Tibet Motorbike Tour

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Duration: 15 Days Days

Highest access: 0m

Grade: Moderate

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RIDE THE ROYAL EN-FIELD MOTORBIKE ON THE ROOF OF THE World , We have been organized bike tour since Long time. Through the gateway of Kodari border riding to Nylam, Shigatse, Lhasa than unchanged route back to Kathmandu.

It offers all the bikers privilege to come across first Motorbike tour in the Himalaya. It pursue the most breathtaking and demanding parts of the roads designed to expertise with an ultimate exploit two wheel ride on 500cc Royal En field Bike. Motorbike tour in the roof of the world allows riders to get fervor for freedom and express their own attitude, enjoying completely different cultures Hinduism, Buddhism and Lamaism.

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,310m, Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member than direct transferred to Hotel on Bed & breakfast basis. The evening will meeting with staff same time briefing and collection of passports for Tibet Permit & Visa final application process for your tour.
Day 02
Necessary visa and other arrangements in Kathmandu, Final process all documents with time free for Sightseeing tour of 'Kathmandu City' once called 'Kantipur' or 'City of Glory' visiting Kasthamandap, Temple of the living Goddess called 'Kumari', Hanuman Dhoka, Kal Bhairab-God of Terror, Taleju Temple
Day 03
Ride to Kodari from Kathmandu (6 hr.) after immigration formalities in Zhangmu-2300m, continue drive to Nyalam - (180 km); 3,500m. Overnight at guest house with breakfast  
Day 04
Ride to Tingri (approx 160 km) 4,000m.Morning: after breakfast we will start easy ride up, there is the main checkpost to enter further up at Nyalam. We will be visiting Milarepa's cave enroute. One can ride to Lhatze (300 km) this day but we are treating this trip as a pleasant journey, spending the night in Tingri makes you more comfortable having the great views of the Himalayas in the South including Mt. Everest! Overnight at Guesthouse/hotel with breakfast. 
Day 05
Ride to Lhatse (approx 150 km); 3,900m. The riding is pleasant, you will be passing a 5220 meters pass called "Gyatso La" today and continueing riding down to the fertile valley of Lhatze for tonight stay at a local guesthouse/hotel with breakfast.  
Day 06
Ride to Xigatse or Shigatse (approx 150 km) 4,000m a typical day riding between the villages to Xigaze or Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. The ride today is across Yulung La (4950 metres), over fairly unpaved roads in the plateau area. After reaching Shigatse, we will transfer you in a better hotel and relax. If interested, you can visit the "Tashilhumpo Monastery", a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls. Overnight at Guesthouse/hotel with breakfast 
Day 07
Ride to Gyantse (90 Km); 4000m. Your drive on to Gyantse takes us through intensely agricultural, cultivated areas. Much of the gravel road is lined with poplar trees, which are a distinctly Tibetan feature. The drive on this day is just 90 km but, if interested, you can drive to the small, picturesque village of Kardoi from Gyantse (120 km round trip). This excursion will also take you to an old castle, Kumbum and Palcho Chode monastery. The hotel in Gyantse has good facilities, like the one in Shigatse hotel with breakfast. 
Day 08
Ride to Lhasa (280 km) via the Yamdrok Tso. You will drive mostly on a paved road, though there is an off-road route from Gyantse to the turquoise Lake "Yamdrok Tso". You will be crossing the high pass of "Karo La" at 5,050m then continue your drive to Lhasa. On arriving you may feel as though we have left Tibet and entered China, for the Chinese influence - signs, people on the street, development - is ever more pervasive. And upon reaching Lhasa itself, you will see the suffocation of the old Tibet by the new layers of Chinese infrastructure, covering nearly 100% of the city. Lhasa is a sprawling, modern Chinese city with polluted air and horn-honking traffic congestion but we will stay there for two full days to acclimatise and take in the awe-inspiring Potala and other parts of thisr World heritage site Elevation - 3650 metres. Overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Day 09
Sightseeing tours in and around Lhasa. One full days sightseeing tour to LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR, BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE DREPUNG & SERA MONASTERIES. Overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Day 10
Ride to Shigatse (250 Km). Your riding today will be on paved road. After having breakfast we'll follow the riverbed of the Kyi Chu River, this is the same way back until road adjacent to a bridge at the Brahmaputra valley. Then we take the straight highway riding on the riverbed of the "Yarlung Tsangpo" to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Day 11
Ride to Shegar (250 km) 4400mAfter a good breakfast, we start riding from Shigatse to Lhatse then ascent to the Gyatso La-5220m, finally descend into Shegar and stay in a Everest hotel (luxurious accommodation after Shigatse) with breakfast.
Day 12
Ride to Rongbuk - Everest Base camp (approx. 130 Km) leisurely departure this morning to nearby turnoff into the Qomolangma Nature Preserve and up to Pang-La Pass with commanding views south towards Mount Everest. Rough & dusty dirt road riding the entire way (130kms) to our guest house accommodations next to Rongbuk Monastery. Depending on weather, morning or afternoon transfer to the Everest Base Camp for a quick look around. Rest of afternoon free to explore the monastery take photographs, and gaze at Everest! Overnight at Guesthouse/hotel with breakfast.
Day 13
Ride to Everest Base Camp (Rongbuk) Tingri (4,250m) / Nyalam 288 Km. Enjoy the early morning views of Mt. Everest and after breakfast, set out on a long days ride. Set out retracing the route from Everest Base camp for about 40 kilometers to arrive at Tashi Dzom. From here continue a bit further to arrive at a marker showing the direction to Tingri. Leave the main trail and set off for Tingri through small scattered ethnic villages and farm lands which take about 3 hours. From Tingri we drive on the highest plateau of the world with typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. Cross the Lalung La (5,200m) and Thong La (5050 m) from where, weather permitting, here is a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m) but is dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. Descend down for about an hour to arrive at a familiar setting - the Milerapa Cave, where Milerapa is said to have meditated but we continue further to Nyalam (25 minutes,) for overnight at Guesthouse/hotel with breakfast.
Day 14
Ride to Nyalam / Zhangmu / Kathmnandu. After breakfast, drive to Zhangmu (30 kilometers) 1 hour drive). Complete the Chinese Immigration and border formalities. The permits and Motorcycles are checked once again and then we drive down 8 kilometers to Kodari and the Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. Here the porters will transfer the luggage to the Nepal side and we bid farewell to our Guide and drivers from Tibet. Cross the Friendship Bridge, complete Nepal Customs and Immigration and drive 128 Km/s. (4 hours) to Kathmandu. Check the Motorcycles at the Workshop and then transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel with breakfast .Afternoon free for some last minute shopping, the evening will faire well dinner together with typical Nepali culture
Day 15
Breakfast- Departure Transfers to Kathmandu International Airport for onward Destination flights

NOTE: Participant's must Arrive in Kathmandu at Least 2 Days Before tour start Dates.

Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee US$ 175 for American National
Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee US$ 85 for Other Nationals

Extra: Lhasa/Kathmandu one-way airfare US$ 440.00 Per Person

Cost Includes:

* Arrival and Departure transfer to and from Kathmandu Airport
* 3 nights’ Hotel in Ktm and 11 nights Guesthouse/ hotels accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing with breakfast
* 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle and one mechanic
* Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Kathmandu transfer for luggage
* All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for both Motor bikes and members
* Everest Conservation fee for members, bikes, Crews and vehicle
* Engine oil and fuel (petrol) as required for the motor biking tours
* Bike rental cost and Spare parts of the bikes
* Tibet Alien as well as TTB Permits.
* All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
* All special necessary permits for Motor bikes* Motor bike custom entry fee at China custom
* Temporary Motor Bike license and driving license
* One Local Tibetan English speaking guide
* Transportation by one 4500cc Toyota Land cruiser
* Oxygen incase needed

Cost Excludes:

* Air ticket and Air tax if needed
* Lunch and dinner in Nepal and Tibet (Approx 10-15 USD per meal)
* Tibet/China Visa fee
* Personal biking clothing including Helmets and Fuel cost
* Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders
* Nepal visa fee of $ 40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border (Need two passport size photos).
* Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses and Medical treatments
* Costs associated with cancellations, delays & porters due to roadwork.
* Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is unforced situation, politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by Chinese Embassy.
* Personal nature expenses such as tips, alcoholic beverages, and Sleeping bags