Cycle Expedition: Lhasa to Kathmandu
22 days Graded Strenuous
A fully supported expedition in Tibet and Nepal: You will be riding from the ancient capital of Lhasa across Tibet via the base of Mount Everest and then on into the Nepal and the Kathmandu valley on the second-longest downhill (two and a half days) in the world. This trip, with accommodations in local teahouses and camping, offers those bikers with an adventurous spirit to live up close with the mysterious nomadic people of Tibet and experience this vast and unique landscape on a more personal level.
The expedition also allows time for exploring many of Tibet’s most fascinating cities and monasteries and gives the rider the opportunity to ride the best and most scenic portions of the friendship highway that links these two ancient Himalayan Kingdoms. Support vehicles carry all equipment (and riders who may need a rest on the climbs!).
An experienced Nepali mountain bike guide, fluent in English and Tibetan, will ride with you, look after you and your equipment, help you with all-important altitude, acclimatisation and other health matters, and deal with Chinese officials and support crew. Your trip starts and finishes in Kathmandu, where the guide will take care of all your last-minute needs, endorse your Chinese visas, and ensure that this will be a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On a number of the cycling days there are several options for over night camping locations. Depending on the progress of the group and camping conveniences the campsites may vary a little. This will be decided by the Trip Leader during the trip. Remember this is a strenuous cycle ride during which you will have a sustained period at high altitude. There are 5 mountain passes over 5000metres, so you should be fit and able to tackle this Himalayan epic adventure. For those taking the challenge it should be one of the most memorable journeys of your life.
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The Vital Statistics
- 22 days ex Kathmandu
- International Flight Kathmandu – Lhasa
- 10 nights city hotel / Guesthouse
- 11 nights fully catered tented camp
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Tibet
- Cycle Leader and Techinical Support