyangtse to Shigatse (3850m)
The next day, we will be visiting the the Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating back to the 14th century which allows amazing views of both Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed Stupa and its many small chapels house an inspiring collection of Tibetan Buddhist wall painting. We will then continue to Shigatse (3850m) where you will take your lunch. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet.
Day 11: Sightseeing around Rongbuk Monastery
On the eleventh day, we will be sightseeing around the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. It is an important and popular monastery in Tibet and you will have some great time visiting the monastery and learning about the historical significance of the Gompa.
Day 12: Back to Lhasa
The next day, you will return to the city of Lhasa from Rongbuk Monastery. It will be a short bicycle ride and after some hours of cycling, you will be back to the hotel in Lhasa where you stayed earlier. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu
On the 13th day of the itinerary, you will catch a flight from Lhasa to the Nepali capital after completing the bicycle tour in Tibet. Upon reaching the Nepali capital, you will be transferred back to the hotel where you will spend the rest of the time.
Day 14: Departure
The last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the TIA in Kathmandu from where you will take a flight back to your home country or move towards the next favored destination.
- Everyday, we provide the breakfast
- Accommodation ( three starred category Hotel )
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- All Government Pepar (Visa)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- International Flight ticket for one way
- International Airport Tax
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
- Meal ( Lunch and Dinner )
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014