Tibet & Nepal
Tibetan Buddhism
Lhasa's Potala Palace
The Himalaya

Cycle Tibet & Nepal

Cycle Across the Roof of the World

Trip Details Cycling Dates
2011 Price:  4590 USD
Duration: 28 days
Start Point: Kuming
End Point: Kathmandu
From Lhasa to Kathmandu
Cycling Days: 19
Distance: 1140 km
Grade: Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
Quick Itinerary Highlights
Day Activity Location

Mountains – monasteries – temples – Mt Everest – Yaks – butter tea – mountain biking – lakes – camping by rivers – star gazing – Potala Palace – pilgrims – Kathmandu – monks

This trip is not for the faint of heart! You will be cycling across one of the most romantic regions in the world, the Tibetan Plateau, which has the highest average elevation on the planet. From the Buddhist monasteries of Lhasa to the bustling markets of Kathmandu, this trip will take you over several passes in the vicinity of 5000 meters– a truly inspiring odyssey of over 1000 kilometres by bicycle - and one that has the majestic Himalayas as a backdrop all the way!  Add to that an ascent to Everest base camp, as well as the biggest descent in the world into Nepal, and you have the adventure of a lifetime. It doesn't get better than this!

For Trip Notes click here

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Arrival Day
Fly to Lhasa
Visit Jokhang, Sera
Free morning, visit Braille without Borders
Visit Drepang- cycle, free afternoon
Day Ride to Ganden cycling distance
Cycle to Gyantse cycling distance 250km
Visit Kumbum. Free afternoon
Cycle to Shigatse cycling distance 90km
Visit Tashilumpo. Free afternoon
Cycle to Shigar cycling distance 250km
Cycle to Rombuk cycling distance 160km
Visit Everest Base Camp
Cycle to Old Tingri cycling distance 60km
Cycle to Zhangmu cycling distance 200km
Cross border to Sun Kosi 22k
Rest Day in Sun Kosi Valley
Cycle cycling distance 70km
Cycle to Kathmandu cycling distance 38km
Departure Day
Kuming
Lhasa
Lhasa
Lhasa
Lhasa
Lhasa
Camp
Gyantse
Shigatse
Shigatse
Camp
Camp
Rombuk
Old Tingri
Zhangmu
Sun Kosi Sun Kosi
Dhulikhel
Kathmandu

Testimonials

"The trip was very physically challenging, but it was the experience of a lifetime. We loved it."

– Scott Goldsmith, Oct 2007

"As an experience and accomplishment it was fantastic."

– Monique Deeben, Oct 2007

"Good mix of cycling, culture, food... Cycling guide was great."

– Yvonne Armstrong, Oct 2007

"Thanks for making it possible and a dream come true."

– Diane Gowing, Oct 2007