Tibet Bike Tour

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 Himalayas ranges is a fascinating world of timeless splendour, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery awaits all travellers to the Roof of the World.

As of now, we have two confirmed group joining departures in May and September 2017, please find our dates below:

Spring
Arriving Date:7th May 2017
Starting Date:9th May 2017
Ending Dates:20th May 2017
Departure Dates:22nd May 2017

Autumn
Arriving Date:14th September 2017
Starting Date:16th September 2017
Ending Dates:27th September 2017
Departure Dates:29th September 2017

Since the construction of road is going on from Kodari side, we’ll probably follow the original itinerary, please find the program as follows

PACKAGE

Trip cost: US$ 5200 per person

 

in twin/triple share

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$ 480.00 Per Person.

 

Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee US$ 190.00 for American National

Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee US$ 114.00 for Other Nationals

Extra: Lhasa/Kathmandu oneway airfare US$ 489.00 Per Person

ERM AND CONDITION

Payment

– Each group members/ Individuals should pay their advance at least before a month by 30% which will be non refundable.
– 100% Payment should pay before departure to Tibet in Kathmandu
– Payment could be by cash or Bank transfer.
– Last Hours cancellation is fully paid none of the amount will be refunded.
– Spending Shorter days in Tibet part, not using full services in Tibet part, some rules and regulation suddenly change by the government doesn’t make any refundation.
– The entire individual/ FIT who are involving in group travel should follow group decision in any matters.
– If emergency evacuation, rescue or other incident in Tour will be fully response by travelers self.
– 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.
– Any Extra activities except mentioned in itinerary.

Please note that we will require details of the bikes and passport + International Driving licenses at least 60 days in Advance. The details will be the copy of the registration (bill books) as the import of the Bikes into China will have to go through, transport ministry, Department, Department of roads, Customs, Traffic police (for driving license ) etc.

Please send the details of each member mentioned below as these are required for processing the visa for Tibet and TTB Permits.
– Flight details and arrival timing.
– Each member’s colored scanned passport copies through email attachment.
– Each member’s scanned international driver license through email attachment
– Each member’s scanned passport size photographs through email attachment.
– Each member’s details mentioned below as these are required for processing the visa for Tibet.

  1. Date of birth.
  2. Passport Number.
  3. Passport Issue Date.
  4. Passport Expiry Date.
  5. Place (Province/state, country) of birth.
  6. Name of your employer or school.
  7. Daytime phone number.
  8. Address of your employer or school.
  9. Nighttime phone number.
  10. Your home address.
  11. Your email address.

NOTE: Also do not forget to bring 4 passport size photo for the permit, you can give this to us upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Medical Examination and Insurance

We strongly recommend a medical examination and routine check up with your physician. Be sure any abnormalities, chronic problems or special medications are noted on the form. This may be helpful to your trip leader if you begin to exhibit any symptoms during the trip.

Bikes need to be insured and you have to get your own travel insurance from your home country and make sure that it covers health, travel, accident, theft, loss of property, emergency evacuation etc. You have to bring the insurance certificate on the tour.

Please note that insurance cover is required for all of our treks. We recommend insurance cover to the value of USD$10000.00, to cover such events as emergency evacuation, hospitalization etc, loss of luggage, flights cancellations etc.

Client Details Required for traveling to Tibet

  1. Name (exactly as in passport)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Sex
  4. Nationality
  5. Passport Number
  6. Date of issue
  7. Place of Issue
  8. Date of Expiry
  9. Profession
  10. Residential address
  11. Work address

Motorcycle Riding Gear

  1. Helmet with visor
  2. Wind proof (preferably with the inner fleece lining) riding jacket and pants
  3. Scarf / Balaclava
  4. Riding goggles
  5. A warm pair of gloves
  6. Waterproof outer riding gloves
  7. A riding bag to keep personal items during riding
  8. Thermal inner pants and long sleeve vest
  9. fleece caps
  10. sun tan lotion
  11. rain gear
  12. water proof riding boots
  13. warm socks
  14. Dust mask

Your Medical Kit

Aside from any prescription medications you ordinarily take, we strongly recommend you take responsibility for bringing your own medical kit even though we have a comprehensive medical kit on the trip.

Here are some items you’ll want to include in your medical kit

# Moleskin, adhesive bandages, gauze, tape, and other products (Spenco “Second Skin” is good) to treat blisters and sore spots.
# Lomotil or Imodium for emergency treatment of diarrhea (not recommended for long-term use).
# Cold medication (such as Actifed), decongestant (such as Sudafed) and/or antihistamine (such as Benadryl)
# Aspirin, Tylenol, Lburrofen, or Ketoprofen
# Antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin).
# Insect repellant containing 30% – 35% DEET.
# Cough drops or sore throat tablets. Extras may be appreciated by your expedition staff.
# Pepto-Bismol (tablets are best) or other indigestion remedy.
# Natural Tears or other eye drops
# 3′ Ace’ wrap
# Hand Sanitizer

I hope above information are in your satisfaction if not please let us know without any hesitation.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel.A brief introduction of the trip by our tour guide in the afternoon. In the evening a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show.After the dinner, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

09:00 Hrs: After breakfast meet our guide for a half day’s sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and PashupatinathTemple.The Boudhanath Stupa is located 6 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. The Stupa stands about 36 meters in height and is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in Nepal. Built in 5th century, it is regarded as sacred site by all Buddhists. PashupanathTemple is the most sacred of the Hindu Temples in the world and is amongst the four pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. During Shivaratri Festival, thousands of devotees visit the temple to pay their homage. The temple lies on the banks of the Bagmati river, the lifeline of Kathmandu Civiliation.After the visit, return to the Hotel.

15:00 Hrs: Meet our Road captain who will introduce you to the Royal Enfield Motorcycles. There will be a short briefing about the safety and the proper speed to ride on the roads of Nepal followed by a question and answer session. After the briefing, everyone will be handed the keys to the motorcycles and taken for a ride around the city to familiarize with the motorcycles.Rest of the evening is free.Overnight at the Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu (1,300 m) / Kodari(118 Km) / Zhangmu (08 Km) / Nyalam (30 Km)

Drive Kathmandu to The Last Resort (118 kms) (4 hours). The drive eastwards is a pleasant one as we descend to Dolalghat in about 2 hours. We will follow the BhoteKosiRiver till Bahrabise, followed by a ride through the beautiful Nepalese countryside for another hour brings us to entrance to the Last Resort; the bungy jump destination. After lunch, we will continue ride towards Kodari where we will go through immigration formalities. We will be met by guide and driver from Tibet. Load up the gear on the waiting Landcruiser / Mini Truck and ride20 minutes (8 kilometers) to Zhangmu.

Zhangmu: Located at an altitude of 2300 m and known to Nepali as Khasa, hangs on a cliff face. Here we obtain travel pass for vehicles from the transport office and then ride for an hour through the Tibetan landscape to Nyalam gaining an altitude of 1450 meters within a short span of 30kms. Upon arrival, check into the Guest House.Overnight at the Guest House

Day 04: Nyalam / PaikutTso (4510 m) / Saga (4300m) (232 Km)

The ride to Thong la (5050 m) takes about an hour. The pass is marked by prayer flags, rock cairns and chortens lined with yak head skeletons and in the background is magnificent views of the Himalayas with Mt.Sishapangma (8013 m) at the front. Other visible peaks are LangtangRi (7205 m), DorjeLakpa (6966 m), Gauri Shankar (7135 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Mt.Everest (8848 m).

Ride further to Laluna-laPass (5200 m) passing by the Friendship Highway and turn left and eventually entering into the Nature Reserve.We continue our ride by descending to the serene and beautiful LakePaikutTso for a much deserved lunch. On a clear day, there are scenic views of the Tibetan plateau with grazing livestock, breath taking mountain views and the turquoise color of the lake below.After lunch, continue to ride for another three hours. By now we will get a glimpse of the mighty “Tsang Po” river or known as Brahmaputra for travelers. Upon arrival check in the guest house.Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town.Overnight at the Hotel

Day 05: Drive Saga / Lhatse (Approx. 300 km).

Start the scenic ride from Saga to Lhatse crossing over 5 passes! The trail follows a route that brushes past BrahmaputraRiver and traditional picturesque villages, with views of sandy and rocky land of Tibet, and romantic lifestyle of nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep.Upon arrival Check in to the Guest house.Overnightat Guest House

Day 06: Drive Lhatse/ Shigatse(3900m) (Approx. 115 km)

After breakfast ride towards Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest town in Tibet and the capital of Tsang, lying 354km west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3810 m.Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

*Note: Process bike for observation.

Late PM: Proceed for the sightseeing tour of the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhunpo Monastery. Founded in 1447 by GendunDrup, the first Dalai Lama, it is the seat of the Panchen Lama. The monastery houses Tashilhunpohas, a 9 storeyed gilded bronze statue of Maitriya, the future Buddha.After the sightseeing tour return to the guest house.Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the town.Overnight at the Guest House

Day 07: Ride Shigatse to Gyantse (Approx. 90 Km)

We will ride approx. 90 km to Gyantse, covering almost 264 km. As a crossroad on the principle trade route to India, it used to be renowned for the excellence of its carpets. The compound, encircled by an impressive wall, once contained 19 monasteries, presided over by the still intact fortress perched atop a nearby mountain. We will visit the Kumbum Stupa and PelkhorChode Monastery.After lunch, we will go for sightseeing tour of Gyantse Kumbum, an impressive 6-storey building containing a Buddhists Hall and a prayer hall. Built in the 15th century, it has 112 chapels and its walls are adorned with religious paintings. We also visit thePelkhorChode Monastery located near the Khumbum.Overnight at the Guest House

Day 08: Gyantse to / Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km via Lake Yamdrok.

We will set out for Nagartse (100 kms) near Lake Yamdrok passing the Simi La (4200 m) and driving on a trail with fantastic views of the turquoise blue waters. Later we also cross the Karo La (5010 m) and the ride to Nagartse, a small village near the Yamdroklake and an ideal place for a lunch stop.Continue our drive along the picturesque trail of the colorful Lake Yamdrok, the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra or Yarlung Tsangpo.YamdrokTso or Turquoise Lake: A lake of a glaring blue that radiates a near mystical charm. It is about 240 kms in circumference and the lake supports a population of scale less fish in its non-saline waters Once in Kamba La (4,794m) we will have an opportunity to meet the Yak Herders with their finely decorated Yaks and Tibetan Mastiffs. From here we descend to the main road head before embarking on the grand finale entrance to the LhasaCity.

Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet located at an altitude of 3650m. Situated on the north bank of the KyichuRiver in the province of U, it prominently features the impressive PotalaPalace. Lhasa in Tibetan means “Place of the Gods” and PotalaPalace ” 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.Lhasa consists of interesting architecture, population and lifestyle. Old Lhasa, the Tibetan section, centers around the JokhangTemple. Its streets are narrow, between white washed stone houses whose walls slope inward as they rise. Windows are framed in black trapezoids, with protruding fan shaped eaves above. Many houses have brightly painted woodwork.Overnight in Hotel

Day 09: Lhasa

Today is set aside for Sightseeing tour.Potala Palace: This legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet. Built by King Songtsen Gompo, it was expanded to its present structure during the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. The palace is 13 storey high and contains 1000 room citadel. It was home to successive Dalai Lama who, from the latter half of the 18th century, used it as their Winter Palace.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 Gompo. Surrounding the JokhangTemple is the bustling Barkhor market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa.Overnight in Hotel

Day 10: Ride Lhasa to Lhatse (Approx. 375 Km)

After breakfast we will set out for Shigatse via the northern route, along the YarlungTsangpoRiver (BrahmaputraRiver).Upon arrival at Shigatse, we head off for Lhatse passing through Gangchen and Silung, a distance of about 115 kms.Upon arrival check in to the guest house.Overnight at the guest house

Day 11: Ride Lhatse to Rongbuk (Approx. 200 Km)

After breakfast we continue to ride across over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass en-route to Lhasa and then descend to Shegar.We will enter the Mt. Everest Region for the following day. Continue ride for another kilometer and take the left turn at the marker and then head towards the Everest Base Camp.Further ride along the RongbukRiver with great views of Mt.Everest towering overhead (weather permitting) before arriving at Rongbuk. The magnificent view of the Mt.Everest is awe inspiring.Upon arrival, check into the Guest House.Overnight at the Guest house

Day 12: Excursion to Mt. Everest Base Camp & ride to Tingri (Approx. 100 Km)

After breakfast, follow the dirt road south pass the Dzakar Chu (river). We will observe the ruins of the Samdrupo Nunnery further up. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore this area and enjoy this tented town.

(Note: The new rules prohibits vehicles from going beyond DzaRongphu area. Clients need to travel by the Government coach and it costs Yuan 50.00 for a round trip ride).

We will board the coach for the 4 kilometer drive to the Everest Base Camp area. Then ascend to a small ridge with prayer flags and with an unobstructed view of Mt.Everest.Later descend to the Bus park and board the bus for the ride back to DzaRongphu. Here we can spend some time at the tented city for a cup of tea/ noodle soup or shop for souvenirs or even send a post card from the mobile post office.Later ride from Everest base Camp via Tingri to Nyalam. Set out retracing the route from Everest Base camp for 26 kilometer mark and then cross the bridge and head off with a steady climb to Tingri which takes about 4 hours.Upon arrival check in to the guest house.Overnight at the guest house

Day 13: Ride Tingri to Zhangmu and to Kathmandu (Approx. 320 Km)

From Tingri we take in typical view of the Tibetan landscape as we move ahead.Cross the Lalung La (5,200m) and Thong La (5050 m) as both offers a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt.Everest (8,848m). We will then descend down for about an hour to arrive at MilerapaCave, where famous Saint Milerapa is said to have meditated.Continue further for about 30 minutes to arrive at Nyalam and to Zhangmu (30 kilometers). Complete the Chinese customs and border formalities and head towards NepalTibetFriendshipBridge. After bidding farewell to our Guide and drivers from Tibet, we land on Nepalese territory where we will be met by representatives from Parikraman Treks. After custom check, we will drive back to Kathmandu.Upon arrival in Kathmandu check in to the hotel.Rest of the day is free to relax or explore around the city.Overnight at the Hotel

Day 14: Final Departure

Free for final minute packing and shopping until transfer to the airport for final departure.

Note: Minor Repairs like break shoe, spark plug, clutch plate, tubes, cable (01 set only) and engine oil has been included in the cost. However if more breakage happen due to rough handling/accidents/theft etc, the clients will have to bear the cost.