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Tour description


Tibet Cycling to Mount Everest

» Epic Journey to the Roof of the World

SGD3290

10Days

600km


Description

The Epic Journey to Qomolangma

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Experience of a lifetime!

This is a 10-day extraordinary cycling journey to see the world's highest mountain 8848m right before you - Mount Everest, or Qomolangma in Tibetan language.

We carefully design this cycling tour into a 10-day version, balancing between sufficient acclimatisation with lengthy trip, hence 70% cycling and 30% on vehicle.  There is a seat for everyone on our passenger vehicles at all time.

Starting from Lhasa, the 700km journey entails scenic spots such as Yamdrok Yumso Lake,  Karola glacier, several mountain passes in excess of 5000m, as well as cultural gems such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Tashilungpo Monastery just to named a few.

The main highlight is Mount Everest Base Camp (on the Tibet side), where you cycle right up to Rongbuk Monastery located at 5,150m and spend a night at Everest Base Camp, definitely an 'Out-of-this-World' experience in a lifetime!


Highlights

5 Unique Features:

1) Special cycling plan for part-cycle (65-75%)  part-support on vehicles (25-35%)

2) Stay in a 4-star Tibetan-themed hotel equipped with medical facility during the 1st 2 nights

3) Stay 1 night at Everest Base Camp 5200m in a guesthouse

4) Short hike around Tashilungpo Monaster & Palcho monastery

5) Visit to Bhakor square with tea-drinking at a local Tibetan tea-house


Information

Trip Cost : SGD3290/pax (min. 6pax to go)

A) Super-early birds: $100 discount till 30Sep
B) Early birds : $50 discount till 31Dec

* All to Meet in ChengDu for domestic flights (not included) to Lhasa 

Includes:

01. All 09 nights accommodation (good & quality hotels & guesthouses)
02. 1 welcome dinner in Lhasa + ALL meals during cycling days
03. Airport transfers in Lhasa
04. Logistics-support vehicles (passenger + safety vehicle as necessary to Guarantee A Seat for everyone. This is Available 100% of the time)
05. Services of trip leader, guide, local support staffs & bike mechanic
06. Mandatory Tibet Travel Permit & other necessary permits (Everest region) for foreigners
07: Entrance fees to Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Karo la glacier, Tashilungpo monastery, Mount Everest Park fees
08. if you are not bringing own bike, we will provide 24/27-speed GIANT mountain bike (model ATX750/770 - rental charges apply)
09. tables/chairs for picnic lunch during cycling
10. Medical Supplies: oxygen bags/bottles; basic 1st-aid kit
11. Supplies of bottled drinking water, fruits, dried-food & snacks
12. 1x complimentary cycling jersey
13. Coordination meetings & Pre-departure briefing (preparation, gears, safety, admin etc.)


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Detailed itinerary

Day01 - Arrival to ChengDu / Lhasa Tibet 

In the morning at about 0730hrs, Meet & Gather ChengDu ShuangLiu International Airport Domestic Terminal.  We will advise the exact spot during the Pre-Departure Briefing.

(* Note: you might need to arrive a day earlier to ChengDu depending on your international flight itinerary)

 

Day02 - Lhasa (Rest day for acclimatisation)

The main activities for today include: guided tour to Potala Palace, the administrative office of The Dalai Lama; bike setup & adjustments; mounting of personal equipment such as Garmin/Gopro mounts / lights / saddle etc.  You will have some own free time to rest or explore around (eg. Jokhang temple, Bhakor Square tea-houses & souvenir shops)

 

Day03 Lhasa / Chusul / Nagartzse (part support, part cycle 90km)

Ride1:

Cycling starts today!  We head out towards your 1st highpass of the journey, Khampa la at 4780m overlooking the scenic Yamdrok lake, one of the sacred lakes in Tibet.  Along the way, we pass Potala Palace again for that IG shot, and crossing the QingHai Tibet Railway

 

Day04 Nagartze / Gyantse (cycle 90km)

Ride2: 

As we leave the hotel, the road starts to climb up to the Karola glacier highpass at 5050m.  Enjoy the descend as you wind through several hairpins to have your picnic lunch at a local village.  In the afternoon, cycle pass a scenic man-made lake Manak reservoir before taking on the 4580m SiMiLa highpass.  The rest of the day is a relatively easy ride towards Gyantse

We have included a guided tour of Palcho monastery or Penchor Chode by our Tibet guide.  This is a unique monastery with a mixed architecture with several storeys that housed 108 chapels with 10,000 Buddhas.

 

 

Day05 - Gyantse / Shigatse (cycle 90km)

Ride3:

Today is a relatively easy ride, as it is a flat open road to Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet after Lhasa.  In the afternoon, go for a guided tour of Tashilungpo monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama.  Inside, you will also see the stupas tomb of the past Panchen Lamas, 

 

Day06 - Shigatse / Lhatse / Tingri (cycle 110km)

Ride4:

After breakfast, we will head out from Shigatse, stopping for a group photo in front of Tashilungpo monastery.  We will do part cycle plan today.  After lunch at Lhatse, we will continue the journey for you to ride up the highest point of the journey, JiaCuoLa highpass at 5260m, definitely an unforgettable experience for you!

Enjoy the descent down to Tingri for the night.

 

Day07 - Tingri / Everest Base Camp (cycle 70km)

Ride5:

The last day of cycling to Everest Base Camp!  After breakfast, we ride out from our hotel in Tingri to the turn-off for the final approach to Everest Base Camp.  There is a Police security checkpoint here which we need to pass through together with our leader, Tibetan guide along with the Tibet Travel Permit.  Be awe by the majestic view of the whole Himalayas range at  Pangla pass 5205m, one of the highest road in Tibet. 

Here, you could technically see 5 highest mountains in the world (L-R: Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu & Shishipangma).  Enjoy cycling down the numerous twisty hair-pins descend to Tashi zong for your lunch.  Depending on time availability & individual fitness, you may cycle your way up the final 48km climb (or shorter using our support vehicle) to Everest Base Camp. 

 

Day08 - Everest Base Camp / Shigatse

Free & easy morning, be sure not to miss the magnificent sunrise on the summit of Qomolangma, the highest mountain in the world.  Transfer back to Shigatse.  In the afternoon, you can go for a hike around Tashilungpo monastery, for a nice overview of the city.

 

Day09 - Shigatse / Lhasa

 

Day10 - Departure

 


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