TIBET MOUNTAIN BIKE EXPEDITIONS
group departure: July
12 to August 3, 2011' ..... Cost: $3895US
A RIDE ON THE ROOF TOP OF THE
WORLD by bike or jeep or both.
mystic Shangri-La, the forbidden kingdom on the roof of the world has captured
man's imagination for
centuries. Great explorers and adventurers of the century
have ventured into this holy land, rendered inaccessible by the hostile
conditions and bandits that waylaid them across the Himalayas.
untold ravages brought about during the Cultural Revolution, Tibet's past
grandeur, majesty, magic and mystery still remain undiminished. Today one can
still see nomads herding their yaks, pilgrims worshipping at sacred shrines and
the expansive striking and enduring topography. Tibet is an truly adventurer's
paradise. There is no other better way to see it than by
bike or jeep.
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-nights accommodations at the Nirvana Garden Hotel in Kathmandu.
day Support Mountain Bike-Jeep Expedition Lhasa/Everest Base Camp/Kathmandu.
transfers to from Airports to Hotels and return.
local transportation in Nepal
Guided City Tour
and Western Guide
hotels, camps and Meals in Tibet
Sightseeing and entrance fees
Visa and Fee
and Tibetan Agency Fees
from Kathmandu (Nepal) to Lhasa (Tibet)
equipment and Sherpa camp crew from Nepal.
(Tibet/Nepal crossing) border road transport to Kathmandu
Bikes 24 Speed with front suspension. (Bikes are fitted with Rock Shox Indy XC
and rapid Fire shifter.
include- Pump, Cable Lock, Spare Inner Tube, Patch Kit, Helmet, Tire Lever and
Small Repair Kit.
Voyage Nepalese cultural dinner and dance.
Tours in Nepal
hotel nights in Kathmandu over and above the four nights included in this
departure taxes in Nepal ($16.00US) x 2
entry visa $40.00US and re-entry fee
Travel Accident Insurance
other items of personal nature including laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled
water, tipping and postage.
expedition will cover approximately 90kms per day. Bikers will be supported by military
truck and jeeps and have the option to load bikes on vehicles as needed
throughout the expedition.
RATING BY BIKE:
Moderate to Strenuous
- One can mix it up and ride in
the supporting jeep when needed. There are no rules, it's your vacation!
- 4390m/14400 ft. and 5150m/16900 ft.
are six major passes to be negotiated on the Lhasa to Kathmandu route as it runs
westwards. The road is parallel to the Great Himalaya Chain which forms the
border with the territories of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Throughout, the road
traverses a high and dry plateau-land which to that
is punctuated by the unforgettable monastery towns of Gyantse, Shigatse
and Shegar. There are also several
smaller settlements and nomadic Drogpa encampments. On the detour from the main
route towards the Rongbuk Monastery, the road climbs through many hairpin bends
to reach the Pang La, which affords splendid views of the
Himalaya, and of Mount Everest itself.
The 4-day round trip to
Everest Base Camp takes us off-road, to the Rongbuk Valley, which is situated
beneath the stunning north face of Mount Everest. Retracing our tire tracks back
to edge of the Tibetan Plateau at the Thang La (17000ft), we begin the world's
longest downhill, an unbelievable 15000 feet to the valley floor.
PHOTO GALLERY - click on photo to enlarge
BY DAY ITINERARY
With a group, your own group or independently. Next group: July 12, 2010'
|Day 01 (July
12-2011') Arrival Kathmandu,
transfer to tourist class hotel.
|Day 02 Tibetan Visa
formalities and guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
|Day 03 On your own to
explore and last minute expedition preparations.
|Day 04 Depart Kathmandu
for a stunning flight over the Himalayas to Lhasa.
Transfer to hotel and commence acclimatization days in Lhasa. Bikes will
be flown with the group on China Air to Lhasa.
|Day 05 Walking tour of
Bakor, Jokhang and Tibetan medical center, overnight at hotel.
|Day 06 Biking tour of
Potala Palace and Norbulinka
|Day 07 Biking tour of Sera
and Drepung Monasteries.
|Day 09 Begin biking trip,
camp before Khampala pass.
|Day 10 Biking to Koro-la,
|Day 11 Biking to Gyantse,
|Day 12 Bike to Shigatse
via Shalu, overnight hotel
|Day 13 BIke to Shapkending,
|Day 14 Bike to Chola, camp
|Day 15 Bike to Gyatsola,
overnight in hotel.
|Day 16 Bike to Shegar,
|Day 17 Rongbuk, the higest
inhabited place on earth, camp.
|Day 18 Day trip to Everest
|Day 19 Drive to old Tingri
and bike to Gutso, camp.
|Day 20 Bike to Lalungla,
|Day 21 Drive/bike to
Zhangmu, overnight hotel.
|Day 22 Drive to Friendship
bridge, change over vehicle here and drive to Kathmandu.
|Day 23 (Aug
3, 2011') Prepare for journey
home, Bon Voyage dinner party.
TIBET 2004 Bike Trip
Suresh Kumar Dulal: We had the opportunity to meet and ride with Suresh
autumn of 2006 in Nepal. Again we will ride with Suresh as he leads the way
through Tibet. Suresh is Nepal's number one competition mountain biker with over 20
trans Himalayan mountain bike expeditions under his seat. Suresh will offer
participants an inside look with local people and their customs and not to
forget, access to some amazing off-road secrets.
an accomplished swimmer, rock climber and biker and aspires to be in the
Olympics in China.