Everest Motorcycle Tour

HIGHLIGHTS


16 DAYS - A Ride to Tibet on Motorcycle Round Trips: Lhasa Motorbike Guided through the road on Everest Basecamp in the Himalayas

About Tibet
Tibet was opened to tourism in 1985 and developed its unique culture and religion independently. Tibetan Buddhism contains many elements of their older religion,” Bon Po” which worshipped the sky, moon, sun, fire, soil and even evil spirits and this is why a monastery such as Tashilhunpo contains thousands of unique statues, paintings (thangka), religious and historical books that to visit in detail would take weeks and their emotions show that religion still holds a very important place in their daily lives.


TIBET- extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges is a fascinating world of timeless splendour, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery awaits all travelers to the Roof of the World.

Highlights:

Tibetan people and culture, Kathmandu, Lhasa, Himalaya, Mt. Everest (Base Camp), Saga-Shakya, Shigatse , Gyantse, Kumbum, Yamdrok‐Tso Lake, Tashilunpo and many more monasteries.


This Kathmandu Lhasa Everest Base Camp Motorbike Tour Saga-Shakya: Scenic ride that crosses over 5 passes, and follow a route towards a sprawling river valley and picturesque traditional villages is designed for those travelers who are adventurous and want to explore the natural paradise of Tibet on a Bike. The tour also includes the once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy Everest Base Camp experience. We organize this motorbike tour to Tibet.

TOUR SPECIFICS



May 05-20, 2020
September 15-30, 2020 (Special Departure Date)
TOUR DATES

US$6150/rider (for bookings with 3-5 riders)
US$5490/riders (for bookings with 6-9 riders)
US$5150/riders (for bookings with 10+ riders)
US$4500/person (for jeep/pillon passenger bookings)
RATES
1. Arrival and Departure Airport transfer in a private car, accompanied by an English speaking representative
2. 3 nights 3 star Hotel on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu with breakfast and inclusive of all applicable govt.taxes
3. Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu as per the itinerary with a private vehicle and English speaking guide
4. Hotels / Guest House in Tibet on twin sharing with Breakfast basis (3 star standard Hotels)
5. All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for both Motor bikes and members
6. Everest Conservation fee for members, bikes, Crews and vehicle
7. All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
8. Motor bike custom entry fee at China custom
9. Temporary Motor Bike license and driving license
10. 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide
11. Hire of 500 cc Royal Enfield Motorcycle/ Himalayan 411 cc and spare parts of bikes(Whichever applicable)for the entire trip
12. One mechanic from Nepal, their accommodation, meals and daily wages
13. Cost of fuel for the bikes and mechanic as well as engine oil top up
14. Back up support of a Truck to carry support staff and clients personal baggage/gears, guide from Tibet
15. Deposit Amount in Chinese Custom by Parikrama Treks
16. Oxygen incase needed
INCLUSIONS
1. Air ticket and Air tax if needed
2. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and throughout the tour in Tibet (Approx 10-18 US$ per meal)
3. Nepal entry & and re-entry of $ 40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border
4. China/Tibet Visa fee US$ 114.00 per person. extra US$ 95.00 pp for American nationals
5. Personal biking clothing including Helmets
6. Photography charges for still and Video cameras at Monasteries in Tibet
7. Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance of the riders
8. Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses
9. Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is unforced situation, Politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by Chinese Embassy
10. Personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages,bottled drinks, extra mileage, personal gratuities such as tips to guides, drivers and Mechanics
11. Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, and break downs and beyond the control and its associates
12. 03 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu is in our package; more than 03 night will be with extra charge. This may happen in case of early arrive from Tibet
EXCLUSIONS

ITINERARY


Arrival in Kathmandu at International Airport (before 11 am), meet by our officer with warm welcome and transfer to the hotel. You should fill in the Chinese visa form and we will collect along your passport and one color photo (48 mm x 35 mm size) to apply visa in Chinese Embassy. Rest day at free on your own or for buying or hiring anything necessary things (bike gears or clothing’s etc) from shop in Thamel or other near markets. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu at International Airport (before 11 am), meet by our officer with warm welcome and transfer to the hotel. You should fill in the Chinese visa form and we will collect along your passport and one color photo (48 mm x 35 mm size) to apply visa in Chinese Embassy. Rest day at free on your own or for buying or hiring anything necessary things (bike gears or clothing’s etc) from shop in Thamel or other near markets. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : Chinese Visa Preparation day, Sightseeing & Bike Introduction

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. Deep forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfalls 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. Note: one of our tour officer will collect the passport & visa from Embassy at 10.30 am and drive to Syabrubesi and will meet you all there and handover the documents. Overnight at the Lodge. .

Day 3 : Motorbike ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi / Ramche (2135m,186km,6-7hrs

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. Deep forested areas, with clear flowing streams and waterfalls 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. Note: one of our tour officer will collect the passport & visa from Embassy at 10.30 am and drive to Syabrubesi and will meet you all there and handover the documents. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4 : Syabrubesi-Kyirong

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 (180 km, approx. 4-5 hrs, 4640m) Upon arrival check in at the guest house. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town.

Day 5 : Kyorung- Saga

Scenic ride that crosses over 5 passes, and follow a route towards a sprawling river valley and picturesque traditional villages. (350 km, approx. 7-8 hrs) Overnight at the Shakya, Sakya Yuanfu hotel.

Day 6 : Saga-Shakya

Opportunity to explore Sakya monastery, the center of Sakya order, and in history, under the rule of the Sakya order in 13th century that Tibet became part of China, which is more than 700 years ago. At Gyantse, you will be amazed visiting Gyantse Kunbum, one of the most unique and magnificent building in Tibet. (244 km, approx. 5-6 hrs, 3950m)(this day we need to apply Temporary License both for Drivers and Motorbikes, around 2-4hours working time). Overnight at the Gyantse, Jianzang hotel or Yeti hotel.

Day 7 : Shakya-Gyantse

: Head towards Lhasa ,on the way stop at Karola glacier, the nearest glacier that you can see so close, just hundreds of meters away from the road. ride along picturesque trail of the turquoise colored Lake Yamdrok. Lhasa: The capital of Tibet at an altitude of 3650m is situated on the north bank of the Kyichu River in the province of U (central Tibet). Two high craggy hills stand up in isolation from the valley floor. One, Red Hill, is topped by the Potala Palace and the other, Chockpori or Iron Hill, is crowned by a tall antenna. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods" and Potala Palace " the residence of the Dalai Lama (the god king), is the earthly representation of the celestial Palace of Avaloketswora, the Buddha of infinite compassion whose incarnation in the human form is believed to be the Dalai Lama. As Tibet’s political, religious and cultural centre it is a city truly blessed by the gods, where life is unhurried, is people jovial and yet remaining staunchly independent. Upon arrival at Lhasa check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town (265 km, approx. 5-6 hrs, 3650m) Overnight at the Lhasa, Ganggyan hotel.

Day 8 : Shakya-Gyantse:

Sightseeing tour at Potala Palace: This legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet. First foremost king, Songtsen Gampo, it was expanded to its present structure during the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. This 13 storey, 1000 room citadel served as the headquarters of the former "church-state" of Tibet and was home to successive Dalai Lama who, from the latter half of the 18th century, used it as their Winter Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant In the afternoon, visit the Jokhang Temple: Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shankyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. This spiritual centre of Tibet is also the heart of Lhasa Overnight at the Lhasa,Ganggyan hotel.

Day 9 : Lhasa

Begin the return journey and ride the northern route to shigatse. (280 km, approx.6 hrs, 3800m). in the afternoon, you will visit the famous TashiLhunpo Monastery, found in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama, it is the largest monastery in Tsang( west of Tibet) and is the palace for Panchen Lama, who ruled the Tsang area in history( Dalai lama just ruled U area and some other parts of Tibet in history).it is also a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse, Manasarover hotel.

Day 10 : Lhasa- Lhatse

Head towards Rongbuk, the site of Everest Base Camp, After breakfast. Cross Tso la and Gyatso la pass before we get to Shegar (new Tingri) and have lunch break here. After lunch, we arrive at the check post of the Quomolomgma National Park where permits are checked and then ascend on a zigzag trail to Gyawo la Pass at (5200 m). From here we descend one again zigzagging our way on 100 switchbacks to the settlement of TashiDzom village. After passed the village, we need to change to the Eco-bus to head to Rongbu monastery. The magnificent view of the Mt. Everest is awe inspiring (350km, approx.8-9 hrs, 5200m)

Day 11 : Lhatse- Rongbyuk

Excursion around Everest Base Camp. Due to environment protection in 2018, the government moved the previous EBC to now Rongbuk area, which is 4km back. Here we can still see the same view as before, even much better. After small trekking around and take pictures from the milestone of EBC, then take ECO bus back then drive to Tingri (150 km, approx. 4-5hrs, 4300m) Overnight at the Tingri, Gangar hotel.

Day 12 :Excursion around Mt. Everest Base Camp and Rongbuk ride to Tingri:

Ride the vastness of Tibetan landscape, the highest plateau in the World, with breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan range. Stop at Pekutso for a stunning view both with lakes and snow mountains (300 km, approx. 6-7hrs) Overnight at the Kyirong, Phuntso Rabsal hotel.

Day 13 : Tingri-Kyirong

Cross Nepal-Tibet friendship bridge and ride towards Kathmandu. (180 km, approx. 6-7 hrs)

Day 14 : Kyirong-Kathmandu

Free day to relax or explore around the town for the souvenir shopping or sightseeing tour. Overnight at Hotel

Day 15 : Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Today you will have free time in the morning and by afternoon/evening; you will be transfer to the airport for your onward flight to home three hour prior to your flight time.

Day 16 : Final Departure

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