Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )

Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )

“Travel makes one modest; you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert

Experience the ultimate BMW GS adventure in the Himalayas. An opportunity to ride the Himalayan range as well as explore cities renowned for their culture and the mystical charm they exude; join us on this rare adventure as we ride from the ancient city of Kathmandu to Tibet. We explore the vast landscape anchoring these two cities, as we ride through one of the most remote roads in the world with the mighty Himalayas by our side. The highlights of this tour are many but to name a few, we will visit many World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, explore age old monasteries in Tibet, ride the highest plateau in the world, make a stop at the Everest Base Camp and marvel at the sight of Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848 Meters. Gear up for an epic journey to celebrate two ancient cultures and spectacular Himalayan landscapes unlike anywhere in the world.

Book Package

Day 1

Arrival

Day 2

Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Day 3

Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Day 4

Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Day 5

Kathmandu- Syabrubesi

Day 6

Syabrubesi-Kyirong

Day 7

Kyorung-Saga

Day 8

Saga-Shakya

Day 9

Shakya-Gyantse

Day 10

Gyantse-Lhasa

Day 11

Lhasa

Day 12

Lhasa-Lhatse

Day 13

Lhatse-Rongbyuk

Day 14

EBC Rongbyuk-Tingri

Day 15

Tingri-Kyirong

Day 16

Kyirong-Kathmandu

Day 17

Departure

Weather

We will be taking this tour in autumn. During this season the average temperature ranges from 15C to 25C, with blue skies and clear weather. The nights, however, can be very cold and temperatures can drop below 0 degree Celsius.

Communication

The hotels in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Kathmandu have international IDD phone and fax services. These days, mobile phones work fine up to the Everest Base Camp. You can also have a roaming facility added to your mobile phone. If you buy a Chinese SIM card at the border, you could stay in touch with your family and friends most of the time. Please ask us for the latest facilities and schemes on Chinese mobile phones.

Meals

 Meals are based on Breakfast Basis. 

Crew and Guide

1 Road Captain/Chief Technician and 1 mechanic. An experienced English speaking Tibetan guide will guide you to the sightseeing places in the Tibetan cities.

Accomodation

• In Kathmandu, at Yak & Yeti (5 star) (www.yakandyeti.com) or similar standard hotel.
• In Lhasa, at Brahmaputra Grand Hotel (5 star) or similar standard hotel.
• In Gyantse at GyantseHotel (3 star) or similar standard hotel.
• In Shigatse at MansaroverHotel(3 star)or similar standard hotel.
• In Shegar at Qomalungma Resort or similar standard hotel.
• In Zhangmu at Cai Yuan Hotel (3 Star) or similar standard hotel.

Please note in Tibet, places other then Lhasa do not have any 5 star establishments. We assure you that you will be accommodated at the best available luxury establishments. Except in Shegar, most luxury hotels in Tibet have free Internet facilities.

Trip Extensions

We provide custom tailored packages. Also review our Explore Nepal Series.

Itinerary Changes

One should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour completion should always coincide with the original itinerary.

Price Excludes

• International flight & any airport tax.
• Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet.
• Tips for guide and drivers etc.
• Client's Insurance and Medical Expenses.
• Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes.
• Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned above.
• Any extra nights at hotel due to any reason.
• Supplement charges for alternate hotels or upgrading hotel

Service Includes

• All arrival and departure transfer to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking repre-sentative.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis throughout the length of package.
• Sightseeing tour accompanied by an English speaking guide.
• Use of BMW GS 800/700 bike for the entire trip.
• Cost of fuel for the bikes.
• Services of a support of a Road captain and mechanic as well as support of 4WD vehicle to carry support staff, spare parts and clients personal baggage from Kathmandu / Kyirong (Pre – Trip) and Kyirong / Kathmandu (Post Trip).
• Poterages at the Kyirong (Tibet border) to transfer the equipment and spare parts from Nepal side to Tibet side and vice versa pre and post Tibet Tour.
• Visa Fee for Tibet
• Documentation for Tibet travel permit and a special permit for Everest Base Camp.
• Services of a knowledgeable Tibetan Guide from Lhasa Agency.
• Permit for Motorcycles to enter Tibet and the Everest Base Camp region in Tibet, PRC
• Overnight stay at the mentioned places as per the itinerary
• All monastery entrance fee during sightseeing tours and bus to Everest Base Camp and back from Rongbuk (as per the itinerary).
• Comprehensive medical kit
• Support of Oxygen canisters

Highlights

• Experience riding the wild and spectacular landscape of the Himalayan range
• Enjoy a rare combination of culture and adventure that is unlike anywhere in the world
• Explore various world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley, the cultural heart of Nepal.
• Ride through the Tibetan plateau which is highest in the world
• Explore age old monasteries in Lhasa, the center of Tibetan Buddhism
• Visit Potala palace, the residence of the Dalai Lama.
• Cross the Gyatso la pass at 5248 M, the highest section of the journey
• Ride to Everest Base camp and view Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848 M

Day 1Arrival

After arrival at the Airport, Our Representative will welcome you and transfer to Hotel. Check in to Hotel which shall be provided with welcome amenities.
Rest of the day stroll around the historic town of Kathmandu or warm up with the fun-filled lively streets of Thamel on own
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Process for Tibet Visa at China Embassy and day at leisure for own activities

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 3Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Process for Tibet Visa at China Embassy and day at leisure for own activities

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 4Process for Tibet Visa, Day at leisure

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Process for Tibet Visa at China Embassy and day at leisure for own activities

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 5Kathmandu- Syabrubesi

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Enjoy a steep winding descent to Trishuli with the beautiful scenery to match and ride along rolling hills, deep forests, and flowing streams.
Negotiate traffic out of the Kathmandu city to the Ring Road cross section - Balaju. From here, follow the Nagarjun highway to Kakani with the winding and narrow forested road.

From here it is a steep winding descent till Trishuli but the scenery is fantastic. Deeply forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfall, provide visitors of what Nepal is all about. The beauty of the area is not easily forgotten. The rolling hills, the Trishuli river, ethnic villages, suspension bridges all make it a very interesting ride.

Here we stop for the lunch. After lunch head north and continue ride to Dhunche. From here steep descend on a winding and snaky trail till Syabrubesi.

 

Upon arrival at Syabrubesi, check in to the lodge. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the village.

Overnight at the Lodge

Day 6Syabrubesi-Kyirong

Breakfast: During Tour
After breakfast ride approx. 20 Km to Kyirong - Nepal / Tibet border, the last border town, complete Nepali Immigration formalities and cross the friendship bridge.

Complete Chinese Immigration and met by guide and driver from Tibet. Proceed for China Custom clearance for the motorcycles and after completion, load up the gear on the waiting Landcruiser / Mini Truck and ride for another 24 kilometres to Kyirong town.

KYIRONG
Kyirong, one of the frontier counties of Tibet Autonomous Region, lies in the southwest of Tibet and the southwest of Xigaze Prefecture, covering 9,126 square kilometres with a population of 10 thousand. Kyirong means in Tibetan happy village. Kyirong Town is one of the important towns in Kyirong County, with a sea level of 2,700 meters. Pagba Monastery, ChagarMonastery and Qiangzhen Monastery are main monasteries of Kyirong and kyirongJiangcun Nature Reserve is the famous beauty spot. Up to 1960 one of the main trade routes between Nepal and Tibet passed through this region. Easily accessible from Nepal, it was used several times as an entrance gate for military actions from the site of Nepal against Tibet.

Upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town to acclimatize.
Overnight at the Hotel

Day 7Kyorung-Saga

Breakfast: During Tour

Beautiful Tibetan landscape welcomes you this day as you ride through a number of valleys and ride along the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River.
After breakfast, ride through the beautiful Tibetan landscape. We enter a valley and the climb to a pass and then again descend into another valley one after another and each one more scenic than the next. Finally after about 3 ½ hours, we get a glimpse of the mighty Brahmaputra river or locally known as “Tsang Po” and ride along its banks for a while and take the bridge (newly constructed. In the earlier years, all passengers and vehicles had to be ferried across) to arrive at the hustle and bustle of the Saga town.
Upon arrival check in at the guest house. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town.
Overnight at the Saga

Day 8Saga-Shakya

Breakfast: During Tour
Scenic ride that crosses over 5 passes, and follows a route towards a sprawling river valley and picturesque traditional villages
Overnight at the Shakya

Day 9Shakya-Gyantse

Breakfast: During Tour
Opportunity to explore the Sakya monastery, the centre of Sakya order, and at Gyantse be amazed visiting GyantseKubum, the most unique and magnificent building in Tibet.
Overnight at the Gyantse

Day 10Gyantse-Lhasa

Breakfast: During Tour
Head towards Lhasa and on the way ride along the picturesque trail of the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok.
Overnight at the Lhasa

Day 11Lhasa

Breakfast: During Tour
Ride to the majestic Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery, and observe intricate Tibetan art while listening to ancient Buddhist chantings
Overnight at the Lhasa

Day 12Lhasa-Lhatse

Breakfast: During Tour
Begin the return journey and ride the northern route to Lhatse and prepare to ascend to 5248 M, the Gyatso la pass which is the highest section of the journey.
Overnight at the Lhatse

Day 13Lhatse-Rongbyuk

Breakfast: During Tour
Head towards Rongbuk, and to the site of Everest Base Camp.
Overnight at the Hotel 

Day 14EBC Rongbyuk-Tingri

Breakfast: During Tour
Excursion around Everest Base Camp on the dirt road by the Dzakar Chu river and board the coach for the ride to view the awe-inspiring views of the highest mountain in the World.
Overnight at the Tingri

Day 15Tingri-Kyirong

Breakfast: During Tour
Ride the vastness of Tibetan landscape, the highest plateau in the World, with a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan range.
Overnight at the Kyirong

Day 16Kyirong-Kathmandu

Breakfast: During Tour
Dinner: Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant with Cultural dance show
Cross Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge and ride towards Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and later evening, dinner transfer
Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 17Departure

Breakfast: Hotel in Kathmandu
Free till departure. Our representative will escort you to the International Airport for onward destination.

Tour Cost BMW F700 GS/BMW F800 GS

Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Epic Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour (12 Riding Days )
Pax Sharing room, Riding 2 up Sharing room, Riding solo Single Supplement
6 to 9 Pax $5,820 $7,800 $660
10 Pax & above $5,600 $7,480 $660

Available Dates

S.N Start Date End Date
1 11/24/2019 12/10/2019 Book Package
2 11/23/2018 12/09/2018 Book Package
3 09/07/2018 09/23/2018 Book Package
4 08/04/2019 08/20/2019 Book Package
5 05/12/2019 05/28/2019 Book Package