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Adventure of a Life Time, Explore the Himalayan Mountains and Everest Base Camp

This motorcycle tour to Everest Base camp is designed for the motorcyclist with a sprit of adventurer! The roads you travel will vary from easy riding on asphalt highways, reasonable gravel and dirt roads to unscheduled detours that will require long distance and some off-road riding experience. The adventure begins in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The journey will be a high-altitude adventure, including several mountain passes at over 5000 meters! We'll spend time traveling in the shadow of the Himalayas, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride up to the base camp of Everest, where climbers begin their ascent of the world's tallest mountain. Tibet is a land rich in history, and many of the ancient temples, monasteries and palaces will be on our path through this beautiful country. If you are looking for history, adventure, challenge and excitement on two wheels, then this extension tour through Tibet is for you!

Day to Day Itinerary
 Day 1 Flight to Lhasa
Arrive in Chengdu or Kunming to get Tibet permit before travelling to Lhasa. Flight journey to Lhasa, met and taken to your hotel, rest of the afternoon you may rest and get acclimatize high altitude. (D)
Day 2 Lhasa acclimatization Day
We will visit Potala Palace was built in 1645 about 50 years by Dalai Lama Lobsang Gyatso and one of the most beautiful architecture in the world, long 400 meters, wide 350 meters and height 13th floors. Moreover total room is 1,000 rooms. Jokhang Temple that was built for celebration of marriage of Songten Gambo (King of Tibet) with Princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, since before 1,300. Free time around the Barkhor Street. (B,L)
Day 3 Lhasa acclimatization Day
In the morning, we will visit Drepung monastery which was one of the largest Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. We will also visit Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey. The highlight is the Monks debate n the afternoon. (B,L)
Day 4 Lhasa - Gyangtse (258KM, 6 hours)
We meet our bikes and do a short test ride. We leave Lhasa for bikes Yumdrok Lake, the second largest lake in Tibet, we climb up to Gambala mountain and have a great view of Yumdrok lake in the background of 7111 meter Ninkin Kangsar Mountain. We ride onto Nagartse near the first snow-covered foothills of the Himalayas and onward over the 5,100 m Karo La Pass to Gyangtse. We will visit the Gyangtse Dzong, the old fortress of the town. Time allows we also visit the Buddhist Pelkhor Monastery was built in 1427 with a Nepalese influence and is known as the monastery of the ten thousand paintings. We take the final 1.5 hour ride to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. (B,L)
Day 5 Gyangtse - Tingri (360KM, 6 hours)
We will head for Shigatse to get travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch. We will reach Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. (B,L)
Day 6 Dingri - Everest Base Camp -Tingri (235KM)
Ride cross the Pang La we arrive at Rongbuk monastery, from Rongbuk Monastery, we can choose to take park shuttle vehicles or hike to base camp. At the base camp, we can enjoy the view and take breathtaking photos.  In the afternoon, we return to Lhatse.(B,L)
Day 7 Tingri - Shigatse (240 km, 5 hours)
An entire day of motorbike riding gets us back to Shigatse, where we take a break. On the way we enjoy the once more breathtaking scenery of Tibet from our motorbikes. The afternoon is free.(B,L)

Day 8 Shigatse - Namtso Lake (320 km, 6 hours)
This will be a long and rewarding day of riding. The trip is fully rewarded when we arrive at Lake Namtso. We reach the largest salt lake in Tibet in the late afternoon. We spend a night in a tented guesthouse by the shore of the lake. For those energetic ones you may take a stroll around the Tashidor peninsula. (B,L)

Day 9 Namtso Lake to Lhasa (230 km, 6 hours)
We ride back to Lhasa via another road with its fantastic panoramas to Lhasa. We ride on quieter roads through the Lhundhrub valley with its farms and pastures. Upon arrive in Lhasa we check in the hotel and celebrate out adventure with a beer, or maybe two ! (B,L)

Day 10 Lhasa Onwards
Trip ends after breakfast. (B)
--Breakfasts and lunches

--All entry fees

--Chinese driving license

--Tibet Travel Permit

--Motorcycle rental (600cc sport touring bikes)

--Fuel for motorcycle and motorcycle mechanic

--All overnights in hotels, guesthouses and tent with double occupancy

--Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit

--Tour information about safe riding in China

--Tour guide on motorcycle

--Support van for luggage, spare parts and limited seats for passengers



--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

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        Tibet and Mt. Everest
DATES: June 05 - 14, 2018
October 8-17, 2018
TRIP PRICE: 3780USD/rider (5-6persons)
3580USD/person (7-8 persons)
SINGLE ROOM: 600USD/person
GROUP SIZE: 5 - 8 riders
DURATION: 10 days, 6 riding days
TRIP GRADE: Difficult, some gravel roads
ROUTE: Total distance 1317 km, daily rides 135 - 350 km. Mostly on asphalt roads with some gravels, expecting high altitude and strong wind
Hotels and guesthouses
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels and Guesthouses
HIGHLIGHTS: Lhasa,Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery,Barkhor Street,Tibetan culture,Yumdrok Lake,Himalayan mountains,Mt Everest base camp,Namtso Lake
BOOKING DEADLINE: Three months before departure