Von Lhasa nach Kathmandu mit dem Mountainbike, 22 Tage
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Von Lhasa nach Kathmandu mit dem Mountainbike, 22 Tage

Tage: 22 / Schwierigkeit: 4 of 5 (Anstregend)

Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour is along challenging trail through the vast plateau of Tibet across several 5000+ meter high mountain passes amidst grand vistas of highest peaks in the world is the ultimate biking experience of a lifetime.

Traveling by bicycle in Tibet offers a kind of challenging ways to see the roof of the world. Just as a cycling excursion in Tibet makes the tour more interesting wheeling on the edge-shaped mountains and trails on the highland valleys. The additional concern relating to bicycling in Tibet may keep you in fitness position for a journey of such nature. The bicycling in Tibet is considered to be the highest mountain biking in the world. We have to take the demands of big climbs, rough roads, remote surroundings, and extremely high elevations.

Here is the Ultimate Lhasa to Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour, which is the world's Longest & Deepest Mountain Bike descent. The only trip in the world where one can continue to Everest Base Camp with bike! Over the Tibet plateau we pedal on endless crushed stone runways at settlements, monasteries and palaces. And the high point of this journey when comes, we will go to the monastery of Rongbuk and the Mount Everest Base Camp (5200). On this journey we stay overnight in hotels and in tents. Guides and the escort crew from Nepal and Tibet provide smooth operational sequence.

# Option 01
Kathmandu - Lhasa - EBC - Kyirong - Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour, 22 Days 

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel after arriving in Kathmandu airport. 
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and she/he will be displaying, signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Day Tour - Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa 
After Breakfast, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Pashupatinath Temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then drive to Boudhanath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. After lunch, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, this is said to be 2000 years old. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Flight to Lhasa (3600m) ,Tibet & Acclimation. 
Taking the morning flight to Lhasa. Kathmandu - Lhasa air journey covers rugged terrain that once took trade caravans months to cross. The views are spectacular, and on a clear day, as many as eight of the world's 14 highest peaks - including Everest - lies before you. At the Lhasa airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Lhasa for a relaxing adjustment to the altitude! Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street 
In the morning, visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of its myriad chapel. You will appreciate its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, visit the holiest temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. Note: the sequence of sightseeing might be changed basing on the reservation of Potala Palace.

Day 5: Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. 
Visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and Sera Monastery. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once the home to 10000 monks and Ganden Podrang in Drepung is famous as it was the government centre and later moved to the famous Potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Camping service.

Day 6: Short ride out of Lhasa (85 km).
The first riding day is very short and easy. Your journey towards Everest starts with the Friendship Highway as it heads out across the plateau. The road is in good condition and quite flat. Leave Lhasa and cycle along the beautiful Tsangpo River to the foot of the Kamba La Pass (3700 m) Camping service.

Day 7: Ride to Yamdrok Tso via Kamba La Pass (4900) (55 km). 
You will overcome the first mountain pass of this trip. A strong uphill climbing along a tar road of several switchbacks, we will reach a summit lavishly adorned with prayer flags (4794m). After descending we continue to go along Lake Yamdrok Tso, at the far side of which set up camp (4490m). The dazzlingly turquoise green Yamdrok-Tso Lake is one of the three great holy lakes in Tibet. Camping service.

Day 8: Yamdrok Tso to Karo La Pass Base (4600m)(54 km) 
Leave the beautiful lake behind, we will cycle along the Friendship highway which soon becomes a gravel roadway. Through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo La Pass (4750m), your tented village will be prepared for the night. Camping service.

Day 9: Karo La Pass to Gyantse (3800m) (86 km).
Today is a significant day on the tour. Get up early to climb the high Karo La Pass (5010m). You can see glaciers stretching down to 6000m and beautiful lakes. You are rewarded with a night in a top hotel in the city of Gyantse (3980m). Guest-house accommodation.

Day 10: Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m)(94 km). 
Visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century and the Kumbum, a large gold-domed stupa with several small chapels, contains an impressive collection of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Then head out on the highway towards Shigatse. Although today is a long cycling day, the highway is tarred and flat. In the afternoon, arrive in Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse (3860m). Enjoy a shower in your hotel.

Day 11: Gyachung Monastery (4000m)(75 km). 
Early to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is an abiding place for the successive Panchen Lamas. Then leave Shigatse and ride over two small passes and several small Tibetan villages, we will pass the isolated Gyachung Monastery and camp. Camping service.

Day 12: Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse (4040m) (95 km). 
Keep riding along the highway. The route leads you through picturesque valleys before the long route which leads Tso-La (4520m). After lunch, heading towards Lhatse, pass the hot springs and camp will be 10km outside of town. Camping service.

Day 13: Lhatse - She gar (3900m)(75 km). 
Ride over 5220m Gyatso-La with stunning view. You will be rewarded with first view of Mount Everest on a clear day. After a 40 km ride through flat prairie towns, you will arrive in the town of Pelbar, often referred to as Shegar. Shegar is a popular stopover for anyone heading to the Everest region. Today will be a long and gruelling ride through the canyon.

Day 14: Pang Pass (4700m)(67 km).
Today's riding is a little tough as the road condition is not as good as that of the past days. You will divert off the flat highway just outside of Shegar, then head towards the world's highest peak, Everest. After passing through the border control point, you will face 20km's of uphill switchbacks (42 hairpin bends in total) before reaching the summit of the Pang Pass (5150m). Your reward will be some of the most magnificent views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Enjoy lunch as you gaze over Makalu (8463m), Shishapangma (8012m), Cho Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8850m) and several other breathtaking peaks. Then a 20-kilometer downhill follows to the Rongbuk Valley (4200m), where we camp.

Day 15: Rongbuk Monastery (5050m) (35 km). 
You should be at maximum fitness and excited about the approach of your highest destination, Everest Base Camp. A bumpy road winds up through the Rongbuk valley until the majestic Mount Everest appears before you. Camp beside the monastery with the unforgettable sight of the world's highest peak in front of you. We will stay here for two days. On your second day, you can either read a book or get even closer to Everest by taking a walk, cycling or on a donkey and jeep ride to Everest base camp, which is 8km from the campsite. Camping service. Stay overnight in Rongbuk Monastery (Dormbed/Tents).

Day 16: Explore Everest Base Camp (5250m). 
Acclimation, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, and also the main peak of Himalayas. The summit is situated on the border between China and Nepal, and its south side belongs to Nepal.

Day 17: Rongbuk - Tingri (4100m)(86 km). 
Leave Rongbuk, head back down the bumpy road and then take a shortcut into the mountains. Another bumpy trail takes us over a canyon and down into Tingri (4340m). Guest House.

Day 18: Lalung Pass (4800m)(77 km). 
Today begins 50km flat ride before lunch. Then we tackle the gradual incline of the Lalung Pass (4990m). From here, you will feel like you are as high as the peaks around you, including Shishapangma (8012m). We set up camp between two Pass.

Day 19: Cross Thang Pass to Gyirong (2800m) (117 km). 
Today, we tackle our last uphill, as we cycle up the incredible Thang Pass to 5050m. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan chain as you freewheel the most incredible nonstop downhill. From the town of Nyalam, you will notice that the scenery starts to turn green again. Cycle down past countless waterfalls and pine trees line roads, with waterfalls practically crashing over you, to the border town of Gyirong (2300m). This will be our last day in Tibet.

Day 20: Gyirong - Trisuli (1200m) (115km). 
From Gyirong, we have to complete custome formalities to enter in to Nepal. Once you cross the border, the downhill continues for the next 20 km along some very bumpy and rocky roads to Sybrubense Suddenly it is tropical and green land again as you cycle alongside rice paddies. After reaching the town of Dhunche, you must climb up and down to the town Trisuli (1600m).

Day 21: Trisuli to Kathmandu (1300m) (60km). 
The last day will take you from Trisuli to Kathmandu. You will cycle from Galchi or Kakani freewheel down through Kathmandu, where you can stop and see some of the famous temples if you wish, before riding into bustling Kathmandu.

Day 22: Depart from Kathmandu. 
After a long exciting trip, Drop off to airport to connect flight to home.

Trip Cost on Group Size Basis
2-3 Pax Group - USD 4295 Per Person
4-7 Pax Group - USD 3480 Per Person
8-12 Pax Group - USD 2995 Per Person

Note: Additional Visa Fee $85 per person other than US/ Canadian / Argentinian Citizen & Flight Fare from Kathmandu to Lhasa ($400-$800)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Hotels with breakfast & sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lhasa and airport tax
  • Guided ride by local expert Mt. Bike guide
  • Hard Tail Mountain Bike 
  • Supportive vehicle throughout the trip (Land cruiser or luxury van)
  • Accommodation in Yak Hotel or similar in Lhasa, best available in Gyantse and Shigatse, Kyirong including breakfast
  • Lunch & dinner during Hotel stay in Tibet 
  • Camping at all other places supported by a cooking team & camping staff
  • Supportive truck for luggage & food supplies 
  • Guided sightseeing tours with all entry fees
  • All necessary Camping equipment 
  • All necessary Tibet permit
  • Grassland and PSB permit
  • Airport transfers and Gamow bag (altitude chamber)
  • Breakfast only during hotel stay
  • All monastery entrance fees
  • Border clearance fees
  • Agency Service Charge an Applicable Taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional cost mentioned above 
  • Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due to any natural calamity or any unforeseen events
  • Access Baggage Charge
  • Dual Suspension Bike

# Option 02 
Lhasa - Kyirong - Kathmandu Mountain Bike Tour (Without EBC), 18 Days 

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel after arriving in Kathmandu airport. 
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and she/he will be displaying, signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Day Tour - Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa 
After Breakfast, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Pashupatinath Temple which is situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City and is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then drive to Boudhanath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. After lunch, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, this is said to be 2000 years old. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Flight to Lhasa (3600m) ,Tibet & Acclimation. 
Taking the morning flight to Lhasa. Kathmandu - Lhasa air journey covers rugged terrain that once took trade caravans months to cross. The views are spectacular, and on a clear day, as many as eight of the world's 14 highest peaks - including Everest - lies before you. At the Lhasa airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Lhasa for a relaxing adjustment to the altitude! Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street 
In the morning, visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of its myriad chapel. You will appreciate its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, visit the holiest temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, built during Songtsen Gonpo's reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora. Note: the sequence of sightseeing might be changed basing on the reservation of Potala Palace.

Day 5: Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. 
Visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and Sera Monastery. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It was once the home to 10000 monks and Ganden Podrang in Drepung is famous as it was the government centre and later moved to the famous Potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After having lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. Camping service.

Day 6: Ride to Yamdrok Tso via Kamba La Pass (4900) (55 km). 
You will overcome the first mountain pass of this trip. A strong uphill climbing along a tar road of several switchbacks, we will reach a summit lavishly adorned with prayer flags (4794m). After descending we continue to go along Lake Yamdrok Tso, at the far side of which set up camp (4490m). The dazzlingly turquoise green Yamdrok-Tso Lake is one of the three great holy lakes in Tibet. Camping service.

Day 7: Yamdrok Tso to Karo La Pass Base (4600m)(54 km) 
Leave the beautiful lake behind, we will cycle along the Friendship highway which soon becomes a gravel roadway. Through a ravine and up to the foot of the Karo La Pass (4750m), your tented village will be prepared for the night. Camping service.

Day 8: Karo La Pass to Gyantse (3800m) (86 km).
Today is a significant day on the tour. Get up early to climb the high Karo La Pass (5010m). You can see glaciers stretching down to 6000m and beautiful lakes. You are rewarded with a night in a top hotel in the city of Gyantse (3980m). Guest-house accommodation.

Day 9: Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m)(94 km). 
Visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century and the Kumbum, a large gold-domed stupa with several small chapels, contains an impressive collection of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Then head out on the highway towards Shigatse. Although today is a long cycling day, the highway is tarred and flat. In the afternoon, arrive in Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse (3860m). Enjoy a shower in your hotel.

Day 10: Gyachung Monastery (4000m)(75 km). 
Early to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is an abiding place for the successive Panchen Lamas. Then leave Shigatse and ride over two small passes and several small Tibetan villages, we will pass the isolated Gyachung Monastery and camp. Camping service.

Day 11: Gyachung Monastery to Lhatse (4040m) (95 km). 
Keep riding along the highway. The route leads you through picturesque valleys before the long route which leads Tso-La (4520m). After lunch, heading towards Lhatse, pass the hot springs and camp will be 10km outside of town. Camping service.

Day 12: Lhatse - She gar (3900m)(75 km). 
Ride over 5220m Gyatso-La with stunning view. You will be rewarded with first view of Mount Everest on a clear day. After a 40 km ride through flat prairie towns, you will arrive in the town of Pelbar, often referred to as Shegar. Shegar is a popular stopover for anyone heading to the Everest region. Today will be a long and gruelling ride through the canyon.

Day 13: Shegar - Tingri (4100m)(86 km). 
Leave Shegar, head back down the bumpy road and then take a shortcut into the mountains. Another bumpy trail takes us over a canyon and down into Tingri (4340m). Guest House.

Day 14: Lalung Pass (4800m)(77 km). 
Today begins 50km flat ride before lunch. Then we tackle the gradual incline of the Lalung Pass (4990m). From here, you will feel like you are as high as the peaks around you, including Shishapangma (8012m). We set up camp between two Pass.

Day 15: Cross Thang Pass to Gyirong (2800m) (117 km). 
Today, we tackle our last uphill, as we cycle up the incredible Thang Pass to 5050m. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan chain as you freewheel the most incredible nonstop downhill. From the town of Nyalam, you will notice that the scenery starts to turn green again. Cycle down past countless waterfalls and pine trees line roads, with waterfalls practically crashing over you, to the border town of Gyirong (2300m). This will be our last day in Tibet.

Day 16: Gyirong - Trisuli (1200m) (115km). 
From Gyirong, we have to complete custome formalities to enter in to Nepal. Once you cross the border, the downhill continues for the next 20 km along some very bumpy and rocky roads to Sybrubense Suddenly it is tropical and green land again as you cycle alongside rice paddies. After reaching the town of Dhunche, you must climb up and down to the town Trisuli (1600m).

Day 17: Trisuli to Kathmandu (1300m) (60km). 
The last day will take you from Trisuli to Kathmandu. You will cycle from Galchi or Kakani freewheel down through Kathmandu, where you can stop and see some of the famous temples if you wish, before riding into bustling Kathmandu.

Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu. 
After a long exciting trip, Drop off to airport to connect flight to home.

Trip Cost on Group Size Basis
2-3 Pax Group - USD 3685 Per Person
4-7 Pax Group - USD 3170 Per Person
8-12 Pax Group - USD 2625 Per Person

Note: Additional Visa Fee $85 per person other than US/ Canadian / Argentinian Citizen & Flight Fare from Kathmandu to Lhasa ($400-$800)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Hotels with breakfast & sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lhasa and airport tax
  • Guided ride by local expert Mt. Bike guide
  • Hard Tail Mountain Bike 
  • Supportive vehicle throughout the trip (Land cruiser or luxury van)
  • Accommodation in Yak Hotel or similar in Lhasa, best available in Gyantse and Shigatse, Kyirong including breakfast
  • Lunch & dinner during Hotel stay in Tibet 
  • Camping at all other places supported by a cooking team & camping staff
  • Supportive truck for luggage & food supplies 
  • Guided sightseeing tours with all entry fees
  • All necessary Camping equipment 
  • All necessary Tibet permit
  • Grassland and PSB permit
  • Airport transfers and Gamow bag (altitude chamber)
  • Breakfast only during hotel stay
  • All monastery entrance fees
  • Border clearance fees
  • Agency Service Charge an Applicable Taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional cost mentioned above 
  • Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due to any natural calamity or any unforeseen events
  • Access Baggage Charge
  • Dual Suspension Bike

N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For  more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.


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