Tibet Motorbike Tour (12 Days)

  • Destination Tibet
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Max. Altitude 3950
  • Transportation Bus, Jeep
  • Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 5-6

Imagine being able to ride through the world’s roof and experiencing the astonishing scenery of nature and landscapes. It would be a great adventure and an opportunity to make lifetime memories. If you are thinking about a bike ride adventure to a part of, then the Tibet motorbike tour is exactly what you would wish for. Tibet motorbike tour is a special package designed for bike ride fanatics willing to get out of their comfort zone and explore the Tibetan Plateau, archaic Tibetan culture, nomadic lifestyle, and mountains.

About Tibet

Popular as the ‘Roof of the world’, Tibet is a small autonomous region situated on the northern side of Mount Everest. People around the world come to visit Tibet for both religious and travelling purposes. The Tibetan Plateau is home to more than 1000 lakes, one of them being Nam Co lake, the highest salt lake in the world. Likewise, there are also several sacred lakes in Tebet, such as Yamdrok Tso Lake, Namtso Lake, Manasarovar, Basum, and others. In 2019, the Tibetan government reported that around 40 million people visited Tibet. Some of the most travelled places in Tibet were Potala Palace, Mount Kailash, Lasha, Sera Monastery, and Manasarovar.

Some of the must-visit places in Tibet are:

Potala Palace

A UNESCO World Heritage Site representing historical and cultural values, Potala Palace is a 12,000 feet tall architectural treasure built on Red Hill, central Lhasa. In addition, the Potala palace holds sacred values as its name is derived from Mt. Potalaka, which is a mythical residence of the Buddhist god ‘Avalokitesvara’.

Mount Kailash

The stairway to paradise, especially in Hinduism, the residence of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash, is one of the most visited places in Tibet. The mountain is 6638 meters tall, and mountaineering in this region is strictly prohibited due to the religious significance it carries for Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains worldwide.

Sera Monastery

While in Tibet, one of the exciting activities to encounter is the debating Monks of Sera Monastery during their lunch hour. The debate is distinct from other formal debates, consisting of many dramatic gestures. Each gesture during the argument has a meaning. These gestures help monks give the discussion of a powerful sensation.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu International airport and move towards your hotel via taxi. Eat your meal and rest in your hotel for the Day.
On the 2nd Day, after breakfast, you will go for a short trip around Kathmandu. The trip will be a guided sightseeing trip with a local professional guide who will tour you to many historical and religious places in Kathmandu. Besides, you will also visit some of the world heritages in Kathmandu.
On the Third Day, you will ride to Rasuwa, Syapru Besi from Kathmandu after having a proper breakfast. The ride will take around 8 hours, and the route will follow remote areas of Langtang national park, Rasuwagadi, Nuwakot, and Dhunche. Once you reach Syapru Besi, you will stay there overnight.
On the fourth day, you will ride to Krung, situated at an altitude of 2750 meters from Syapru Besi. While this ride, you will have to perform some essential border formalities. Thus the ride will take around 3 hours. For the rest of the Day, you will visit Kerung and rest.
After resting at Kerung for the whole night, we ride to Tingri on our 5th Day. Tingri is situated at an elevation of 4300 meters, and a bike ride from Kerung to Tingri might take around 5 hours. While riding towards Tingri, you will see gorgeous Tibetan landscape and a spectacular mountain range view of Mountains like Cho Oyu, Xishapagma, and Mt. Everest.
On the 6th Day, you ride from Tingri to Ronbuk, which is situated at an elevation of 4980 meters and consists of the highest monastery in the world' Ronbuk Monastery'. You will come across Everest Base Camp and Qomolangma base camp during the ride. Similarly, you will ride through the remote places of Tibet. For the night's stay, you will drive to Xegar.
On the 7th Day, you will ride from Xegar to Shigatse, which will take around 5 hours. Shigatse is the second-largest city in Tibet. While travelling through this trip, you can experience snowfall, most likely if you are lucky. Once you reach Shigatse, you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and the local surroundings.
On the eighth Day, you will ride to an elevation point of 3950 meters' Gyantse'. From Xigatse, it only takes around 3 hours of a bike ride to reach Gyantse. Once you reach Gyantse, you will visit the Kumbum Stupa, Phalkor Monastery, and the Local Gyantse village.
On the 9th Day, you will ride to Lhasa from Gyantse. While travelling to Lhasa, you will observe the beautiful Yarlung Tsangpo, which is regarded as the Tibetan lifeline river, also called Brahma Putra in Nepalese and Hindi. Similarly, you will also come across Karola, Kambala, and Yamdrok-Tso Lake.
Once we finally arrive at Lhasa on the 10th Day, you will participate in, • Authentic Tibetan morning breakfast • Guided Lhasa tour • Visit monasteries of Tibet like Sera monastery (in the noon) • Exploring Tibetan age-old civilizations and traditions. • Visit the summer palace of the Dalai Lama' Norbulingka'. • Visit the local Tibetan market' Barkhor Market'.
The 11th Day will be your second-day tour in Lhasa. On this Day you will come across the following places; • Potala Palace • Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. • Drepung Monastery
On the final Day of your Tibet motorbike tour, you will fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu and then leave for your respective hotels.

What’s included?

  • English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Transportation facilities,
  • Tibet Visa Fee,
  • Travel Permits,
  • State and regional taxes,
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • Accommodation (Lodging)

What's Not Included?

  • Four meals per Day (Fooding)
  • International and domestic airfare.
  • Major spare parts cost.
  • Any personal payments such as phone calls, laundry, etc.

faqs

Will I need a license to ride a motorbike in Tibet?

Yes, a license is a must for a motorbike ride in Tibet. Besides, during the tour, you will be provided with a temporary Chinese driving license that will allow you to ride in Tibet for which you have to provide a copy of your international driving license to your respective travel agency.

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