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Trip Overview of Bicycle Tour in Tibet
Bicycle Tour in Tibet is a wonderful travel itinerary in the lands of Tibet which is an autonomous province of the neighboring China. Tibet is popular in the world amongst the travelers and the tourists for its natural beauty and also for the several historical monasteries present in the autonomous state. Many international tourists visit Tibet for travelling and trekking purpose every year and its popularity has been on the rise year after year. Tibet is also known for its religious significance as it is a holy destination for the Buddhist people. Tibet is the home of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. The palace of Potala more commonly known as Potala Palace is one of the iconic destinations for all the travelers who visit the state for multiple purposes. The rich architecture and the location of Potala has been quite famous amongst the tourists.
Tibet bicycle tour starts from the Capital city of Kathmandu when you take a flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Over the course of next two weeks, you will be travelling around the city of Tibet in bicycle and enjoy the mild adventure on offer in the iconic city. You will reach all the major places in bicycle and your idea of adventure will have a new meaning after you complete the Bicycle tour in Tibet.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the hotel safely. After reaching the hotel, you will be briefed in short about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the second day of your itinerary, you will be busy sightseeing around different places of Kathmandu like Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, three different Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, among other sites. Most of the places you visit on the second day are enlisted in the UNESCO’s list of world heritages which carry historical and religious significance. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the 3rd day of the itinerary, you will be flying to Lhasa, the capital city of the autonomous province of Tibet, from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Lhasa, you will visit different places including the monasteries in Lhasa. Among the different monasteries, Sera Monastery is the most popular and the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. After taking the lunch at the hotel, you will then walk around Lhasa exploring the beauty of the place. Overnight stay at a hotel.
On the 4th day, you will acclimatize and rest while also explore the remaining places of Lhasa which you did not finish on the 3rd day. So, you have one more day to explore more about Lhasa before you move on with your bicycle tour in Tibet. There are lots of things for the tourists to do while in Lhasa and hence couple of days in Lhasa might actually not be enough to explore about Lhasa. Overnight stay at a guest house.
On the fifth day, you will be involved in more sightseeing tour in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, before you set yourself on the bicycle tour. On this day, you will also visit the iconic Potala Palace which is the center of attraction for many tourists. The grandeur of the palace will attract you like nothing else. After visiting the palace, you will return to the hotel in Lhasa.
The sixth day is the beginning of the bicycle tour in Tibet. You will start the tour from Lhasa and head on to the Kamba La Pass which is located at around 3600 meters of altitude. You will cover around 80 kilometers on the day, bicycling from Lhasa to Kamba La Pass.
The next day, we will be crossing the Kamba La Pass which is located at around 4800 meters in bicycle. Crossing the Pass will be an adventurous memory which will be embedded in your mind for a long time.
We will move further to Karo La Pass after crossing the Kamba La Pass (5032m). Karo La Pass is another important and beautiful pass in Tibet and you will great time in visiting the pass in Tibet.
On the ninth day, you will be crossing the Karo La Pass and then bicycle down to Gyangtse which is located at around 4000 meters. You will be cycling down more than 1000 meters on the day. Gyangtse is popular for the several monasteries present in the region which draw the attention of thousands of tourists.
The next day, we will be visiting the the Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating back to the 14th century which allows amazing views of both Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed Stupa and its many small chapels house an inspiring collection of Tibetan Buddhist wall painting. We will then continue to Shigatse (3850m) where you will take your lunch. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet.
On the eleventh day, we will be sightseeing around the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. It is an important and popular monastery in Tibet and you will have some great time visiting the monastery and learning about the historical significance of the Gompa.
The next day, you will return to the city of Lhasa from Rongbuk Monastery. It will be a short bicycle ride and after some hours of cycling, you will be back to the hotel in Lhasa where you stayed earlier. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 13th day of the itinerary, you will catch a flight from Lhasa to the Nepali capital after completing the bicycle tour in Tibet. Upon reaching the Nepali capital, you will be transferred back to the hotel where you will spend the rest of the time.
The last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the TIA in Kathmandu from where you will take a flight back to your home country or move towards the next favored destination.
- Everyday, we provide the breakfast
- Accommodation ( three starred category Hotel )
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- All Government Pepar (Visa)
- All local/ Government Taxes√International Flight ticket for one way
What's not included?
- International Airport Tax
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
- Meal ( Lunch and Dinner )