KAILASH GUIDE BICYCLE TOURS
20 Days Tibet Bike Tour
Tibet offers some of the most extreme and exhilarating mountain biking adventures on the very roof of the world, encompassed by snow-capped ranges.
This particular Tibet biking adventure offers spiritual and cultural experiences: visits to most of the active historical monasteries and to bustling local streets. The journey gradually turns to the west and passes through diverse landscapes of a young Himalayan region which shows its past as a giant sea, millions of years ago.
Spend a night at the foot of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and get a chance to see its famous golden peak at sunset. Continue biking over the last couple of passes and head into subtropical Nepal through the Mustang Gorge.
1day Fly to Lhasa Hotel
2day Visit Potala andJokhang temple, overnight: Hotel
3day Visit Dripung and Sera monastery, overnight: Hotel
4day Ride to Qushu bridge 7hrs , overnight: Camping
5day Ride to Nagatse through Yamdrok lake,8hrs, overnight: Camping
6day Ride to Ralong through KaroLa pass, 8hrs, overnight: Camping
7day Ride to Gyantse and explore the monastery 5hrs, overnight: Hotel
8day Ride to Shigatse 7hrs, overnight: Hotel
9day Explore Tashilungpo monastery and rest day at Shigatse
10day Ride to Tsola pass 8hrs, overnight: Camping
11day Ride to Gyaltso la pass 9hrs, overnight: Camping
12day Ride to Shegar through Gyaltso la pass, overnight: 7hrs Camping
13day Ride to pasum through Pangla pass 8hrs, overnight: Camping
14day Ride to Rongbuk 7hrs, overnight: Camping
15day Explore EBC and back to Rongbuk, overnight: Camping
16day Ride to Old tingri 9hrs, overnight: Camping
17day Ride to before the Lalong la pass 8hrs, overnight: Camping
18day Ride to Nyalam 9hrs, overnight: camping
19day Ride to Zhangmu and cross border
15Days Tibet Cultural Bike Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa and Aclimatization
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to your hotel in Lhasa. From airport to Lhasa city, it only takes half an hour of driving along the Lhasa-airport highway. Driving along the Brahmaputra river, you will not only get amazed by the spectacular plateau scenery. If you take train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. overnight in Lhasa.
Lhasa Tour -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection is the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. overnight in Lhasa.
Lhasa Tour – Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.Afternoon, Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Most attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. overnight in Lhasa.
Bike to Ganden Monastery (53km)
Ride about 53 kilometers eastwards to visit the Ganden Monastery, which ranks the first among the six largest monasteries of Gelugpa. If you are not tired, you can walk the circuit round the monastery. Walking the kora takes about one and a half or two hours, and on a clear day there are stunning views of the peak of Nyenchen Thangla and the Kyi-chu valley below.
Stay overnight at Ganden Monastery.
Ride back to Lhasa
Cycle back to Lhasa. The rest time of the day is for you to have a good rest, preparing the next destination – Namtso Lake.overnight in Lhasa.
Bike to Namtso (240km)
Cycling northwards to Namtso, tourists can enjoy Nyenchen Thanglhashortly after you leave Lhasa.
In summer (May to August), the sheepherders and their family move to grassland and set up their tents. You could see green grassland, groups of sheep and yaks, nomad tents beside the road. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly lake which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake.
To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic. The night sky is so clean that you could see all the stars twinkling in the sky, so close to you as if you could stretch you hands to pick the stars. Situated at about 5000m high, Namtso lake is actually the lake in the sky, lying on the highest plateau in the world. overnight at Lake Shore.
Bike from Namtso to Yangpachen (123km)
While enjoying the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Bike over the Lagangla pass to Yangpachen and stay overnight at Yangbachen. Yangbachen is famous for its geothermal power station and there is a hot spring nearby where tourists can have hot bath and refresh themselves .overnight at Yangbachen.
Bike from Yangpachen to Lhasa (75km)
Today ride back to Lhasa from Yangpachen. You could see green grassland, groups of sheep and yaks, nomad tents by the road. The road condition is the same as the day before.overnight in Lhasa .
Bike to Samye
Then bike towards the Samye located around 200km far away from Lhasa and it is one of the most popular Holy places where the tradition of the Tibetan people and Kings emerges. Also you can visit some of very ancient monasteries and palace.
Bike to Tsedang, Visit Trundruk and Yumbulagang
Bike to Tsetang along the amazing Brahmaputra river, then to visit Trundruk Monastery and Yumbulagang Palace. Trundruk is one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries in Tibetan history. Yumbulagang was built for the first Tibetan King, Nyatri Tsanpo, in the 2nd Century BC and became the Tibetan Kings’ palace since then.
Bike to Lhasa from Tsedang
The following two days, you will bike back to Lhasa from Tsedang. The road condition is quite good. After arriving in Lhasa, take a good rest at your Hotel.overnight in Lhasa.
Depart from Lhasa